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National Grid’s Viking Link sets world record

The Viking Link interconnector has received recognition from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

National Grid‘s Viking Link interconnector has been officially recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ as the longest land and subsea HVDC interconnector.

Spanning 757 kilometres between rural Lincolnshire and Revsing in Denmark, the project received its title at the Lincolnshire converter station.

Jointly owned and operated by National Grid and Energinet, the interconnector has been operational since 29th December, transporting over 1,800GWh of power.

Construction began in 2019, involving a specially commissioned vessel and over four million working hours.

National Grid Construction Director Gareth Burden said: “Viking Link is an incredible feat of engineering, bringing cleaner, greener and more affordable energy to consumers as well as increasing energy security for both countries.

“In its first year alone, Viking Link is expected to save 600,000 tonnes of carbon emissions – equal to taking 280,000 cars off UK roads and is already playing a vital role in the green energy transition.”

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