WASACE is an exciting new international communications system linking the major markets of four continents - Africa, South America, North America and Europe, with undersea fiber-optic cable. It is the largest such project ever mounted in the Atlantic Ocean. The projects' total fiber length is seven times the circumference of the earth. If the fibers were connected end-to-end, they would stretch three quarters of the way to the moon.
For the connection of the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 with the offshore converter platform DolWin alpha via two parallel 155 kV AC submarine cable systems, Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) has been awarded on November 8, 2011 by TenneT TSO GmbH (TenneT) the order for the supply and installation of 26 kilometers 155 kV AC submarine power cable systems.
Tata Communications, a global communications service provider that owns and operates the world's largest subsea cable network, and Nawras, Oman's customer-friendly communications provider, today announce the launch of the Oman to India TGN-Gulf cable. The undersea cable will be used to instantaneously route voice and data traffic from Oman to Mumbai (India) and onwards to the rest of the world, via the Tata Global Network (TGN).
GO is pleased to announce that the submarine cable damaged by third parties on the 5th November has been completely repaired, following round-the-clock efforts by a specialised repair vessel, which is contracted on a standby-basis for such emergencies.
Novacavi is really pleased to announce great satisfaction in production and use of a new purpose-built tow cable with non-magnetic metal protection.
NEC Corporation today announced the completion of its first submarine-cable based integrated ocean observation system for the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan. The system has been deployed in the sea off of eastern coast of Taiwan in order to strengthen seismic and environmental observations in the area. NEC won this construction project in September 2009.
While the high-voltage submarine cable sector remains a niche market, underwater power transmission is becoming more prevalent in the infrastructure plans of countries around the world. The current push for more readily available renewable power has created new opportunities – for grid interconnections and connecting offshore wind farms to nearby landmasses, for example – and grid operators are turning to submarine power transmission cables to help supplement or replace aging and inadequate grid infrastructures. According to a recent report from Pike Research, submarine transmission cable projects will increase from just over 60 worldwide in 2011 to more than 350 cables by 2020, placing significant pressure on the existing industry.
Nexans wins power umbilical contract for Chevron-operated Jack and St. Malo fields in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico
Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has been awarded a contract by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. to design, manufacture and supply a total of 138,000 feet (42km) of power umbilicals and terminations for the Jack and St. Malo fields in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The umbilicals shall be loaded out from the new long-term storage carousel in Mobile, Alabama dedicated to providing enhanced logistical support for customers in the Gulf of Mexico region.