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Vikings are coming! Have your say on power line

Public consultation events organised by the project developers are to be held so that residents have a chance to comment on the Viking Link - a project connecting a substation at Bicker Fen with an electricity transmission system in Denmark.

Letters are being sent by the project developers to residents in the area inviting them to attend consultation events starting this week.

Viking Link is a proposed 1400 megawatt high voltage direct current electricity link between the British and Danish transmission systems connecting at Bicker Fen substation and Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark. The project will involve the construction of a converter station in each country and the installation of subsea and underground cables between each converter station and underground cables between the converter station and substation in each country.

The project is being jointly developed by National Grid Viking Link Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid Group, and Energinet.dk which owns, operates and develops the Danish electricity and gas transmission systems.

They now need to identify where to bring the pair of subsea interconnector cables onshore and where to build the converter station close to Bicker Fen substation. Four areas have been shortlisted where a converter station could be located and three options for a landfall point.

Views are now sought by the developer  to take into account before a preferred landfall point and converter station site are selected.

Public consultation events for the converter station areas will be held at:

Public consultation events for the landfall areas will be held at:

Following the consultation period and confirmation of a preferred converter station location and cable landfall, the developer will then undertake consultation on the onshore cable route options between the landfall and converter station and between the converter station and Bicker Fen substation. This further consultation on cable routeing options will take place in the summer.

More information on the project can be found at www.viking-link.com and will be available at the events.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the project community relations team on behalf of the project developer on 0800 731 0561 or email vikinglink@communityrelations.co.uk

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Shortlisted converter station areas in the Bicker area