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Small Islands Continue to be Linked to the Global Network

One of the significant trends in the submarine fiber optic cable industry in recent years has been the extension of the global network to smaller and smaller island populations.  This is a trend that shows no sign of slowing.

Cable Ship Charter Extended for Works off Angola

The current charter agreement of cable laying vessel Bourbon Oceanteam 101 (CSV “BO 101”) has been extended until mid-first quarter 2020 with possible further extension options well into 2020.

Floating Wind Project to Power Offshore O&G Platforms

JDR has been selected to supply submarine cables for the for a pioneering project that will be the first worldwide to power oil and gas platforms using floating offshore wind – a far more technically challenging and less mature technology than traditional fixed-foundation offshore wind.

Update on Sub Saharan Africa Announcements

It was only a decade ago that the coasts of Sub Saharan Africa began to witness the buildout of the global submarine fiber optic cable network on its shore.  

Telia Carrier Strengthens European Network with Ciena

To maintain its position and capture growth in its long-haul transport network, Telia Carrier has chosen Ciena to be the supplier of a new Open Optical Line System (O-OLS) in Europe.

Prysmian Delivers 3 Major Power Cable Projects

Prysmian Group announces the successful completion and delivery of three major HVDC projects in ten days for a total value of over €1 billion, proving its solid project execution capabilities.

Cable Laying for Curie Completed

Google announced that it has finished the installation and testing of its private Curie cable. When it was announced in January 2018, Curie, which connects the U.S. to Chile, was the company’s third private cable.

Singapore’s Kim Heng Group Aims at Taiwan OWC Projects

Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings Limited, an established integrated offshore and marine value chain services provider based in Singapore, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Kim Heng Shipbuilding & Engineering Pte Ltd (KHSE), has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an established subsea cable installer to collaborate with each other in respect of the offshore windfarm cable-laying projects in Taiwan.

Terna Completes Italy-Montenegro Power Cable

Terna, the company that manages the Italian electricity grid, inaugurated its new 423-kilometer submarine power cable, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella and the President of Montenegro, Milo Đukanović.

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