The UK government has finally given approval for the delayed 1.4GW UK-Denmark Viking Link interconnector, which is expected to aid pan-European flows of renewable energy in the next decade.

The Viking Link, which is being jointly developed by the UK’s National Grid and Danish transmission system operator Energinet, will establish a 770km-long high voltage direct current interconnector between Bicker Fen in Lincolnshire, eastern England, and Revsing in southern Jutland, Denmark.

The interconnector project, which was formally approved by the Danish government in October 2017, has been held up on the UK side by local opponents to the proposed route in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire.