Wind energy – cable installation
Pre-lay trenching works along a number of inter-array cable routes within the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) Wind Farm Area are due to start on 7 August 2021.
The inter-array cable routes will be trenched by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) which is deployed and controlled from DEME Offshore’s Living Stone.
The pre-trenching survey on the inter-array cable routes will be carried out by the Guardian. Once complete and the routes are confirmed clear of any seabed obstructions, the ROV equipped with a jetting tool and mechanical cutting tool will be deployed to commence pre-lay trenching works.
The ROV will be guided to the inter-array cable routes and commence cutting operations along the seabed. The Guardian will complete a post trenching survey to monitor the trenching depth. From the 6
Weather permitting, the Living Stone will carry out works on a continuous basis (i.e. 24-hour working, seven days a week), unless notified otherwise.