Community is at the core of everything we do. We don’t just deliver power to communities – we are a part of them. Our vision for the future is driven by them and we’re always looking for new ways to give something back.
Keeping in touch
Engaging with the local community is very important to all of us here at Viking Link and through the following channels, we will ensure that that residents are kept informed of proposals throughout the planning and construction phases:
Public Information Events
These events will provide information about the construction timetable and planned works along the interconnector route.
Residents will be invited to attend public information events before construction begins, to view the detailed designs, meet our newly appointed contractors who will be building the converter station and installing the underground cable, and provide any thoughts or feedback you may wish to share.
Local Community Liaison Groups (CLG)
We are seeking representatives from the local community to sit on Community Liaison Groups which will be located at strategic locations along the cable route, the converter station and the landfall site.
The committee will also involve members of the project team, local landowners and members of Parish and Local Councils. Once appointed, we will also invite our main contractors to sit on the committee.
The committee will meet regularly in the run up to and during construction to discuss upcoming activities and arrange appropriate means and timescales to communicate information to the wider community. In this way, we can ensure that members of the community have a forum for raising any requests for information with the project team through their representatives.
Skills and learning
We are always looking for new opportunities to improve local skills and employment.
We want to bring science and engineering to life for young people.
We are planning to work with the region’s schools and colleges to inspire today’s young students to become the apprentices and engineers of tomorrow.
We are developing a STEM-based curriculum that has real-life situations to help students to learn and show how they benefit our society and even our world as a whole.
Additionally, we will showcase the various opportunities available to develop skills through a combination of practical work and academic study.
Supply chain opportunities
We want Viking Link to be a catalyst for supply chain, skills & economic growth in Lincolnshire, and
through our partnerships, we will be looking to provide opportunities for local companies across all phases of the project.
Register your interest.
Keep a watch on the website for more information on each of these initiatives.