Viking Link Construction update
COVID-19 - The welfare of our employees, contractors and local community remains our priority. All the people who need to continue working on site are doing so under stringent health and safety measures to protect themselves and the communities in which they operate.
Archaeology work - Archaeology trial trenching and mitigation work activities are ongoing along the length of the cable route until December 2020. Work is being undertaken by Wessex Archaeology for Balfour Beatty and Headland Archaeology for Siemens.
Cable Route Construction Works: As the project continues to prepare for cable installation, there will be various temporary road works in place - Further updates can be found here
Works at Bicker Fen converter site:
The main activities taking place at the Viking Link Converter Station site have been the construction of a new dedicated access road from the A52 to our Converter station site. We have recently finished constructing and tarmacking the bellmouth and road which ensures that heavy loads can safely exit and access the site from the A52.
In agreement with Lincolnshire Highways, a 40mph speed restriction will remain in place for the duration of the construction works, to promote the safety of all road users, including the Viking Link contractors and other road user
We have completed construction of the access track from the Viking Link site to the NGET substation, this will enable access to the work required to connect Viking Link into the NGET network.
Works are ongoing at the site of the new converter station including the delivery of our main welfare units which will see the removal of our temporary compound at the A52.
Civil works have commenced for the AC Cable duct installation for the ongoing construction of the AC Cable to connection from the Viking Converter Station into National Grid Bicker Fen.
Our principal contractor Siemens Energy UK have the following contractors undertaking works :
- Volker Infra
- PJ Careys
- Wernick Hire
- William Hare
- RSK/Ian Farmers/Headland Archaeology
- JJ Mac
- Protector Group
- Skells Traffic Management
- Combined Weed Control
- Smith Electrical
- Western Power Distribution
- SES Engineering Services
AC Cable construction works – From Middle Fen Drove (PE11 4XY) to Vicarage Drove (PE20 3BQ) :
AC Cable civils works (Duct and HDD installations) – June-November 2021
AC Cable installation works – Oct-Dec 2021 and then March – September 2022
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