NordLink ‘green cable’ becomes fully operational

TenneT and partners Statnett and KfW have taken over the NordLink high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system between Norway and Germany, marking the end of the interconnector’s trial operation. Nordlink cable installation (Courtesy of TenneT) The takeover from converter manufacturer … Read More

NIB signs off €134 million loan for Viking Link interconnector

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a 10-year loan agreement with Danish national transmission system operator Energinet to co-finance the construction of the Viking Link interconnector between the UK and Denmark. The Viking Link (Courtesy of Viking Link) The … Read More

Ofgem and CRE halt public consultation for AQUIND

Ofgem and its French counterpart the Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (CRE) have published a decision to discontinue public consultation for the AQUIND interconnector. The AQUIND Interconnector is a proposed 2GW subsea and underground high voltage direct current power transmission … Read More

COBRAcable back in business

The COBRAcable interconnector between Dutch and Danish electricity networks is back in operation, Tennet reported on Friday. The 700 MW submarine interconnector was out of operation due to a failure in the cable since the end of September. The repair … Read More

NordLink interconnector enters trial operation phase

TenneT and partners Statnett and KfW have put the NordLink interconnector between Germany and Norway into trial operation. The 1,400 MW ‘Green Cable’ will facilitate the exchange of Norwegian hydropower and German wind energy. The trial also symbolises the entry … Read More

Harmony Link picks seabed survey crew

PSE and Litgrid, transmission system operators in Poland and Lithuania, have signed an agreement with the consortium composed of MEWO, Gdynia Maritime University, and Garant Diving UAB for the seabed survey in the Baltic Sea along the route of the … Read More

Harmony Link project lands €720 million

The EU has allocated close to €720 million from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for the investments in power transmission infrastructure in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The decision follows joint application made earlier this year by transmission system operators … Read More

Hydrogen power for UK Viking Link construction site

Siemens Energy, lead contractor for the construction of National Grid’s Viking Link interconnector project in Lincolnshire, has installed a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell to provide off grid power to the project’s construction site for the first time. Off grid power … Read More