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Work begins on the converter station for National Grid’s Viking Link Interconnector

• Converter station will house the technology to enable clean electricity to be transmitted through the 765-kilometre subsea power cable • 2.4km access road and bridge ready for use by construction traffic • Once completed, Viking Link will be one of the longest electricity interconnectors in the world

MT Højgaard and Bravida chosen to build Danish converter station

Viking Link are pleased to announce the chosen suppliers to deliver the Danish converter station. MT Højgaard will deliver the external construction of the converter station and Bravida will deliver the internal installation works, including all services. The two contracts have a combined value of approximately €38m. Aligned to Siemens converter system specifications, the exterior and interior of the building is designed by Rambøll, with decorations made by artist Luciano Pezzoli. MJ Eriksson have been carrying out preparatory works on the site since August 2020 ready for the structural works to begin. MT Højgaard began ground and foundations construction works on 23rd November 2020 and Bravida are due to start the installation works shortly. "After 6 years of planning and preparation, it will be exciting to get started with the construction, and we look forward to seeing the plans finally come into shape", says Arne Hartwigsen, sub-project manager for Civil Works in Revsing. The converter station building is scheduled to be completed in June 2022, after which Siemens will deliver and begin the installation of the internal system.