The Caithness - Moray HVDC Link will be a twin bundled High
Voltage DC interconnector (single cable diameter 132mm) installed
by ABB HVC for Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHE T)
stretching approximately 113 km across the Moray Firth from
Portgordon in Moray to Noss Head in Caithness.
During 1st quarter 2017, ABB will undertake route preparation
and survey operations along the Route.
The Siem Ruby will be used to tow the SCAR plough and carry out
an ROV survey of the cleared route.
In nearshore waters (6m - 15m) at Portgordon the multicat
C-Odyssey will assist the Siem Ruby in its route preparation and
There is a working area 250m either side of the cable route
centreline coordinates given by the Route. Seafarers are requested
to keep clear during these operations.
Multicat MV C-Odyssey - 2ETW7 AHV
Siem Ruby - LKJV
Route Clearance Operations Between Portgordon and Noss Head
003°01.903'W - 58°28.043'N 003°03.314'W
From 2 February 2017 for a
period of 3 weeks ABB will carry out a multibeam echo sounder
(MBES) and side scan sonar survey in the following area:
There is a working zone 250m on all sides of the survey area
given by the corner coordinates above to allow for survey line run
ins and run outs. Other seafarers are requested to keep clear
during these operations.