Marking the next stage in its transition from oil and gas to becoming a leading supplier of cable protection systems (CPS) for fixed and floating offshore wind farms, First Subsea, has opened a dedicated CPS production facility in Lancaster, UK.
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured the largest ever submarine cable contract awarded in the US. The contract has been awarded by Dominion Energy Virginia, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., to a consortium made up of Prysmian and the DEME Group, a leader in the offshore wind industry. The Balance of Plant (BoP) contract includes the complete package for the transportation and installation of the foundations and the substations and the EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation) services for the inter-array and export cables for the future largest commercial offshore windfarm in the United States. This project is a major milestone for Prysmian Group, as it is the first cable company in the offshore wind industry to sign a Balance of Plant contract. The total value of the contract is approximately €1.6 billion, of which around €630 million related to Prysmian for the cable supply and the installation works under its responsibility. The project is expected to be completed by 2026.
For the offshore wind farm Luchterduinen in The Netherlands, Jan De Nul was requested by Eneco to rebury a section of an existing export cable. To this purpose, Jan De Nul modified its in-house designed and fabricated intertidal trencher Sunfish and successfully reburied the nearshore section of the cable to a minimum depth of 2.5 meters below the seabed.
CRP Subsea and Hellenic Cables have completed dynamic cable testing at the University of Exeter, as part of the EU-funded MaRINET2 research programme. The results show that when tested with a CRP Subsea Bend Stiffener (protecting it against overbending) the power cable survived 3.7 times as many cycles and was on average 72.5% stiffer than the power cable alone. These results highlight the importance of a Bend Stiffener’s presence to extend the fatigue life of the system to be used in future Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) applications.
In May 2021, The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) launched a campaign to hire a UK-based Project Manager, and after a thorough review process of qualified candidates, the ICPC has selected Mr. John Wrottesley to fill this new role and they are pleased to announce his contract with the organization commenced on September 14, 2021. Mr. Wrottesley joins the team from Red Penguin (an Associate Member company of the ICPC).
NEC Corporation has been contracted by Facebook to build an ultra-high performance transatlantic subsea fiber-optic cable connecting the USA and Europe.
CRP Subsea (formerly Trelleborg Offshore UK) has been awarded a contract by Hellenic Cables, the cable segment of Cenergy Holdings, to supply three different types of cable ancillary products.
NEC Corporation, its subsidiary OCC Corporation and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. announces that they have completed the first trial of uncoupled (*1) 4-core submarine fiber cable (*2), and verified its transmission performance to meet the exacting demands of global telecommunications networks. International data usage is expected to expand by 30-40% CAGR from 2020-2026 (*3), driven by factors such as the growth of 5G mobile data, and the need to share ever more content between data centers distributed around the world.
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the obtainment of the Notice to Proceed for the approximately €200 million contract to supply a submarine power cable system for the Vineyard Wind 1 offshore wind farm. A milestone in the development of the offshore wind farm sector in the US, Vineyard will consist of an array of 62 wind turbines and will generate 800 megawatts of electricity annually and power over 400,000 homes.
Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced the appointment of Lin Gentemann as General Counsel and Sean McNeill as Chief Financial Officer.
Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI), an integrated marine services contractor providing turnkey projects, marine services technology development and expert consultant services to government, commercial telecom, offshore energy and ocean observing markets globally, today announced the award and kick-off of a Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) study for a submarine communications cable between an offshore oil and gas field development and the customer’s onshore operation.