Siemens Wins Viking Link Gig

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 28, 2019

Map: Siemens Gas and Power (GP)

Map: Siemens Gas and Power (GP)

Germany's Siemens AG said  that it has won a deal to supply two converter stations for the first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark.

Viking Link will enable the exchange of up to 1400MW of electricity to provide increased power-supply reliability and security to consumers in both countries, and will support the integration of renewable energy.

The interconnector is being jointly developed by National Grid Ventures (Great Britain) and Energinet (Denmark) via National Grid Viking Link Ltd. and Energinet Eltransmission A/S. Viking Link is scheduled to begin commercial operation at the end of 2023.

The two converter stations, one in Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, in the UK, and the other in Revising in southern Jutland, in Denmark, will be linked by a 767km DC power cable passing through the North Sea.

Viking Link will be one of the world’s longest DC electricity interconnectors.

Siemens will design, supply, install and commission the converter stations, one in Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire and the other in Revising in southern Jutland. The delivery consists of a converter system for direct current (DC) voltage of ± 525KV that uses HVDC Plus technology.

The interconnector is being jointly developed by National Grid Ventures (Great Britain) and Energinet (Denmark) via National Grid Viking Link Ltd. and Energinet Eltransmission A/S.

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