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Nanaimo to Protection Island Submarine Cable Replacement Project

BC Hydro proposes to install two 25 kV submarine distribution cables across McKay Channel between the City of Nanaimo and Protection Island for power supply to Protection Island replace existing aging infrastructure.  The two cables will extend from Mafeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo across Mckay Channel through Pirates Park on Protection island and will be located in subsurface conduit at each land side area and then exit conduit in deep water and lay on the seabed.   


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  • 100 Port Drive
  • Nanaimo, BC, V9R 0C7
  • Telephone: 250-753-4146 ext. 245
  • Email:

  • Location

    • Nanaimo (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    BC Hydro
  • Authorities

    • Nanaimo Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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