New energy facility in county ‘will inspire the next generation’

The project team behind North Sea Link interconnector has launched an Energy Education Centre.

Monday, 9th September 2019, 11:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 2:48 pm
North Sea Link representatives and pupils from Cambois Primary School.

Located on the interconnector project’s converter site in Cambois, the new facility will aim to strengthen children’s interest in energy and STEM subjects and enable teenagers to learn more about the opportunities that a career in engineering could bring.

Visitors from across the county will be able to find out about the technology behind the major development, there is a purpose-built viewing gallery at the centre and it features interactive elements such as power-generating pedal bikes and video showreels.

Stretching for over 720 kilometres between Cambois in the UK and Kvilldal in Norway, the North Sea Link is set to become the world’s longest subsea electricity interconnector.

It a joint venture between National Grid and Norwegian system operator Statnett.

North Sea Link senior project manager, Steve Coxon, said: “Interconnectors are the perfect tool to facilitate the growth in renewables and we hope that launching our new energy education centre will inspire the next generation to learn more about this kind of technology and the role interconnectors such as North Sea Link play in delivering a greener, cleaner future for the UK.”

Principal contractor for the converter build, ABB, also played a vital role in establishing the centre.

To organise a tour group visit, call the facility on Freephone 0800 2980405.