Linxon wins order for National Grid Bicker Fen 400 kV substation


Linxon has won an order to deliver extension work for the National Grid Bicker Fen 400 kV substation to facilitate its connection with the Viking Link interconnector.

The interconnector and the substation works will allow Britain and Denmark to make more effective use of renewable energy sources, increasing access to clean green energy and improving the security of electricity supplies for both countries.

Viking Link is a 1400 MW high voltage direct current (DC) electricity link between the British and Danish transmission systems, connecting the Bicker Fen substation in Lincolnshire, England and the Revsing substation in southern Jutland, Denmark. The link is a joint venture between the UK’s National Grid Ventures and Denmark’s Energinet.

“This project includes all the necessary equipment procurement, installation and civil works required for the extension of the Bicker Fen 400 kV substation to facilitate the connection with the Viking Link interconnector,” said Frederic Trefois, CEO of Linxon.

The interconnector project will involve the construction of a converter station in each country and the laying of submarine / underground cables between each converter station and their respective substations. Viking Link will be approximately 760 km in length and will allow electricity to be exchanged between Great Britain and Denmark.

Linxon’s scope of work includes the extension of double busbars, bus coupler and two user interconnector bays, including civil works. The majority of the Linxon project work is set to be complete by October 2022.