Basslink’s cable repair vessel, the Ile de Re, is returning to Geelong having successfully completed the first of three jointing exercises.
Repair work on the Basslink cable continues to progress well, and the interconnector remains on track to return to service in June as previously advised.
Basslink has successfully pinpointed the fault location on the interconnector and removed it from the cable on Easter Sunday.
Basslink has labeled misinformation promoted by Tasmanian Unions about the progress of its repairs as scurrilous, completely misleading and factually inaccurate.
Since cutting the cable on Friday night (11 March), Basslink has now capped the cable and determined the fault to be located in the northern section.
Basslink can confirm that at the time of the outage on 20 December 2015, its interconnector was importing power into Tasmania.
Basslink has today announced that it has refined the probable fault location and would proceed to the next phase which involves cutting the cables.
Basslink has progressed with its fault location phase and continues to work around the clock to return the interconnector to operational status.
Work continues in Bass Strait with the Basslink team presently doing its best to narrow down the fault location on the cable.
Initial cable inspection did not reveal any obvious seabed disruption; Cable vessel sailing to Bass Strait after program of significant works in Geelong; Second phase of vessel activity expected to…
Media statement 140116
Following the recent reported outage of the Basslink interconnector on Saturday 17 April, Basslink returned to full operational service on Monday 26 April at 6:24pm.
The Basslink interconnector was taken out of service following a problem in the valve hall at the George Town Converter Station in Tasmania on Saturday 17 April.
Today Primus Telecom announced that a new era of faster broadband has begun in Tasmania with the activation of its transmission on Basslink’s fibre-optic cable to Tasmania.
Basslink has officially launched the commercialisation of the Basslink Telecoms business in George Town, Tasmania today.
Basslink Telecoms is delighted to announce that traffic is flowing on the Melbourne-Hobart fibre optic link, following an extensive testing and commissioning process completed in recent days.