Emera set to install North America’s longest submarine electricity cables
The arrival of the Skagerrak, operated by the cable supplier Nexans, marks the start of the submarine cable installation process. Over the next few weeks members of Nexans’ highly specialized crew will prepare for the installation of the first electrical connection across the Cabot Strait between Nova Scotia and the island of Newfoundland.
Throughout the various stages of the manufacturing process and transport of each cable, members of Emera Newfoundland & Labrador’s Marine Team have been monitoring and inspecting the progression to maintain quality assurance.
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About The Maritime Link Project
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The first of two submarine cables for the Maritime Link Project arrived onboard the Skagerrak. Each cable is approximately 170 km in length and weighs 5,500 tonnes. Combined, both cables weigh more than the Eiffel Tower.
Nexans’ cable laying vessel, the Skagerrak, arrived in Canadian waters in mid-April with the first submarine cable for the Maritime Link Project. This vessel and its highly specialized crew will be instrumental in laying both submarine cables for the Project.
Each submarine cable is 10 cm in diameter (similar to a two litre soft drink bottle).
The first cable for the Maritime Link Project onboard Nexans' cable laying vessel, the Skagerrak.
A back view of the Skagerrak docked in Argentia, NL in mid-April 2017.