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  • Mainland - Jura Cable Replacement

  • Project overview

    Our project to replace the submarine electricity cable connecting the Isle of Jura to Tayvallich in Argyll is now complete, following a cable fault in November.

    Our teams have connected the new cable to the main electricity network on Tuesday 31 March, returning the network to normal operation to ensure a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the islands of Jura, Islay and Colonsay.

    We received a marine licence to carry out the cable replacement on 24 January and a specialist marine vessel sailed to the west coast to commence installation as quickly as possible. Continued unfavourable weather conditions meant our teams were unable to secure the three-day window of suitable sea conditions required to lay the cable.

    The vessel remained on standby and was mobilised at first light on Wednesday 25 March to commence installation, with our regional teams making final connections to energise the cable on Tuesday 31 March.

    Since November, Jura, Islay and Colonsay have been powered by a combination of Bowmore Power Station and local renewable generation to ensure customers on the islands continued to receive the power they need.

    Stage 4 - Construction
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