World’s Largest Subsea Power Cable Touches Scottish Ground

The world’s largest subsea power cable, part of a GBP 1 billion Western Link project, has come ashore in North Ayrshire, Scotland, ScottishPower reports.

The subsea link will connect Ardneil Bay in North Ayrshire in Scotland to the Wirral peninsula in north west England.

Once completed, the Western Link project, a joint venture between ScottishPower and National Grid, will take renewable power from Scotland to England and Wales.

The high voltage subsea cable will be installed along a 385-kilometre route in the Irish Sea.

The construction of the Western Link is being carried out by a consortium of Siemens and Prysmian.

The first power is expected to be transmitted via the link in 2017.

Photo: Source: ScottishPower