Video: BELCO Upgrading With Subsea Cables

June 21, 2022

[Written by Don Burgess]

BELCO is laying subsea cables as part of its island-wide transmission upgrades this month.

A company spokesperson said, “The subsea cables are critical to BELCO’s transmission infrastructure for the island’s east end. This will assist BELCO in moving forward with our commitment to increasing the amount of renewable energy generation and creating a more sustainable energy future.

“We are asking the boating public to keep clear of the work taking place to ensure the safety of the workers and we would like to thank the public for their patience as this critical work takes place.”

The company expects to complete the project within four weeks providing the weather is good.

The cable route runs from Hamilton Parish near the west end of the Coney Island Road bridge, across Grotto Bay, exiting the water on Kindley Field Road at Stone Crusher Corner in St. George Parish.

The spokesperson said, “A comprehensive environmental impact assessment on the proposed route for the cables was carried out by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] to ensure the cable placement would not disrupt the seabed ecosystem.

The project’s first phase began on Monday, June 13, and involved laying subsea cables from Coney Island to Stone Crusher Corner. The second phase involves laying subsea cables in the Stokes Point crossing area.

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