SSEN announces completion of Caithness-Moray transmission link

SSEN Transmission has announced that it has completed the 1,200MW capacity Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link.

In an 11 January press release, the firm said that total spend for the project is estimated to be around £970mn against an Ofgem-approved allowance of £1,062mn. The project uses High Voltage Direct Current technology to transmit power through a 113km subsea cable beneath the Moray Firth seabed between new converter stations at Spittal in Caithness and Blackhillock in Moray.

Taking four years to construct, SSE Transmission described it as “the most significant investment in the north of Scotland electricity transmission system since the 1950s”.

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