NKT scores Shetland Link contract

In: Interconnectors
NKT has been awarded a contract of EUR 235 million by SSEN Transmission to deliver and install a High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) interconnector to the Shetland Link project.

The turnkey order comprises the manufacturing of two 260 km of 320 kV high-voltage DC on-and offshore power cables, installation by the cable-laying vessel
NKT Victoria and protection of the cables. The power cables will be manufactured in Karlskrona, Sweden, with expected production start in 2021 and with commissioning in 2024. 

Shetland Link will be the first transmission connection between the Scottish mainland and the island of Shetland, located off the north-east coast of Scotland.

Earlier this week Ofgem decided to approve the 600 MW subsea transmission link between mainland Scotland and the Shetland Isles, on the condition that the Viking Energy Wind Farm (VEWF) goes ahead. Proposed by Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE-T), the Shetland Interconnector is to be delivered in Q1 2024.

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