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Damaged submarine cable to be buried deeper

first_imgThe submarine power cable in the Demerara River bed, which was damaged last month, will be buried some three meters deeper, Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson has said.While the cause of the damage has not yet been made public, the minister confirmed that it was damaged while work was being carried out.“What was done, having been damaged, it has brought the excess power from Vreed-en-Hoop over to the Demerara interconnected grid”, Minister Patterson informed. He said GPL will be raising the cable and that quotations were received from three firms to fix the cable.“What is required is the special equipment called the splicer to raise the cable and then install the slicer to fix it… A contractor has been identified in principle. Works will take after the arrival of the splicer,” he said, informing too that it is scheduled to be completed by mid-November.“The project will be done in three phases. Phase one has already been completed; phase two is the installation of the splicer and repairs and phase three is the burying of the cable.Addressing the burying of the cable, Patterson said the contract had stipulated that the cable be buried at three meters.The Marine Administration Department (MARAD) at the time had however advised that it be lower, however, because the contract was signed, it remained at three meters. He said he was informed that there are excess cables at both ends and that the company will go ahead and bury it at the required six meters deep.He said he has asked GPL to explore the option of a second cable since not only does the cable bring electricity, but it also has fibre optic.He said he has asked that GPL seek out another cable just to bring over the excess electricity.Immediately after the damage last month, the power company had reported that a Chinese team was assisting it to retrieve the cable from the Demerara River bed in order to assess the extent of the damage.A release from the power company noted that a comprehensive test had been conducted on the cable subsequent to a total shutdown on July 12, which attributed the incident of faulty insulation at the connection or “Pot Head” linking the 69KV submarine cable to the overhead transmission lines at Kingston.last_img read more


first_imgCLG Chill Chartha 10 week draw. Week 1 winners: €1000 – Maureen Hughes, Roxborough. €500 – Hugh Shovelin, Bavin. €300 – Carmel Lyons, Cashel. €200 – James McHugh, Ardara. €200 – Hugh Devenney, Laghey. €200 – Charlie Mooney, Ardara. The Seniors played their last game of the season on Sunday losing out to Naomh Conaill. The U-21’s earned a well deserved draw against St Eunan’s in the Championship. Details of the replay to follow in coming days. Good to the the Minor Panel and management who play in the Co. Final this Sunday at 2pm in Ballybofey. There was no Lotto Jackpot winner this week and next week it will be €3100. Winning numbers were 9,15,17,23. Drawn winners were €50 – John J Gallagher, Meenacannon, €30 – John Joe Byrne, Donegal Rd Killybegs, €20 – Patricia O’Gara, Glen. There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Next week’s Jackpot €1550 on 46 numbers. Some of the winners were: Brid Campbell €180, Margaret Byrne €70, Goretta Kennedy €70, Bridget O’Gara €70, Rosie Carr €70, Sadie McShane €115, Colette McNelis €150, Margaret Brady €70. Lotto Sellers this weekend: Sat 1st Dec: Barry McShane & Ronan McCloskey. Sun 2nd Dec: John McNulty & Michael Curran . Anyone who would like to submitt team photos or match photos for 2012 for use in club website and social media can send them to the PRO on (086) 3333320.  GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 26th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KILCAR CLUB NOTESlast_img read more