Powering Progress: Linxon Triumphs With Completion Of Key Viking Link Substation


Energizing the Future: Linxon’s Pivotal Role in the Groundbreaking Viking Link Project

In a monumental stride towards a more interconnected and sustainable energy future, Linxon has successfully completed the extension of the Bicker Fen 400 kV AIS substation, heralding a new era in energy collaboration between the UK and Denmark with the commissioning of the 1400MW Viking Link. This engineering marvel not only symbolizes a significant technological feat but also marks the dawn of shared power resources between the two nations, a first of its kind.

Spanning an impressive 765 km and traversing through British, Dutch, German, and Danish waters, the Viking Link is a testament to international cooperation and engineering excellence. A joint venture between the UK’s National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet, this high voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity link connects Bicker Fen in the UK with Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark. It’s a lifeline that promises to bolster both countries’ access to clean, green energy, enhancing energy security and sustainability.

Linxon’s involvement in this project, particularly in delivering the Bicker Fen 400 kV AC substation extension in Lincolnshire, UK, underscores the company’s expertise and leadership in energy transmission. The extension, featuring double busbars, a bus coupler, and two user (interconnector) bays, was brought to fruition under a contract awarded in late 2020, showcasing Linxon’s EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) capabilities.

Stefan Reisacher, CEO at Linxon, reflects on the project’s broader implications: “Viking Link offers a broader energy mix, a more sustainable approach to growing energy needs, and ultimately lower prices for consumers in peak consumption periods.” This perspective highlights the project’s potential to not only meet growing energy demands but also to do so in a way that is both sustainable and economically beneficial.

As Linxon celebrates this achievement, the company is already gearing up for its next venture—the Messaure substation in Jokkmokk. This project, which begins in April 2024, aims to connect northern Sweden with Finland via the Aurora Line, set to be commissioned in 2025. It’s a clear indication that Linxon’s commitment to advancing energy transmission solutions remains strong, promising a brighter, more connected future for all.

The Viking Link stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when countries and companies come together in pursuit of a greener, more resilient energy landscape. It’s a beacon of hope and innovation, demonstrating that through collaboration and cutting-edge technology, we can overcome the challenges of our time and pave the way for a sustainable future.

Join the conversation and celebrate this monumental achievement with #VikingLinkSuccess #GreenEnergyFuture #LinxonInnovation #SustainableEnergyForAll.








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