EU agrees €10mn finance to support development of strategic North Sea interconnector
NorthConnect appoints marine survey specialist for interconnector project
NorthConnect Interim Public Communication Plan has now been published at this website.
The planning application has been submitted for the Interconnector Converter Station to be located near Boddam, Peterhead and the High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) Cable route connecting the Converter Station with the planned new Peterhead Substation.
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.
: 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.
NorthConnect are inviting local residents to attend a community information day to meet the project team and discuss the aesthetics of the Scottish Interconnector Converter Station.
NorthConnect are consulting with residents on the aesthetics of the Scottish Interconnector Converter Station, a copy of the flier is available for at the top of our "Downloads" page.
The NorthConnect cable project recently reached an important milestone in securing land plot for its Norwegian converter station at Simadalen, by agreement with the landowner, Eidfjord municipality. The agreement was signed by Eidfjord and NorthConnect in July.