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  • 14 June 2017
    Storage

    The NKT Victoria cable-laying vessel has successfully laid the first HVDC cables in the Moray Firth as part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ GBP 1.1 billion Caithness-Moray transmission project.

  • 23 May 2017
    Storage

    NKT Cables’ recently launched cable laying vessel – NKT Victoria has started working on itsher maiden project – the installation of two subsea power cables connecting Caithness and Moray in Scotland.

  • 14 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Caithness-Moray transmission project has kicked off its 2017 offshore campaign with clearance of rocks and boulders along the proposed subsea cable route. The route for the cable was cleared by the Siem Ruby vessel utilising a subsea boulder clearance plough to clear the route of boulders along the seabed. The same vessel will subsequently be used to […]

  • 12 September 2012

    As Marine Scotland starts with meetings throughout Scotland to engage communities in discussions over Holyrood’s plans for offshore renewable energy, Caithness and North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership’s programme manager Eann Sinclair predicts that Caithness could be set for offshore energy boost, the John O’Groat Journal informs. Though Caithness is not listed as a venue, Mr. Sinclair […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    The NKT Victoria cable-laying vessel has laid the first HVDC cables in the Moray Firth as part of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ Caithness-Moray transmission project. The vessel completed its first campaign from Noss Head in Caithness to the midpoint of the cable route this week. It has now returned to Sweden to reload the […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Storage

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission, the wholly-owned subsidiary of SSE plc, has completed the construction, commissioning and energization of the new Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link in Scotland. The link uses HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) technology to transmit power through a 113-kilometre subsea cable beneath the Moray Firth seabed between new converter stations at […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Storage

    NKT has completed the HVDC power cable system at the Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link in Scotland. NKT completed the turnkey project of the 320kV HVDC XLPE offshore and onshore power cable system covering a total transmission length of 160km. The company’s cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria made its maiden voyage for the work and was used for the installation of power cables […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN Transmission), the wholly-owned subsidiary of SSE plc, has completed the construction, commissioning and energisation of the new Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link. Caithness-Moray is the largest single investment ever undertaken by the SSE Group and represents the most significant investment in the north of Scotland electricity transmission system since […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Trapoil, the independent oil and gas exploration, appraisal and production company focused on the UK Continental Shelf region of the North Sea, announces that it has entered into legally binding Heads of Agreement with Caithness Oil Limited, its parent company, Caithness Petroleum Limited and IGas Energy plc. Under the terms of the Agreement, Trapoil has […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has signed a Letter of Intent with ABB, the leading firm within power and automation technologies, for a seabed clearance and trenching project in the north of Scotland. The Aberdeenshire-based subsea technology firm will prepare the route for the 100-mile interconnector cable at the centre of SHE Transmission’s £1.2 billion Caithness-Moray […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    A group of Caithness and Sutherland businesses, including Wick Harbour Authority and Scrabster Harbour Trust, have travelled to Suffolk to look in detail at the services and facilities offered at the extensive offshore wind operations base which has been established there. The visit to Lowestoft was funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) as part […]

  • 12 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    The Scottish Government’s Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, Paul Wheelhouse MSP, marked the official completion of SSEN Transmission’s flagship Caithness-Moray HVDC link with a visit to Blackhillock substation in Moray. The £1bn transmission link, delivered on time and within regulatory allowances, has unlocked the vast renewables potential of the north of Scotland. The […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has signed a Letter of Intent with ABB for a seabed clearance and trenching project in the north of Scotland.  The Aberdeenshire-based subsea technology firm will prepare the route for the 100-mile interconnector cable at the centre of SHE Transmission’s £1.2 billion Caithness-Moray transmission link project. Depending on the final scope […]

  • 19 July 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    The installation of four cable ducts through the rock beneath Noss Head, north of Wick, and almost 500 metres out to sea has been completed as part of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission’s (SHE Transmission’s) £1.1 billion Caithness-Moray project. The transition between land and sea represents one of the most challenging elements in the installation of […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Storage

    NKT has completed the HVDC power cable system at the Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link in Scotland. NKT completed the turnkey project of the 320kV HVDC XLPE offshore and onshore power cable system covering a total transmission length of 160km. The company’s cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria made its maiden voyage for the work and was used for the installation of power cables […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Storage

    Siem Offshore’s Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) Siem Ruby has cleared rocks and boulders along the proposed subsea cable route for the 1.2GW Caithness-Moray transmission project in Scotland.

  • 2 March 2015
    Storage

    Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has signed a Letter of Intent with ABB for a seabed clearance and trenching project in the north of Scotland. The Aberdeenshire-based subsea technology firm will prepare the route for the 100-mile interconnector cable at the centre of SHE Transmission’s £1.2 billion Caithness-Moray transmission link project. Depending on the final scope […]

  • 20 January 2015

    Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE Transmission), a subsidiary of SSE plc, has confirmed that it will accept Ofgem’s proposals for the funding of the new Caithness-Moray electricity transmission link at a cost of £1,118m. The project is now set to help support over 100 new energy careers across the north of Scotland, including via SSE’s […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development, Storage

    A study of the economic contribution made by the GBP 1.1 billion Caithness-Moray transmission project has found that the project is supporting the equivalent of over 10,000 years of employment in the UK, around half of which are in Scotland, SSE plc reports. Economic modelling included within a report found that of the GBP 1.1 billion total investment, almost […]

  • 25 August 2017
    Storage

    UK engineers MAATS Tech delivered cable-laying equipment to NKT’s newbuild NKT Victoria prior to the vessel’s first project – the Caithness – Moray subsea link in Scotland. 

  • 25 September 2014
    Equipment

    Caithness in Scotland, will be unveiled as the UK’s latest energy hub at an event in Aberdeen next week at a lunch and learn event, run by industry body Subsea UK.   According to Subsea UK, the organisation representing the UK’s £9billion subsea industry,  the event will showcase the wealth of expertise the area has to offer […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    Atlantis Resources, the majority owner of the MeyGen tidal energy project, has welcomed the Scottish Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, to the MeyGen site in Caithness, Scotland. The Minister visited the site to witness first-hand the onshore and offshore construction works taking place, and spoke to infrastructure team on the ground about the engineering aspects of […]