National Grid Get The Green Light


National Grid has secured a $743m Green Loan to finance the Viking Link interconnector, which will go a long way to helping the UK reach its net zero target.

Having been involved with the Viking Link scheme since 2015, providing the ecology and protected species service up to and after gaining planning approval, we are delighted that it has now received a green loan to finance its construction.

TEP provided input to site selection for the landfall and converter station site, route corridor selection and refinement of the route, as well as undertaking habitat and protected species surveys along the 65km route. We also produced the ecology chapter for the Environmental Statement and following planning approval, undertook updated habitat and protected species prior to construction commencing.

TEP’s work has ensured that protected sites and habitats have been avoided.  Potential effects on protected species and those of conservation concern will be avoided through the micro-siting of development, or mitigated to ensure the local ecological resource is not significantly affected by the scheme.

We are pleased to have supported National Grid in getting to this stage. To learn more about its Viking Link story click here.

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