IFA2 - Update
Published 08:00 on 24 Aug 2019
The laying of the High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) cables is now complete and barge NP 289 has departed the Solent.
The next phases of the IFA2 project are to bury the offshore HVAC cables and to prepare for the arrival of the HV Direct Current (HVDC) cables from France.
Vessel JIF ARTEMIS, pictured above, will be used to bury the HVAC cables beneath the seabed. This work is expected to continue until November. The support vessel GREEN QUEST, pictured below, will be in the area assisting JIF ARTEMIS. Unlike the NP 289, this work will not involve anchors or associated visual markers.
Preparation for the arrival of the HVDC cables will involve digging a trench in the intertidal area at Monk's Hill Beach and further offshore. An excavator on a jack-up barge will be used. This work will continue until the arrival of the HVDC cable barge in mid-October.
For background information on the Project and notes on how to find the location of JIF ARTEMIS, visit our IFA2 webpage.
Last updated 20:10 on 20 February 2020