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Danish Energy, Utility & Climate Minister approves investment for Viking Link

The Danish Minister for Energy, Utility and Climate has formally approved the Viking Link investment. This approval, which was confirmed on 25 October 2017, was received along with the investment approvals for two other Danish infrastructure projects.

Viking Link, the proposed 770 km long interconnector between Denmark and Great Britain, is being jointly developed by Energinet and National Grid Viking Link (NGVL). It is set to improve the socio-economies of both countries. The investment approval is an important step towards the transition to greener energy, as Viking Link will enable a more effective use of renewable energy. The Project proposal comprises of both Onshore and Offshore Schemes and runs through the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) of Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. If granted planning permission and other relevant licenses, a final investment decision by the project partners will be confirmed by spring 2018 and the interconnector is planned to be in operation by 2022. Energinet and NGVL will continue to engage and discuss its project proposals with all relevant authorities and stakeholders within all its territories.

Read more about the approval in Energinet’s press release.