To facilitate getting the power from Beatrice to shore, our contractors (Nexans) will produce and install around 69km of buried subsea cable from the wind farm due south to a landfall point to the west of Portgordon on the Moray coast. There will be two lengths of cable (to form two circuits) resulting in around 140km of cable in total.
A specialist vessel owned by Nexans (the Skaggerak, pictured) will be used to install the cable.
Installation will begin at the landfall point with ducting installed beneath the shoreline using the latest Direct Pipe technology. The offshore cable will be pulled through the ducts and joined with the onshore cable.
We have completed excavating the cable trench near to shore (within 4.5km). Guard vessels will be employed, if required, to protect any exposed cables on the seabed prior to burial.