On 13 October, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy granted Statnett a licence to construct an interconnector linking Norway and the UK. This is an important milestone in the project’s development.
The decision means that the project has been licenced to enable Norway and the UK to trade power. The North Sea Link project already has a planning approval for the construction planned in Norway.
Executive Vice President Håkon Borgen in Statnett said: “We are very pleased that the Ministry has now issued the licence for the planned subsea cable to the UK. This is an important step towards realising the project as planned.”