Your browser does not support JavaScript or has it disabled. To enable full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript.
  • 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
  • Register for updates on this project

    Full Name.
    Email address.

    We take your privacy seriously and we are committed to keeping your information safe. Your personal data will be used to process your query in accordance with our privacy policy. We may also share your information with our third party service providers to carry out surveys or works on our behalf. For more information on how we collect and process your data, please see our privacy notice, www.ssen.co.uk/PrivacyNotice/.

  • Click on the 'Edit' icon in the top-right corner of this widget to select Content/Form you wish to display.