dionaeamuscipula wrote:dspp wrote:dionaeamuscipula wrote:There are many, many, undersea cables in place (mainly telecoms) where the raison d'etre is to avoid having to pass traffic through undesirable or expensive countries that would otherwise be in the way of a direct land route.
There is a rather significant difference between a telecoms cable and a power cable.
The Celtic Interconnector is both.
From a strategic POV it makes perfect sense to cut the UK out of the loop when looking at power and telecomms, and they have been looking at enhancing freight traffic as well. My comment was aimed at "This project would never have passed the laugh test pre-referendum", because it is not that unusual.
Most power cables carry comms. There is at least an order of magnitude difference in cost between a power cable & a comms cable.