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North Sea Link

Statnett and National Grid North Sea Link Limited are working together to construct an electricity link between Norway and the UK, North Sea Link (NSL).

What is North Sea Link (NSL)?

Statnett and National Grid North Sea Link Limited are working together on proposals to construct an electricity link between Norway and the UK, North Sea Link (NSL).

North Sea Link will connect the electricity systems of the two countries via high voltage subsea cables from Kvilldal in Norway to Blyth in the UK.

Linking Nordic and British energy markets will bring a number of benefits, including:

  • Providing opportunities for shared use of renewable energy – helping both countries to meet domestic and international renewable and climate change targets.
  • Increasing the security of electricity supplies for both countries.
  • Providing additional transmission capacity for electricity to be traded between both countries, supporting economic growth in Norway and the UK.

Passing through Norwegian and British waters, North Sea Link will be operational in 2021 and will be the longest subsea interconnector in the world.