Linxon Extends Bicker Fen 400 kV AIS Substation For Viking Link Between UK and Denmark

Feb. 22, 2024
The company will start work on the Messaure substation in Jokkmokk to connect northern Sweden to Finland through the Aurora Line by April 2024.

Linxon has completed an extension of Bicker Fen 400 kV AIS substation in Lincolnshire, UK for commissioning of the new 1400 MW high voltage direct current (DC) electricity link, Viking Link between the UK and Denmark. 

The Viking Link interconnector, a joint venture between the UK’s National Grid and Danish System Operators Energinet, is operational allowing electricity exchange between Great Britain and Denmark. 
The link stretches for 765 km between the two countries.

The electricity link connecting the Bicker Fen to Revsing southern Jutland, Denmark helps power to be shared between the two countries. Viking Link and its substations will allow both Britain and Denmark increased access to clean, green energy and improve energy security for both countries.

Linxon provided the EPC solution for the extension of double busbars, bus coupler and two user (interconnector) bays for the project.

“Viking Link offers a broader energy mix, a more sustainable approach to growing energy needs and ultimately lower prices for consumers in peak consumption periods,” said Stefan Reisacher, CEO at Linxon. “We are delighted to have worked with National Grid on a project that allows Linxon’s expertise in energy transmission to come to the fore.”

Linxon offers turnkey solutions incorporating design, procurement, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of established Hitachi Energy power products.

The company intends to begin work on the Messaure substation in Jokkmokk, connecting northern Sweden to Finland, through the Aurora line by April 2024. The line is expected  to be commissioned in 2025.


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