China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced on May 14, that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East.
NKT has finalized the German sector of the NordLink power cable system connecting the German and Norwegian power grids. The 525 kV MI HVDC power cable system from NKT has now been put into operation by the owners TenneT, Statnett and KfW. For NKT, the turnkey project comprised design, manufacture and installation of 154 km submarine plus 54 km underground power cable systems for the German sector of the power link. With a 1,400 MW power rating, the NordLink interconnector is a cornerstone project for an interconnected and green Europe and can meet the power needs of 3.6 million German households.
With recent publicity surrounding offshore wind cable failures, Aberdeen-based Balmoral Comtec says its integrated cable protection stability system offers up to 75% reduction in subsea cable movement helping prevent irreversible damage.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio), India’s leading 4G and mobile broadband digital service provider, is constructing the largest international submarine cable system centered on India.
JDR, a global subsea cable supplier, owned by the TFKable Group, has been awarded a contract to supply, test and terminate the 66kV dynamic cables in consortium with SDI, part of the DEME Group for the Leucate floating wind farm.
Next Geosolutions, an international survey and offshore construction support service contractor, with the support of CoNISMa (National Inter-University Consortium for Marine Sciences) which will perform environmental survey tasks, has been awarded the survey works for the West Link of the Tyrrhenian Link project by Terna, the company that manages the Italian national transmission grid for high and extra-high voltage power.
Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has completed their cable installation campaign at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm.
Prysmian Group, a world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the finalization of the contract agreement with RWE Renewables, one of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm developers, for the development of the turn-key high voltage submarine and land export cable connection worth over €200 million for the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm project. The Group already announced the preferred bidder agreement in November 2020.