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SABELLA has delayed the connection of its tidal turbine

The final phase of the SABELLA D10 tidal turbine cable connection to Ushant Island has not been realised due to the MV Palembang vessel not being able to perform the operation within the strong currents of the Fromveur Passage.

During the connection phase, the vessel wasn’t stabilized enough to realize the lifting of both ends of the cable even with the assistance of tug boats which operated along the vessel to hold its position.

Thus, SABELLA decided to postpone the operation in order to prevent any damage to the equipment and to ensure the successful completion of the project.

The cable will be connected to the turbine and to the grid in July with another and more suitable vessel equipped with dynamic positioning so as to maximize the safety of the operation.

Illustration : SABELLA

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