Fugro to install undersea power cable in South AustraliaProjects and Operations // July 18, 2017
Fugro has been awarded a contract to install a subsea power cable for South Australia’s distribution network management company, SA Power Networks.
The 20,000 kVA/33,000 Volt cable will replace the existing 10,000 kVA/33,000 Volt undersea cable, which is reaching the end of its life.
The subsea asset is a continuous 15km long cable, weighing 600 tonnes and connects Kangaroo Island to the distribution network on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide.
Fugro will design and supply the power cable and will use its multi role support vessel, REM Etive, to install it across Backstairs Passage, from Fishery Beach on the mainland to Cuttlefish Bay on Kangaroo Island.
After installation of the cable Fugro will also carry out commissioning and associated termination and connection works.
Kangaroo Island is the third largest island off the coast of Australia, situated 15km off the tip of Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia and has a population of about 4,500 people.