Orient Cable secures Skye-Harris subsea cable contract

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Orient Cable (NBO) has been awarded a contract by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution to manufacture the cable for the Skye – Harris submarine cable replacement project.

SSEN Distribution has confirmed its decision to proceed with replacement of the 33kV cable which runs from Ardmore, Skye to Beacravik, Harris following the recent subsea cable fault on 16 October.

Following analysis of procurement, cable manufacture and licensing considerations, it is expected that the replacement cable will be energised and operational by end August 2021. The replacement 33kV cable, which will provide increased capacity of between 8 and 10MW compared to the existing link, is expected to arrive in the UK in late May.

Special cable design will be applied for the condition with water depths of 200 metres. A Remote Monitoring System (RMS) will be used to help the remote project management in order to solve the travel restriction under the current COVID-19 situation.

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