A £1.7 billion project to build the world’s longest subsea power cable between Britain and Denmark has been approved by National Grid. The 760km Viking Link interconnector between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire and Revsing in Jutland is scheduled to be completed by 2023, the FTSE 100 group said. It will be able to carry up to 1.4 gigawatts of electricity, enough to power more than a million homes, and will enable the UK to tap surplus energy from Denmark’s wind farms. The project is a 50-50 joint venture between the Grid, which is responsible for operating Britain’s electricity transmission system, and its Danish counterpart. Viking Link should seize the record for the longest subsea cable from North Sea Link, the 720km interconnector that National Grid is building between the UK and Norway, which is due to be completed in 2021. Britain has four subsea power links connecting it to Northern Ireland, France, the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland. Four more are being built with the Grid involved in three links, to Belgium, France and Norway.
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