The replacement Jura – mainland electricity cable operated by Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution (SSEPD) was laid across the Sound of Jura from Carsaig Bay on the mainland to Lealt Bay on Jura yesterday, 3rd December 2014 by Briggs Marine. The final shore end pull to Jura is due to be completed today, 4th December 2014.
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.