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  • 14 June 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    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.

  • 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 […]

  • 25 August 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    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. 

  • 11 January 2019
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Grid Connection

    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.

  • 26 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D

    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 […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Grid Connection, Vessels

    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.

  • 5 January 2015
    Grid Connection

    Construction work is under way on the first of two substations to be built at Spittal. The works, which began in November, sees SHE Transmission investing £39 million as part of the Caithness to Moray Transmission Project. The new subsea link, which will feature over 100 miles of underground and subsea cable, is needed to […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Xodus Group has been awarded a framework agreement with energy company SSE to provide employers representative services for the development and ongoing improvements of its electrical networks. The contract is for three years with potential extension for a further two years and is estimated to be worth in excess of GBP 1 million. It will involve […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Ofgem today approved £1.1 billion funding for a new subsea link in the north of Scotland, called the Caithness Moray project. The regulator’s decision is £105 million less than the funding request from Scottish Hydro Electricity Transmission (SHE Transmission) to ensure consumers pay no more than necessary. The new link will connect 1.2GW of new […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Grid Connection

    ABB has won an order worth over $800 million from Scottish Hydro Electric (SHE) Transmission plc to provide the Caithness-Moray high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link, which will connect the electricity grid on either side of the Moray Firth in northern Scotland. This follows a favorable decision by Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Grid Connection, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has opened a new technology centre in Cumbernauld that will allow the energy industry to simulate real life conditions to test and de-risk the use of high voltage direct current (HVDC) on the electricity network in Great Britain.

  • 30 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide GBP 500 million loan for a GBP 1.2 billion Caithness Moray transmission network project aimed at improving connections between offshore renewable energy schemes in the north of Scotland and the national power network. The new investment includes a new 1,200 megawatt subsea cable between Spittal in Caithness and Blackhillock […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Ecosse Subsea Systems Ltd (ESS) more than trebled profits to £3.4 million and increased revenue by 88% to £15.6 million according to its latest published accounts. The Aberdeenshire-based subsea engineering specialist attributed the phenomenal growth to a diversification from its traditional oil and gas market in to renewables and interconnectors. ESS has developed technologies which […]

  • 18 June 2015
    R&D, Vessels

    MMT has been contracted by ABB to perform a pre-lay and UXO survey for a cable laying project between Caithness and Moray in northern Scotland. ABB will provide the Caithness-Moray high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission link, which will connect the electricity grid on either side of the Moray Firth in northern Scotland. The survey […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) invested almost GBP 1.2 billion in renewable energy projects in the UK throughout 2016. New EIB support for renewable energy related investment it the UK last year included GBP 500 million for a GBP 1.2 billion Caithness Moray transmission network project to reinforce electricity transmission in northern Scotland and improve connections between […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Scottish Renewables has welcomed two decisions by the energy regulator, Ofgem. Firstly, to give the go-ahead to a subsea link between Caithness and Moray and, secondly, confirmation of its position on reform of transmission charging, known as Project TransmiT.  Welcoming Ofgem’s approval of the new Caithness-Moray link, Michael Rieley, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Technology, Vessels

    UK marine engineering company MAATS Tech has announced that it received a patent for its latest product, the Vessel Enabler, a modular chute that enables high-tension horizontal cable lay in deep waters and thus eliminates the need for a vertical lay tower or vertical lay system.

  • 23 March 2012
    Grid Connection

    Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Limited (SHETL), the licensed transmission owner in the north of Scotland, is planning to develop a 109 km subsea electricity cable between Caithness and Moray to transmit the large volume of existing and planned electricity from renewable sources in the north of Scotland. The proposed subsea cable, which will connect to […]

  • 16 December 2016
    Wind Farm Update

    SSE has opened the first round of the Partnership Fund for the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm (BOWL), making GBP 600,000 available to support transformative community projects in both Highland and Moray in the first year. The Beatrice Partnership Fund, worth a total of GBP 3 million over a five-year period, is now inviting applications from […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The Scottish Ministers have given marine consent for the construction and operation of the 850MW Moray West offshore wind project. This clears the way for the project to participate in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction scheduled for this summer. If successful in the auction, the project could enter the construction phase in 2022. The […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Grid Connection

    SSE’S networks business, SHE Transmission, has awarded £460million contract for the 1.2GW subsea cable system to engineering firm ABB Limited. The contract is part of the Caithness to Moray Transmission Project, the vital new subsea link which will allow more renewable energy to join up to the network in the north of Scotland. It is Scotland’s largest […]

  • 31 August 2012
    Wind Farm Update

    Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd, a joint venture between EDP Renewables and Repsol Nuevas Energias, yesterday submitted plans for a giant offshore wind farm in Moray Firth to Marine Scotland.  The proposed wind farm is worth GBP 4.5 billion and will comprise 339 turbines, which makes it considerably larger than the previous proposal and the world’s […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Authorities

    The Highland Council has raised no objections to a consultation from the Scottish Government (Marine Scotland) regarding an application by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd for the construction and operation of 3 offshore wind farms and associated electricity transmission works in the Outer Moray Firth. The application has been submitted under section 36 of the Electricity […]