The trenching works for
the replacement cable for the Guernsey to Jersey1 is still ongoing.
Factors considered to have contributed to the extension are "the
progress to date" and the pending spring tidal currents. A 6
day extension has now been announced and it is anticipated that the finish
date is likely to be 8th November 2019.
The trenching programme itself includes
first pass trenching, ROV survey inspections of the burial of the cable
and additional trenching as required along the full route. There
are concerns that fishing along the cable corridor could impede operational
and navigational safety, and the project owners have requested that no
anchoring or setting of buoys or pots is carried out within the bays until
the trenching works is completed.
NKT High Voltage cables AB is, on behalf
of Guernsey Electricity Ltd, installing a submarine power cable between
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey and Greve de Lecq, Jersey