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The World's Longest Submarine Cable Started Path Measurement Work

Number of visits: Date:8/13/2015 11:20:25

In 2012, UK and Iceland first agreed to carry out an energy sharing program, and the British Atlantic Superconnection Compant planned to build a 1000 km submarine cable between Iceland and the United kingdom. Recently, the famous Swedish maritime engineering company MMT began the submarine cable path measurement.

IceLink submarine cable once completed, would become the world's longest subsea interconnect lines, and supply 1.2 GW sustainable power for 200 million UK households . The project had the potential to deliver large-scale, reliable, clean, and low cost electricity, which had economic implications for the UK energy consumer, industrial and national treasury. Proposed submarine cable project would bring the same amount of energy for United Kingdom like the most modern nuclear power station does, and would not be a burden, and cost less.

MMT will provide deep and geophysical mapping along the route between Iceland and the United Kingdom. Path measurement would be implemented in the summer of 2 months, with a total length of about 1470 km. The depth of the path and the seabed conditions will vary greatly, and the depth of the path is about 1100 meters. Path measurement is the first step to evaluate the feasibility of the UK - Iceland high voltage direct current cable interconnection.

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