The laying of four subsea cables has been completed at MeyGen, Atlantis, the majority owner of the project has revealed. The four cables are housed in individual bore holes of approximately 0.5km each, drilled earlier this year, which run from the foreshore into the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth and down to the seabed. From the exit of the borehole, the cables then run along the seabed to the offshore project site, where four 1.5 MW tidal turbines will be deployed next year. The cables will connect the tidal turbines to the onshore substation, from where the power will be fed into the wider grid.

Tim Cornelius, CEO of the Atlantis group, said: “By its very nature the offshore site is a challenging tidal environment, and to complete the installation campaign safely and in line with the programme is a commendable achievement by our onshore and offshore teams, aided by great performance from the vessel.”