The project, which aimed to replace one of the three subsea cables under the Solent, providing the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom with crucial electricity, was recently completed successfully.

The $US23 million deep sea bed cable installation project was delivered by a specialist joint venture between VolkerInfra and VSMC, awarded by Scottish and Southern Energy. It is the first subsea electrical installation under the Solent waterway in 40 years.

The first phase was completed in November 2013, where a 930 m horizontal directional drill (HDD) was installed successfully from Thorness Bay in the Isl...