NorthConnect is a project company owned by four partners in Norway, UK and Sweden. Our directive is to plan, build and operate an HVDC interconnector between Norway and the UK. The co-operation agreement between the four partners, Agder Energi, E-CO, Lyse and Vattenfall AB was signed on February 1. 2011. If you are looking for documents to download, please press the "Downloads" button on the top of the page.
NorthConnect has investigated the inclusion of a repeaterless fibre-optic data cable in the project, and initial findings show it will be technically feasible and very cost-effective when combined with the power cable design, manufacture and subsea installation. The commercial aspects are being examined further, but NorthConnect has a unique geographic advantage where it meets the Norwegian and UK coastlines, crossing strong, existing fibre-optic links very close to the world class oil and gas centres of both Stavanger and Aberdeen. This will also provide a significant opportunity to Norway for the development of data-centres in the Rogaland region.
Community Information Day on the UK Interconnector Converter Station and High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) cable route was held in Boddam on the 26th of February, 52 people attended. Questions with regard to what will look like, noise levels and ecological impacts were discussed. The information boards displayed can be viewed by downloading them from the downloads page.
NorthConnect has been included in the EU's 10 Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP) 2014 and ranked among the most important projects with PCI (Project of Common Interest) status for Socio-Economic Welfare, CO2 Reduction and Integration of Renewables across Europe.