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UltraMAP Monitors the progress of Western Link

National Grid and Scottish Power start using UltraMAP's AssetMonitor to protect the new Western Link power cable during its construction phases.

UltraMAP Monitors the progress of Western Link

National Grid and ScottishPower Transmission have come together in a joint venture to build the Western Link, a £1 billion project which will help to bring renewable energy from Scotland to homes and businesses in Wales and England.

Construction of the Western Link is being carried out by a consortium of Siemens and Prysmian.

The marine portion of the Western Link project is a subsea cable approximately 385km long from Ardneil Bay to Leasowe on the Wirral peninsula. This cable will be the longest 2,200MW (megawatt) capacity HVDC (high voltage direct current) cable in the world. It will also be the first subsea link to use a DC voltage level of 600,000 volts (600kV).

Western Link have started to use AssetMonitor to monitor the subsea cable while it is being laid.

(July 2015)

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