Oceanfront Drilling Begins for Wind Farm Cable in Wainscott - 27 East

Oceanfront Drilling Begins for Wind Farm Cable in Wainscott

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The horizontal drilling equipment began drilling pilot borings on Beach Lane this week.

The horizontal drilling equipment began drilling pilot borings on Beach Lane this week.

The lifeboat Jill arrived in the waters off Wainscott on Tuesday morning. The vessel, which can raise it's platform above the ocean waves, will serve as the work station for the offshore portion of the South Fork Wind power cable connection.

The lifeboat Jill arrived in the waters off Wainscott on Tuesday morning. The vessel, which can raise it's platform above the ocean waves, will serve as the work station for the offshore portion of the South Fork Wind power cable connection.

The horizontal directional drill will bore a conduit from the Beach Lane roadway, angling down 80 feet, running beneath the ocean beach and sea floor to a connection point more than 1,500 feet from shore where it will meet the cable boring running from the wind farm 50 miles to the east.

The horizontal directional drill will bore a conduit from the Beach Lane roadway, angling down 80 feet, running beneath the ocean beach and sea floor to a connection point more than 1,500 feet from shore where it will meet the cable boring running from the wind farm 50 miles to the east.

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The "lift boat" boat Jill arrived in the waters off Wainscott on Tuesday morning. The vessel, which can raise its platform high above the ocean waves, will serve as the work station for the offshore portion of the South Fork Wind power cable connection. Michael Wright

authorMichael Wright on Nov 16, 2022
Engineering crews on Beach Lane in Amagansett have begun the process of drilling a 2,500-foot tunnel beneath Beach Lane, the ocean beach and the seafloor to make way for the... more

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