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Royal IHC presents new solutions for offshore wind farm construction

June 13, 2016

IHC is expanding its extensive product portfolio with the introduction of innovative equipment for offshore wind farm installations. This includes a state-of-the-art, inter-array cable-laying vessel, and integrated jack-ups, both designed to facilitate more efficient operations. Specialized tool for specialist operations Based on knowledge of cable lay operations, from load-out at the cable manufacturer to burial… Continue Reading »

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Sanders Opposes Constitution Pipeline Between Pennsylvania, NY

April 20, 2016

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Monday said he opposes a proposed natural gas pipeline between Pennsylvania and New York and called on New York officials to reject the project. “The possibility of methane leaks from the proposed Constitution Pipeline would be catastrophic to our air and our climate – and if this pipeline… Continue Reading »

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Africa-1 Subsea Cable Announced

April 20, 2016

MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telkom South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the new ‘Africa-1’ submarine cable system. This consortium-funded system will connect Africa with the Middle East and South Central Asia and provide onward connectivity to Europe. Africa-1 will have at… Continue Reading »

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DeepOcean Ghana Wins with Tullow

April 17, 2016

DeepOcean Ghana has been awarded a 3-year contract with options for two additional years, to provide a light construction vessel (LCV) to Tullow Ghana. Namley, DeepOcean Ghana has mobilized the DP2 ROV/construction vessel Dina Star with two DeepOcean Ghana-owned 220HP Constructor ROV systems, which started offshore activities mid March 2016. The scope of work includes inspection,… Continue Reading »

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TAS Sees OCV Shipbuilding Deal Canned

April 10, 2016

TAS Offshore Berhad’s (TAS) subsidiary, TA Ventures (L) Ltd has received notice of termination of a shipbuilding contract from QMS1 Offshore Services Ltd (QMS1), via email on April 5, 2016. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia on Thursday, the Malaysian shipbuilder informed that the contract between TA Ventures (L) Ltd and QMS1, valued at $11.7… Continue Reading »

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China Begins Operation Of Lighthouse On Artificial Island In S. China Sea

April 7, 2016

China has begun operating a lighthouse on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea near which a U.S. warship sailed last year to challenge China’s territorial claims. China claims most of the energy-rich waters of the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. But neighbours… Continue Reading »

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Hawaiki Submarine Cable Construction Starts

April 5, 2016

Hawaiki Submarine Cable and TE SubCom announced that the contract for the Hawaiki submarine cable system has come into force and the construction phase has started. The Hawaiki submarine cable system is a new trans-Pacific cable, which will link Australia and New Zealand to mainland United States, as well as Hawaii, with options to expand… Continue Reading »

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Angola Cables Secures Loan for Angola-Brazil Subsea Link

April 4, 2016

An Angolan telecom operator, Angola Cables, has secured a loan from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) of approximately USD 65.8 million for the construction of a complete submarine cable system connecting Angola and Brazil. The loan was secured through the agreement between JBIC and Banco de Desenvolvimento de Angola (BDA), the state-owned development bank… Continue Reading »

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Caithness-Moray Subsea Link Gets $720 Million EIB Loan

April 3, 2016

The European Investment Bank has agreed to provide GBP 500 million (approx. $720 million) to support a major reinforcement of the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland to improve connections between wind, wave and tidal renewable energy schemes and the national power network. The new power link will help secure the supply of… Continue Reading »

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New Subsea Cable Connecting Perth to Singapore Announced

April 2, 2016

Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a new international submarine cable, APX-West, connecting Perth and Singapore.  The new APX-West submarine cable is expected to begin construction by the end of July 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Once completed, the new submarine cable will… Continue Reading »

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