Controversial Norway-UK interconnector project canceled

The cable would have made NOK 8.5bn for the state, and would have been able to reduce the UK's carbon emissions by 2 million tonnes annually.

Photo: Energinet / Lars Horn / Baghuset

On the day before New Year's Eve, the Norwegian government has decided to check off a significant item on its to-do list: the 655 kilometer 1.4GW interconnector North Connect between the UK and Norway.

The cable was initially postponed indefinitely by Norway's previous conservative government led by Erna Solbjerg. The Scandinavian country first wanted to gather experiences from Nordlink to Germany and twin cable North Sea Link to Britain. Now the dream of yet another transmission line is finally dead.

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