New York Power Authority secures itself against asset damage from anchor strikes
Subsea power cables | Long Island Sound, New York, USA
After two anchor strikes to undersea power cables within ten years the New York Power Authority (NYPA) sought a solution that would prevent further damage.
NYPA chose a Vesper Marine solution because it could mark the cable zone for vessels to see on their electronic navigation systems, collect data about the vessels for automated analysis, then transmit a safety message directly to the vessel anchoring near or within the cable field.
Through this solution NYPA expects to save considerable cost and prevent environmental damage.
“This new system enables NYPA to provide an enhanced level of protection to help eliminate anchor strikes and the resulting environmental impact.”
Robert J. Schwabe
Director – Asset and Maintenance Management
New York Power Authority