GIULIO_VERNE Power Cable Layer

The UK-Norway subsea power cable shio Giulio Verne, a DP2 cable laying vessel built for most challenging worldwide subsea operations. With its 7,000 tons carousel capacity, the vessel is equipped to conduct deepest power cable lay up to 1,600m water depth. Photo by Meijert de Haan, via Marine Traffic.

Subsea Power Cable ‘Failure’ Was A False Alarm

John Konrad
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October 10, 2022

by John Konrad (gCaptain) A subsea power cable is now online after an earlier outage caused a complete blackout on a small Danish island. The cable is located near the Nord Stream pipeline which caused some European media pundits to worry that it was an attack on the power grid.

The cable, which links the island of Bornholm Denmark to the Swedish mainland, was reconnected just before noon today a spokesman for the German Energy giant EON SE told Bloomberg. The company said the power was shutdown because of a small fault landside and not an attack on the cable or cyber system.

The cable is the only link to a major power grid and supplies the 40,000 people who live on the island. It’s located near the Nord Stream pipelines.

The power cable has been damaged several times in the past, most recently earlier this year, but an investigation showed that a ship’s anchor had likely caused the damage.

A power plant on the island was put online to produce electricity during the cable outage, Danish media reported.

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