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The Department of Transport has been advised that Greenlink Interconnector Ltd (GIL) is developing an electricity interconnector between the southeast of Ireland, from Great Island in Co Wexford to the southwest of Wales at Pembroke in Pembrokeshire.

To allow the offshore cable to be pulled onshore in a later stage, a shore-based sub-contractor Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCV) has completed drilling and diving operations at the Baginbun Beach landfall site for installation of two high-density polyethylene (HDPE) ducts with a bell mouth. Both pipes are stabilised with six rock bags per pipe.

All operations related to the installation of the HDPE ducts are completed. The HDPE pipes and rock bags will be in place until effective high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable installation, which is expected to start on Monday 1 April. The dive preparations will start from around Wednesday 20 March.

Coordinates and a diagram of the survey area as well as contact details and more can be found in Marine Notice No 09 of 2024, attached below.

Published in Coastal Notes