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A decommissioned submarine
electricity cable between Lerwick and Bressay in Shetland, was removed from the
Bressay Sound in March 2018.
Earlier in 2016, this cable was replaced by a directional drilled subsea
cable between the two islands, which ensured a safe reliable supply of
electricity to the islands residents and businesses. Planning permission for the new cable was
granted with a condition that the old subsea cable, which runs across the busy
Lerwick Harbour to Heogan on Bressay, be taken out of the water.
Work to remove this cable
was carried out in 2018 by two vessels, the MPC Advance and the Forth
Guardsman. Frequent contact with the Lerwick Port Authority was required to
ensure that this main navigation channel was kept open during operations.
Divers were also used to cut the redundant cable on the sea bed and ensure that
the cable was removed without disturbing a nearby water main.
The cable removal, took
7 days to complete with the safety of all our staff, contractors and other sea
users our highest priority.
Click on the video below to find out about our Lerwick to
Bressay submarine electricity cable removal.