Approval indicated for $2.2B Viking Link interconnector

UK, Lincolnshire: Boston Borough Councillors have said they are inclined to support plans for more than 64 km of underground cables being installed in Lincolnshire as part of ambitious plans for an electricity network between the UK and Denmark, reports Boston Standard.

The Viking Link is a proposed 761-km HVDC electricity interconnector between Bicker Fen near Boston, UK and the substation Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark.

Co-financed by the European Union, the £1.6 billion ($2.2 billion) project is a cooperation between the National Grid and Danish company, and is expected to begin operating in 2022.

In the UK, the project would also involve construction of a new converter station at North Ing Drove near Donington, before being connected to the existing National Grid substation at Bicker Fen.

The link scheme would reduce the cost of electricity and provide low carbon energy for one million households.

Source: Boston Standard