Neart na Gaoithe export cable burial about to begin

Export cable burial works are set to soon commence at the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project in the UK.

The burial of the first export cable is due to begin in the week commencing 21 June, with burial of the second cable planned to begin week commencing 19 July 2, at the earliest.

Both export cables will be buried by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) deployed and controlled from the Normand Pacific.

Prior to the burial works, an ROV will complete a pre-burial survey on the as-laid export cables. Once complete, an ROV equipped with a jetting tool and mechanical cutting tool will be lowered onto the seabed to commence burial works.

Following the burial of the two export cables, the ROV will complete a post burial survey of the export cables to ensure the target burial depth has been achieved and that the cable protection is in situ.

It is anticipated that both export cable burials will be completed by the end of August, weather dependent.

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