An electricity superhighway planned between Peterhead and Norway could bring a 600 jobs boom to the local area, according to plans submitted today by developers.

The giant power connector, called NorthConnect, will see the renewable energy markets of Scotland and Norway trade energy, if the idea is adopted by the general public.

Developers have submitted plans to lay a 415 mile cable from Peterhead to the Norwegian west coast, due to begin in 2023.

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