Cables and pipelines


Power cable warning sign on wall above harbour

Being based within an island community, like Shetland, emphasises the importance and necessity that cables and pipelines play in interconnecting communities, and delivering or exporting your product. Determining the optimum route for laying a cable or pipeline is equally important in order to minimise any potential interaction effect with marine species, habitats, fishers and other marine users, and local communities.

Shetland UHI work with industry to identify and minimise such interactions and can provide a number of Services that will help your project. Our Marine Survey capabilities are used for identifying appropriate cable routes to landfall using our sub-bottom profiler and multibeam. Our Marine Spatial Planning Team have carried out fisher surveys for interaction analysis and we have collated habitat information which we can use for directed drop down video surveys or for habitat modelling and mapping.

Services which we can provide include:

  • Cable Corridor Routing
  • Fisher Surveys
  • Geophysical Surveys
  • Interaction Analysis
  • Mapping