Subsea Telecom News: Pioneer Consulting awarded MainOne submarine cable contract
Posted on 02.02.2009 - 12:30 UTC in CONTRACT AWARDS by Rons_ROV_Links
Pioneer Consulting has been selected by Main Street Technologies (MST) to oversee the project management and engineering of its MainOne submarine cable system. The U.S. based firm will be providing expert advice while tracking the design, engineering and implementation of Main Street Technologies' investment. Hired as an integral part of the management team, Pioneer Consulting will supervise the implementation of the network while supplying comprehensive support.
When completed, the MainOne undersea cable system will span 14,000 kilometers and will provide direct international connectivity for West African countries to Europe and beyond.
"Our team of experts is delighted with the opportunity to work with the strong management team at Main Street Technologies," stated Howard Kidorf, Managing Partner of Pioneer Consulting. "We are pleased that MST has recognized that Pioneer Consulting can deliver the comprehensive project management and engineering services that this project needs to be successful."
Keith Schofield, Director of Submarine Networks at Pioneer Consulting and lead project manager, describes the progress. "MainOne is progressing ahead of schedule, with marine route survey activities underway and key licenses being confirmed. We have also undertaken a full contract review audit of the system supplier. Pioneer Consulting and MST are gearing up for the busy manufacturing schedule and construction of cable stations in both Ghana and Nigeria, to complement the Portuguese station already in place. Pioneer Consulting's long experience in submarine networks makes us the natural choice for soundly implemented projects."