180m Hunterston cable tower to facilitate renewables revolution
August 31 2021
Land at the former Hunterston port in North Ayrshire has been identified for a high voltage cable production facility dominated by a 180m extrusion tower.
McInally Associates on behalf of XLCC have filed a proposal of application notice for the brownfield coal yards site which would play host to a mix of factories, laboratories and offices dedicated to the production of electrical infrastructure.
There are currently just five such plants operating in Europe, none in the UK, contributing to lengthy delays in sourcing cabling for renewable energy projects. This situation has led XLCC to identify Hunterston as a suitable location owing to its deep water access and bulk cargo handling capacity, vital to spool cabling onto deployment vessels.
In a statement, the applicant wrote: "XLCC will establish a new, export-led, green industry in the UK; world-class high voltage subsea cable manufacturing."
Consultations will continue through to 10 September ahead of a formal planning application.
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