The phase 1 of the Beatrice offshore wind farm’s export cable campaign is scheduled to start on April 13 with the installation of horizontal cable pipes beneath Portgordon Beach.
These pipes are installed using a micro-tunnelling machine pushed through the ground beneath the seabed.
At the exit points approximately 420-450 meters offshore, the removal of the tunnelling tool and excavation works associated with this operation will take place. During this period diving and underwater operations will be conducted.
The vessels that are involved with the described operation are the Jackup Barge Haven Seariser 1, the Forth Constructor a Multicat work vessel and the Crew Transfer Vessel the Skua.
Works are planned to be completed until June 30, 2017.