We would like to advise that work to lay subsea cables in the Grotto Bay and Mullet Bay areas commenced today – Monday, June 13.
The work is being carried out as part of our ongoing island-wide Transmission upgrades.
Work will be limited to daylight hours and is expected to take four weeks depending on weather conditions. Work will be suspended on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20 for the Bermuda Heroes weekend and will resume on Tuesday, June 21.
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. 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 first phase of the project, which began today – Monday, June 13, involves laying subsea cables from Coney Island to Stone Crusher Corner.
The second phase involves laying subsea cables in the Stokes Point crossing area. This part of the project is expected to begin the week after Hero’s Weekend.
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 subsea cables are a critical part of BELCO’s transmission infrastructure for the east end of the island. 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.