Enemalta plc which was established in 1977 is the leading energy services provider in the Maltese Islands, entrusted with the generation and distribution of electricity, and the development of the national electricity distribution network.
According to the latest released information Enemalta stated that the survey conducted by the offshore support vessel POLAR KING managed to locate the point of damage on the interconnector cable between Malta and Sicily after it was damaged by an anchor of a vessel.
Initial indications reasonably confirm Enemalta’s suspicions to date. The footage of the survey conducted provides reasonable evidence that the cable was ruptured by an anchor, with evidence showing how the anchor was dragged, eventually dislodging the cable from the trench on the seabed, and subsequently breaking it.
Enemalta informed the public that together with Nexans engineers, it will continue to analyse the footage provided by the POLAR KING in order to establish what actions need to be taken to initiate the repair process. The laying of the submarine cable was laid down by the 1976 built cable layer NEXANS SKAGERRAK (Images below entering Valletta back to 14th December, 2013)
Enemalta plc said that it will be keeping the public in the loop so that everyone is updated with the latest developments on this issue.
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Published – Monday 6th January 2020