General – Interconnector
Prysmian announced the completion of Viking Link jointing activities of the 135 km land cables.
Viking Link is the world’s longest power cable interconnector linking the UK and Denmark, which is running on schedule to meet end-2023 delivery.
When completed, it will enable the more effective use of renewable energy, access to sustainable electricity generation and reinforce the system reliability ensuring zero-carbon generation.
The Viking Link calls for the design, manufacturing and installation of approximately 1400 kms of cables, 1250 kms submarine cables and 135 kms land cables. More in details, the cables system consists of two poles each one approximately 700 km long installed between the UK converter station located in Bicker Fen, in Lincolnshire, and the landfall located at Houstrup Strand beach, in Denmark.
The 1250 km submarine power cables are laid by Prysmian’s cable laying vessels in a bundle configuration. For the first 150 km of the cable route from both UK and Danish shore towards the mid-sea a Prysmian fiber optic cable is laid in bundle together with the two power cables.
“The installation of the submarine cables started in 2021, when the first two installation campaigns were installed by Prysmian’s owned cable laying vessels Cable Enterprise and Leonardo da Vinci; in 2022 three additional offshore sections were installed by the two vessels reaching an overall length of 870 km of submarine cables installed and protected.”