Submarine cable gets early delivery date
January 28, 2021
The Southeast Alaska Power Agency could replace a damaged submarine cable that is used as a backup cable to provide Petersburg with power as early as this summer, according to SEAPA Board of Directors Chairman Bob Lynn at the Borough Assembly meeting on Jan. 19.
Sumitomo, a Japanese firm, was contracted by SEAPA to construct a cable to replace a damaged submarine cable between Woronksofski and Vank islands for approximately $14 million. The cable was expected to be delivered in late July and then installed by the fall or winter, said Lynn; however, SEAPA has received news that construction...