Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) have announced that cable laying work will start this morning (Wednesday 3rd December 2014) on the replacement Jura-Mainland electricity cable. Cable laying should be completed by Briggs Marine by the end of the day. The cable is due to be commissioned over the next few days, with the intention that it should be ready to test and energise on Sunday 7th December 2014.
Information about the vessels involved in the cable installation work and the survey work that is being carried out along the cable route (including a link that shows the current location of each vessel) is provided below:-
- Forth Guardsman: cable laying vessel | Call sign ZIVU6
- Forth Jouster: tug | Call sign 2BME4
- Forth Fighter: tug | Call sign MFEH6
- Mersey Guardian: survey vessel | Call sign 2FGL4
Further details of the cable installation work and associated survey work, as well as information about the vessels working on this project, can be found in our earlier update here.