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14 Jul 20201 minute read

World’s longest clean power cables to connect UK and Denmark

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World’s longest clean power cables to connect UK and Denmark

The world’s longest electricity interconnector, which will be used exclusively for clean energy, is being built between the UK and Denmark, representing a major milestone in the UK’s efforts to meet its Net Zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.

Named the Viking Link, the project, set to be completed in 2023, will run cables 475 miles under the sea between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, England and Revsing in South Jutland, Denmark. It is a collaborative project between the UK’s National Grid and the Danish electricity system owner and operator, Energinet.

Mike Elmer, the Viking Link project director for National Grid Ventures said to the Independent: “We’ve already completed the initial groundwork with archaeological and ecological surveys as well as water works studies, however this is a key construction milestone for the project.

“Viking Link will play a vital role in helping to decarbonise the UK’s power supply on the journey to a net zero carbon energy system. It will enable access to a cleaner greener supply of electricity, which will make energy more secure and affordable for consumers.”

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