General – Cable Installation
NKT is set to commence the second cable installation campaign for SSEN Transmission’s Shetland High Voltage Direct-Current (HVDC) link in the North Sea in March.
The vessel, NKT Victoria, will be used to lay the cable on the seabed. Once the cable is installed, the Grand Canyon III will be used to trench the cable to the required burial depth in the seabed.
The £660 million project includes the construction of a 260-kilometer subsea cable from Shetland to the GB mainland, linking Shetland to the national grid for the first time.
The installation of the first 100 kilometers of subsea cable was completed at the end of 2022, with all onshore HVDC cables installed for the project.