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When this photo was taken it looked as though this rig (Wavewalker 1) was being towed onto the A1 near Thorntonloch --- most of you will have spotted it. The rig is associated with the surveying that has been going on for the last few weeks for cable-laying.

Matthias Haag, NnG project director, said: “It’s a really exciting time for NnG and having the WaveWalker 1 at Thorntonloch Beach carrying out this geotechnical survey is clear evidence of our project entering the construction phase. This survey will provide us with important information on the ground conditions needed before laying the export cables that will link NnG to the National Grid via a new substation being built near Innerwick.”

To ensure public safety during these surveys, access to Thorntonloch Beach is restricted and the public should remain at least 100 metres from the WaveWalker.

This project will provide enough electricity to power more than 375,000 homes in Scotland, offsetting over 400,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. Construction of components is now underway, offshore construction will start in June 2020 and will complete in 2023.


Vessel Type - Generic: Dredger

Flag: Netherlands [NL]

Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 33 x 32 m

Photo by Kenny Maule

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