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Seabed Geosolutions Transforms to Ocean Bottom Node Company

Seabed Geosolutions announces that it has signed a contract to sell the entirety of its shallow water ocean bottom cable (OBC) recording equipment for around US$ 10 million. This equipment was used on a recently completed project for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company in the United Arab Emirates.

SOURIAU Introduces SWIM Harnesses and Connectors for Shallow Immersion

Immersible connectors have to meet specific mechanical and chemical constraints. SOURIAU has been active in this market for a very long time with connectors for submarines, oceanography, marine renewable energies and the oil industry and is now introducing a range of harnesses and connectors designed for shallow water immersible equipment.

Manatua Consortium Announces Approval of Manatua-One Polynesia Cable

A crucial meeting of regional telecommunications leaders has approved the final stages of planning for the installation of the Manatua – One Polynesia Cable. The new optical fiber submarine cable will span the South Pacific transforming speed, capacity, resilience and affordability. The six landings will be in Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, Apia, Samoa and Niue. It is the first fiber connectivity to Niue and the Cook Islands.

Innovo and Sparrows Deliver West African Flexible Lay Spread

Innovo and Sparrows have completed a flexible lay spread contract for a major oil and gas, tier 1 contractor in Angola with Innovo’s Innodrive 700T electrical Reel Drive System (RDS) and a Sparrows tensioner integrated with under-deck carousel.

SSE Appoints Nexans to Supply Cables for Seagreen Offshore Windfarm

Nexans has been appointed by SSE as the preferred supplier to design, manufacture and install the onshore and offshore export cables for the Phase 1 development of the Seagreen offshore wind farm project. Currently under construction off the Angus coast, Phase 1 comprises the Seagreen Alpha and Bravo wind farms. With a combined capacity of 1,075MW, they will form the largest windfarm project in Scotland when they come on line in 2024.

RINA Classes Prysmian’s New Hi-Tech Cable Laying Vessel

As a world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, the Prysmian Group is set to launch the most advanced cable layer in the world. The vessel, recently named Leonardo Da Vinci, will be added to the group’s already strong cable laying fleet in the second quarter of 2021 and incorporates innovative features that required the new battery power class notation to be developed by RINA, a global leader in marine classification.

Subsea Cables 2020: A Critical Connection

SubCableWorld (SCW), a leading provider of news and market intelligence for the submarine cable industry, and the Business Network for Offshore Wind (The Network), a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing an offshore wind supply chain in the United States, has announced the dates for the first conference to specifically address the cable-related supply chain challenges for the offshore wind industry in the United States.


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