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First Key to Unlocking 32 Fiber Pair Systems

Very shortly, 2021, HMN Technologies will complete another industry-first: a 16 fiber pair repeatered submarine cable system connecting Hainan Island to Hong Kong. This is another milestone project that showcases both HMN’s advances in submarine cable technology reinforcing that high fiber count, large capacity Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) systems are no longer a concept, but a fast-evolving reality.

First Key to Unlocking 32 Fiber Pair Systems

Jan De Nul Connects Crete to the Greek Mainland

For the very first time in history, the island of Crete has been connected to the Greek mainland by means of a subsea electricity link. A project commissioned by grid operator ADMIE, and awarded to Hellenic Cables in which Jan De Nul Group installed the 135-km long cable over a very challenging seabed, at up to approximately one kilometer in depth.

Jan De Nul Connects Crete to the Greek Mainland

Study Points to Massive Submarine Mudslide as Cause of SAT-3 and WACS Cable Breaks

Cable breaks or faults on subsea optical cables can impact global digital connectivity and have costly ramifications for businesses and internet users. Three such incidents impacted users on the African continent in 2020 alone. Each year more than a hundred cable breaks are recorded across the world causing disruptions to communications and connectivity.

Study Points to Massive Submarine Mudslide as Cause of SAT-3 and WACS Cable Breaks

2Africa Will be One of the World’s Largest Subsea Cable Projects

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.

2Africa Will be One of the World’s Largest Subsea Cable Projects

NKT Completes the NordLink Interconnector Power Cable Project

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.

NKT Completes the NordLink Interconnector Power Cable Project

Jan De Nul Successfully Executes Cable Repair Work for TenneT

Jan De Nul Group has successfully repaired TenneT’s AC108 cable connecting the Trianel Borkum offshore substation with Tennet's DolWin alpha convertor station. The repair job is part of the Service Level Agreement for cable repairs that Jan De Nul Group and TenneT entered into in 2019.

Jan De Nul Successfully Executes Cable Repair Work for TenneT

Next Geosolutions Awarded Survey Work for Deepest Submarine Power Cable in the World

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.

Next Geosolutions Awarded Survey  Work for Deepest Submarine Power Cable in the World
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