NorthConnect – The NorthConnect Power Link – Norway - Project Profile
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NorthConnect, a commercial joint venture between Vattenfall UK, Agder Energi, E-CO Energi and Lyse Energi, is planning to build a transmission interconnector from Samnanger in Norway to Peterhead, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the UK.
The project involves the construction of a 655km high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) interconnector with a transmission capacity of 500kV 1,400MW HVDC. It includes the construction of an onshore converter station in the village of Boddam, just south of Peterhead, and related infrastructure, the installation of power control units, transformers and equipment, and the laying of power cables.
Scottish European Green Energy Centre (SEGEC) announced US$55,904 fund for the proposed project on February 1, 2011.
On February 18, 2011, NorthConnect submitted the project plans to the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).
In September 2011, NVE issued scope of work for the environmental impact assessment (EIA).
On May 14, 2012, NorthConnect appointed Xodus to conduct a route study; and Ramboll for site inspection of the project.
NorthConnect signed an agreement with the TSO National Grid, and secured a connection point in Peterhead Scotland on August 13, 2012.
On January 11, 2013, NorthConnect submitted an application for concession and EIA report to NVE.
On April 24, 2015, NorthConnect submitted a planning application to Aberdeenshire Council.
Aberdeenshire Council held a public consultation in May 2015 and approved the project on August 27, 2015.
On April 22, 2016, NorthConnect applied to the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority for an electricity interconnector license. The closing date for comments on this licence application is May 23, 2016.
On June 20, 2016 the project received an electricity interconnector licence from the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.
On September 16, 2016, NorthConnect joins the Norwegian Wind Energy Association (NORWEA). The transmission interconnector project will be developed in design, build and operate basis.
The project will receive US$106 million from the Connecting Europe Facility, the Europen Union (EU’s) funding support programme for infrastructure.
Planning activities are underway. The construction works are expected to commence in 2019 and complete by 2022.
The project involves the construction of a 655km HVDC interconnector with a transmission capacity of 1,400MW from Samnanger in Norway to Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The US$1,618 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of an onshore converter station
2. Installation of power-control units
3. Installation of transformers
4. Installation of equipment
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