Briggs Marine have safely and successfully completed the installation of a 1700m subsea power cable across Loch Etive on behalf of Green Highland Renewables. This subsea link has been designed to connect three run-of-river hydroelectric power schemes to the electricity distribution network. Great teamwork with Green Highland Renewables ensured this project was completed on schedule under COVID-19 restrictions and the glare of some welcome Scottish sunshine.
The beautiful location of Loch Etive was not without its challenges, namely the air draft and shallow water restrictions under the Connel Bridge at the famous Falls of Lora. For this reason, Briggs Marine selected the shallow drafted Forth Jouster and Harry McGill from our fleet, which provided an efficient cable installation solution.
This project builds on our relationship with Green Highland Renewables, following a successful cable installation across the deep waters of land locked loch Tay three years ago. This type of installation further underlines Briggs Marine as a major cable installer and maintainer in North West Europe, designing and producing innovative solutions to complex problems.
Our highly skilled workforce, services and fleet ensure Briggs Marine deliver cost effective and sustainable solutions to the power cable industry.