Viking Link Interconnector (MLA/2017/00106)

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has carried out an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) under the Marine Works (EIA) Regulations 2007 (as amended) in relation to the Viking Link Interconnector.

In accordance with Regulation 22, the MMO has decided to grant EIA consent for the project, subject to certain conditions being imposed.

Full details of the decision, including the environmental information taken into consideration, the main reasons and considerations on which the EIA consent decision was based and the conditions attached to the consent can be found at

This information may also be inspected free of charge during normal working hours at the MMO’s office (a charge may be made for copies of data provided). Requests to inspect such information should be directed to:

Marine Licensing Team Marine Management Organisation Lancaster House Hampshire Court Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7YH

Tel: 0300 123 1032


The Marine Works (EIA) Regulations 2007 (as amended) transpose, in relation to marine works, the EIA Directive (Council Directive 87/337/EEC of 27 June 1985, as amended).

The EIA for the Viking Link Interconnector scheme was carried out following an application relating to the project for a Marine Licence under the Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009. Following EIA consent, the Regulator will consider authorising such applications.


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