Viking Link route announced, now for talks over station design

Viking Link has announced that a proposed electricity connection between the UK and Denmark will see cabling linked to a National Grid substation at Bicker Fen.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG020213-587TW.
Viking Link has announced that a proposed electricity connection between the UK and Denmark will see cabling linked to a National Grid substation at Bicker Fen. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG020213-587TW.
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The team behind a proposed electricity connection between the UK and Denmark has chosen a preferred route for underground cabling that would run through Lincolnshire as part of the project.

The so-called Viking Link would see cabling being laid from Denmark to a National Grid substation at Bicker Fen.

Those behind the two billion Euro scheme say it would help provide the UK with a secure supply of affordable energy and move it towards greener sources of power.

During September and October this year, National Grid Viking Link held a consultation on two cable route corridor options – dubbed purple and orange.

These would provide room for a pair of underground direct current electricity cables and an optional smaller fibre optic cable, running between the preferred landfall site at Sandilands, East Lindsey, and the preferred converter station site at North Ing Drove, near Donington.

The consultation also invited thoughts on the design options for the proposed converter station.

This feedback will be discussed with South Holland District Council prior to a planning application being made