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Manx Cable Company

Manx Cable Company

The Isle of Man to England Interconnector, owned and operated by the Manx Cable Company (MCC) is a submarine power cable connecting the transmission system of the Manx Electricity Authority to that of Electricity North West  (ENW).  With an undersea section of approximately 104km (65 mi), it is one of the longest AC undersea cables in the world. It was laid in 2000 between Bispham in Blackpool and Port Skillion in the Isle of Man.

IOM/UK Interconnector

Subsea Cable Asset Name:Isle of Man Power Interconnector
Cable Type:Power
Status of the Cable:Active
Location:Irish Sea
Landing Point of Export Cable:Port Skillion, Isle of Man and Bispham in Blackpool
Installation Date:2000
Approximate Total Cable Length (KM):104
Burial Status Upon Installation: Majority of the cable buried to approximately 1.5m with mattress protection installed at third-party crossing points. During installation the inshore cable section at Bispham did not achieve significant burial, due to sea-bed conditions, and should be considered as an exposed cable section.
Emergency Contact+44 (0)8457 555 999 / Stephen McGhee +44(0)1624 687773 or +44(0)7624 498792 steve.mcghee@mea.gov.im