General – Cable Pull-In Shetland
NKT and SSEN Transmission have reached a major milestone in the installation of the Shetland HVDC Link with the successful pull-in of the 320 kV HVDC power cable.
The pull-in is a milestone in connecting Shetland to the national electricity grid for the first time as the next section of subsea cable laying gets underway, helping secure the islands future security of supply of clean, low carbon power.
The link will enable 600MW of clean, renewable electricity generation to connect – including the 457MW Viking Energy Wind Farm, which upon completion is set to be the UK’s most productive onshore wind farm – supporting UK and Scottish net zero and energy security targets.
The Shetland HVDC Link project is on track to be completed by Summer 2024.