Longest sea cable to a fish farm in the Faroe Islands

Longest sea cable to a fish farm in the Faroe Islands


Press release

JT electric have just completed the latest installation of their 5.6 km long sea cable to a Bakkafrost site in the Faroe Islands. The cable provides power from land to the remote fish farm and is the longest of its kind in the Faroe Islands.

This installation is part of the Bakkafrost driven transition to provide more sustainable power consumption. The majority of the Bakkafrost feeding barges in the Faroe Islands are powered by sea cables from land, whilst the remaining are in the process of the shift. These sea cable projects have been organised and installed by JT electric throughout the Islands.

– Our goal is to reduce our CO2 emission with 50% by 2030, says Jón Purkhús, farming manager for Bakkafrost North. By using sea cables to supply our feeding barges with electricity from land we are reducing oil usage and thereby significantly reducing emissions from our fish farms.

Designed by JT electric and their cable partner, this unique 5.6 km sea cable is fitted with fiber inside. Installing the fiber connection along with the power supply has ensured that the site has a fast and safe link to the equipment onboard the feeding barge. All operations are undertaken remotely from the land based feeding central, therefore this smooth connection is essential.

– This has been an exciting project for us, comments Leivur Hansen, Operational Manager for JT electric. The long distance required that we use high-voltage electricity to effectively deliver power via the sea cable to the feeding barge. This challenge was solved in close collaboration with Faroese electricity provider SEV.

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