Power cable approved to connect Denmark with the United Kingdom

Image: Energinet
Image: Energinet

Denmark’s Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate has approved Energinet to invest in a power cable from Denmark to Great Britain – named Viking Link – to enhance the power grid to the German border.

Energinet CTO Torben Glar Nielsen said the DKR11 billion (US$1.7 billion) project would include an upgrade of the power grid in western Jutland between the city of Holstebro and the Danish-German border.

Viking Link will consist of a 630-kilometre-long submarine cable in the North Sea and about 140 kilometres land cable, of which 75 kilometres will be laid in Denmark between Blåbjerg and Revsing near Vejen, where a converter station will be built, and where Viking Link will be connected with the Danish power grid.

The 1,400MW capacity corresponds to three or four large-scale offshore wind farms.

Viking Link is expected to be commissioned at the end of 2022.

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