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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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ABB Wins Belgian Offshore Wind Farm Cable Gig

April 7, 2016

ABB has won an order worth around $80 million from Rentel NV in Belgium to deliver a cable system that will connect the offshore substation at the Rentel wind farm located off the Belgian coast to the mainland close to Zeebrugge. ABB will design, manufacture and install the approximately 40 kilometer long extruded three-core 220-kilovolt… 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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ABB to Connect Hornsea Project One to UK Grid

April 3, 2016

ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million from Danish DONG Energy to deliver a 220-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage cable system to connect the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm to the UK mainland grid. Hornsea Project One will be capable of generating 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy and bringing clean electricity to over one… Continue Reading »

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TGA Subsea Cable Construction Underway

March 20, 2016

Cable laying operations of the first section of the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable are set to begin this month in Raglan. Telecommunications companies Spark, Vodafone and Telstra are investing approximately USD $70 million to build the TGA cable. The consortium of Spark, Vodafone and Telstra have contracted Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), now part of… Continue Reading »

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DoCoMo Pacific Hires NEC to Build ATISA Subsea Cable

March 13, 2016

DoCoMo Pacific and NEC Corporation have signed a contract to build ATISA, an optical submarine cable system that will connect Guam with the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. ATISA submarine cable system, measuring approximately 280 kilometers in length, will connect the islands of Guam, Saipan, Rota and Tinian. Following the anticipated completion in early-2017, ATISA is… Continue Reading »

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PPC-1 Cable Repair Almost Complete

March 11, 2016

TPG, an operator of PIPE Pacific Cable 1 (PPC-1) system stretching from Sydney to Guam, informed that the cable vessel started the repair work on the faulty cable. Since the vessel, which usually conducts the repairs in the region, Ile De Re, is working on therepair of the Basslink cable, the company contracted another vessel to do the… Continue Reading »

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Global Marine Extends North America Cable Maintenance Gig

March 10, 2016

Global Marine Systems has been awarded an extension of the North America Maintenance Zone (NAZ) submarine cable maintenance contract up to December 31, 2024. NAZ covers a cable maintenance footprint, which stretches from the Eastern North Pacific to the Equator. Global Marine has been providing cable maintenance services from its base port in Victoria, British… Continue Reading »

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RTE Looks for Surveyor for Subsea Cable Laying Projects

March 7, 2016

RTE, the electricity transmission system operator of France, has issued call for bids for subsea cable laying studies services for projects located in metropolitan France, outside France and in Europe. The studies involve marine navigation and fishing and the associated risks for energy cables. Namely, the studies should be aimed at providing collection of navigation data analysis… Continue Reading »

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SEA-ME-WE 5 Subsea Cable Lands in France

March 6, 2016

The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable, to be operational in the second half of 2016, landed at the submarine cable Station of la Seyne-sur-Mer, South of France. This new 20,000 km-long fiber optic cable will connect France to Singapore, serving 17 countries: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, France,… Continue Reading »

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