Category Archives: Repair project

Project update: 5th July 2016

The inshore cable protection and survey works being carried out as notified in earlier project updates have now been completed.  Intertidal and shallow subtidal cable protection works are being completed at the Northern Irish landfall of the cable in the … Continue reading

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Project update 18th June 2016

Inshore survey & cable protection Inshore cable protection and survey works are due to take place on the South Moyle Return Cable between 18th June and 6th July 2016. The survey vessel Norsemaid is due to carry out survey work on … Continue reading

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Project update

Further cable protection work is scheduled for shallow water sections of the cable during early June 2016.  Divers are due to carry out trenching works in waters shallower than 5m deep at both the Scottish and Northern Irish ends of … Continue reading

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Project Update

A major project milestone was achieved following successful completion of the commissioning and testing period of the North MRC cable, with formal takeover by Moyle of this part of the works completed on 22 February 2016. The cable had been … Continue reading

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Moyle project update

Mutual Energy can report that the Moyle Interconnector has returned to full availability on an interim basis.  While hampered by recent challenging weather conditions, the Moyle Return Cables project is continuing to make steady progress and the replacement north cable … Continue reading

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Project Update

HEALTH AND SAFETY The monthly meetings of the MRC Health and Safety Forum continually addresses incident reporting and education on how to improve risk management on the project.  The project remains ‘lost time incident’ free, with well above 225,000 total … Continue reading

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Project Update

Onshore Works Portmuck (Northern Ireland) The jointing tent has now been removed to allow backfilling to commence, which is nearing completion. It is expected that levelling and other civil works will be completed before Christmas, which will allow de-mobilisation from … Continue reading

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Project update

Factory The Moyle return cables project is making good progress.  In the factory, manufacture of both marine cables has been completed along with 3km of spare cable. Manufacture of the 19km of spare metallic return cables MRC (land) cable is … Continue reading

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Project Update

ONSHORE WORKS Portmuck (Northern Ireland) Block walls with sandbags have been installed under IRC cable, separation unit and North MRC cable for the entire straight section in the jointing tent and geotextile linen wrapped around cable for eventual backfill. Works … Continue reading

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Project Update

The Moyle project management team are continuing to work hard towards delivery of 450MW power capacity with forthcoming testing and commissioning of the North cable. Trenching works for the burial of cable completed, with rock placement of offshore areas completed by the ‘Rockpiper’ … Continue reading

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Moyle Interconnector Project Update

North Cable Rock protection work, to be carried out at points along the northern cable route where cable burial has not been possible is taking place over the period 28th October – 3rd November (weather and conditions permitting). Rock protection … Continue reading

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Moyle Interconnector project update

1. Manufacture No update- Manufacturing process complete. 2. Testing Existing cable with no power on was successfully tested in order to be safely cut 3. Deep Water Installation North Cable (Pole 2):- No update, complete. South cable (Pole 1): Cable … Continue reading

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Project newsletter – issue 2

Click here to view the Moyle Energy Newsletter for September / October

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Moyle Interconnector Project Update

1. Manufacture The manufacturing process for the cables is now complete. 2. Testing New current meter and sonar have been fitted to ROV. Testing of these was successful. 3. Deep water installation North cable (pole 2): No update, complete. South … Continue reading

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Moyle Interconnector Project Update

1. Cable manufacture Manufacture of the north cable has been completed and installation is underway (see below for further details). Manufacture of the south cable has been completed and testing is underway – load out is scheduled to take place … Continue reading

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Project Update

Survey work by the vessel Smit Neyland started near the Scottish landfall on 9th September 2015 and continued near to the Northern Irish landfall over the following weekend. Nearshore shallow-water rock placement works are being carried out by a split … Continue reading

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Project Update

The first of the two Moyle cables (referred to as the north cable) was laid between Northern Ireland and Scotland from 4th to 13th August 2015. Burial of the laid cable has commenced both near shore and offshore. Burial is … Continue reading

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Project Update

Cable installation work started on 4th August 2015 at Portmuck South (near Larne, Islandmagee, Northern Ireland). The vessel Nexans Skagerrak has surface laid the cable along its route across the North Channel (illustrated here) and it was pulled ashore at … Continue reading

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Project schedule

Cable installation work is due to start in early August (weather permitting). The installation of the first cable will start at Portmuck South (near Larne, Islandmagee) and then proceeding to Currarie Port (near Ballantrae, Girvan, Scotland). The cable route is … Continue reading

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Project update

The Moyle Replacement Cables project is continuing to make progress with manufacture of the north cable having been completed at Nexans’ plant in Norway – the cable was loaded on to the cable laying vessel Skagerrak in early July and … Continue reading

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Cable Burial Assessment Plan

A Cable Burial Assessment Plan (CBAP) has been produced for the cable route, in order to meet licensing conditions set by the Scottish and Northern Ireland Governments. This document was issued for consultation by the Department of Agriculture and Rural … Continue reading

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Fisheries Liaison Mitigation Action Plan published

A Fisheries Liaison Mitigation Plan (FLMPA) has been prepared for the project. The document can be downloaded here and is summarised as follows. The FLMAP sets out how the cable repair work will be carried out in a way that … Continue reading

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Moyle return cables project newsletter issue 1

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Appointments to Moyle project team

Mutual Energy, under the leadership of EPC Director Gurpal Ghotra has been working hard to assemble a dedicated project office. Regan Smyth has been contracted to join the team as Project Administrator and a number of framework contracts with specialist … Continue reading

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SONI assessment of benefit of restoring Moyle

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Moyle link to be restored ahead of schedule

Mutual Energy Limited, the owners and operators of the Moyle electricity interconnector between Northern Ireland and Scotland, today announced that it had successfully placed the contract for the cable replacement work that will restore the damaged interconnector to its full … Continue reading

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Letter from Utility Regulator re. Moyle

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Letter from Mutual Energy to Utility Regulator re. Moyle

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Environmental report published

Consultants Intertek have prepared the Environmental Impact Assessment in relation to the marine aspects of the project.  The EIA can be downloaded below. Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4

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Interconnector valuation analysis 2012-14

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Interconnector valuation analysis 2012-14

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Public information events held in Islandmagee & Ballantrae

Members of the Moyle project team participated in a public information events in Islandmagee on Wednesday 3rd September and Ballantrae, Scotland on Thursday 4th September in relation to the marine aspects of the project.  Display boards with further information on … Continue reading

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