As a supplier to many clean energy infrastructure projects, Elcowire plays a key role in building a more sustainable society. The projects we are involved in include the development of various interconnectors, something which forms an important part of the European Union’s vision for a greener and more unified electricity market.
“Viking Link” is a project, where Elcowire is a partner as a significant supplier of copper conductors.
Currently under construction, the Viking Link is a 1400 MW underwater high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable connecting British and Danish electricity transmission systems. It will run between the Bicker Fen substation in Lincolnshire, UK and the Revsing substation in southern Jutland, Denmark, and will be approximately 760 kilometres in length.
In addition to a lower investment cost, HVDC technology ensures lower loss than equivalent AC transmission.
It can be used to transfer power between separate AC networks and can be automatically controlled to support either network during transient conditions, without the risk that a major power-system collapse in one network will lead to a collapse in the second.
The combined economic and technical benefits make HVDC suitable choice for connecting remote electricity sources, such as offshore wind farms.
At the completion of the project, the Viking Link will allow the exchange of electricity between Great Britain and Denmark. In particular, the interconnector will enable a more effective use of renewable energy, creating access to sustainable electricity generation and improved security of electricity supplies. It will thereby offer important socio-economic benefits to both countries.
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