As informed in Company Announcement no. 11 of 20 September 2019, NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site.
According to Nicole Starosielski, author of The Undersea Network and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communications at New York University, the vulnerability of cables to climate change and other risks are increasingly of concern. The following bullet points were extracted from an article that Starosielski wrote for Open Canada on this subject.
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) is a non-commercial, non-profit international community of interest comprising 170 Member organizations from 65 countries who are active in the critical activities of regulating, operating, building, securing and maintaining submarine cable infrastructure. ICPC Members take care of over 97% of the world’s submarine telecommunications cable infrastructure, and an increasing number of international submarine power cables.
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.
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 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.
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.
Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of transoceanic subsea fiber optic cable systems (Seaborn), and Anova Financial Networks, an international carrier and market data provider (Anova), announced today the formation of a strategic alliance to provide the first ultra-low latency (ULL) fiber connection between the financial centers of São Paulo, Brazil and Chicago, USA.