Scottish government gives green light for Scotland-Norway interconnector

Marine Scotland has granted the marine licences required by the planned NorthConnect Scotland-Norway electricity interconnector.

Announced on 15 February by Invest Aberdeen, an investment hub set up by Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council, the interconnector is planned to have a capacity of 1.4GW and will connect Boddam in Scotland to Simadalen in Norway via 665km of cable to allow the trading of electricity.

Aberdeenshire council approved the plans in January and this announcement marks the final piece of planning permission required by the project. NorthConnect has said it is aiming for 2023-24 to begin commercial operations.

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