NS and Newfoundland cable project

A cable-laying ship has started rolling out the continent’s longest submarine electricity cables between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

The two cables, which will stretch 170 kilometres, are each the width of a two-litre pop bottle.  They will carry power from Muskrat Falls to Point Aconi.  The cable will be uncoiled slowly from the back of the Skagerrak, which arrived this week, as it steams along at a whole 1 kilometre an hour.