CRP Subsea (formerly Trelleborg Offshore UK) has been awarded two contracts by Ørsted to provide NjordGuard, a cable protection system, for the Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore windfarms to be located in the German North Sea. CRP Subsea will provide 223 NjordGuard monopile entry cable protection systems, which will protect all the array cables on both projects.
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract worth a total of around €140 million by the Turkish utility TEIAS for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of two high-voltage submarine power cable links, one between Europe and Asia, the other across the Izmit Gulf in Asia. The official contract signing ceremony is expected within June, followed by an immediate notice to proceed. The completion of both contracts is expected by 2023.
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.
TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm, has launched its 2021 Submarine Cable Map, sponsored by Telecom Egypt.
SubCom, in conjunction with Google, today announced that a contract is in force for the design, manufacture, and deployment of Firmina, a new high- speed undersea cable system connecting North and South America.
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.
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.
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.