Basslink cable out for longer but no threat to power security, authorities say

Basslink cable out for longer but no threat to power security, authorities say

Updated April 10, 2018 19:52:36 Photo: The cable has been out of service since the end of March and will not back on line till the end of May. (Supplied: Basslink) The Tasmanian Government has described the delay in the return of the Basslink cable as “disappointing and unacceptable”. The …

Basslink ‘contractor’ damages cable, Tasmania unplugged from mainland until mid-April

Basslink ‘contractor’ damages cable, Tasmania unplugged from mainland until mid-April

Updated March 28, 2018 23:02:46 Photo: The repairs can only happen when “appropriate expertise and equipment from overseas” arrives, Basslink said. (ABC News: Cameron Best) The electricity and communications undersea cable that connects Tasmania to the mainland has been damaged and will be out of service for over two weeks …

Tasmanian Government demanding millions in compensation over Basslink cable failure

Tasmanian Government demanding millions in compensation over Basslink cable failure

Posted March 22, 2018 16:26:38 The Tasmanian Government is demanding compensation from Basslink over the 2015 undersea power cable outage. The state looks set to begin legal arbitration next week unless the company stumps up tens of millions of dollars. The cable connecting Tasmania and Victoria was out of action …