Existing Submarine Cable Systems

SG-SCS OwnersImplement Further System Expansion

Huawei Marine Networks, following the successful implementation of the SG-SCS cable system in May 2010, along with parent Global Marine Systems, is currently implementing further system expansions as the system’s owners add capacity and services to address increasing demand in South America. The demand driven by regional growth in South America also extends out via other submarine networks to Miami, as part of a wider growth story.

This marks the successful first commercial deployment of the Huawei Marine Networks’ innovative RPT 1660 two fiber pair Repeater and 1650 Branching Unit, marking the start of alternative submarine turn-key solutions for customers on a global footprint.

The SG-SCS system, with advanced ASON functionality and rich service set based upon upgradable SLTE (10G to 40G) and NPE offers the customers an in service roadmap ranging from SDH, optical wavelengths and Gigabit/Ethernet based client services, among many others.

With all these network elements (both cable landing station equipment, city POP locations and wet plant) all managed from a single network management system the customers are truly able to monitor and provision new services at a click of a mouse. Simplification of the operational aspects had been a key driver and benefit from this deployment and innovative technology.

The project which has been jointly undertaken by Telesur of Suriname & Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Co. Ltd and installed by Global Marine Systems along with joint venture partner Huawei Marine Networks who supplied the electronics and the innovative RPT 1660 repeaters used throughout the system.

Huawei Marine Networks is a joint venture established by Global Marine Systems and Huawei Technologies, combining over 100 years of subsea engineering expertise with the innovative optical products.

“This system has allowed the deployment of cutting edge communications services for the people, businesses and institutions of these countries,” said Ian Douglas, Managing Director of Telecoms for Global Marine Systems. “The upgrade highlights a highly scaleable and reliable system that has been carrying live network traffic for several months now, with zero performance incidents”.

Submarine Power Cables

Nexans Wins 10 Million Euro Subsea Umbilical Contract
Nexans has been awarded a 10 million Euro contract by FMC Technologies to design, engineer and manufacture a static subsea control and chemical injection umbilical for the Marulk gas field on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS).

FMC Technologies is carrying out the subsea development of the Marulk field on behalf of the Marulk Project Group consisting of Statoil ASA, ENI Norge AS and Dong E&P Norge AS. The field is located in the Norwegian Sea about 30 km southwest of the Norne FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel at a water depth of 365 meters. It consists of two formations, Lysing and Lange, that both contain gas and condensate. The Marulk base case comprises production from the Lysing formation only, which is estimated to have recoverable reserves of approximately 70 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).

The Nexans control and chemical injection umbilical for Marulk will be extended from the existing Alve template, a distance of 13.5 km. Nexans will design, engineer, procure, manufacture, supply, test and load-out a custom made static umbilical that integrates steel tubes for fluids and 1.5 kV power cables. The project will be carried out at Nexans’ specialized umbilical facility in Halden, Norway, with delivery scheduled for Spring 2011.

“The contract for the Marulk umbilical further extends our close working relationship with FMC Technologies and Statoil that has resulted in the successful delivery of several umbilicals for the Norne area,” said Ragnvald Graff, Sales & Marketing Director, Energy. “Our continued success in projects for the Norwegian Continental Shelf proves our capability to design, develop and manufacture complex umbilicals for demanding offshore installations.”

International Carriers

T-Systems Expands Services Contract with Global Crossing

Global Crossing, a leading provider of global IP solutions, has announced that it has expanded its services contract with T-Systems, a leading global provider of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) owned by Deutsche Telekom.
Global Crossing has been providing Private LAN Services, Private IP and Clear Channels to T-Systems since 2003.  Global Crossing will now enhance T-Systems’ business continuity plan by providing redundant capacity of 34 Gigabits per second (Gbps) – via Global Crossing’s Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network – linking T-Systems' three data centers in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo and Barueri.
"T-Systems chose a partner that is able to meet our requirements for high availability, quality, best service and transparency,” said Silvia Giacomo, purchasing manager at T-Systems.  Silvia added that T-Systems look for providers that are able to offer innovative solutions aimed at optimizing processes and reducing costs.
"Our long-term relationship with T-Systems demonstrates that Global Crossing is ready not only to support its current growth, but also the future demand for data center services," said Marcos Malfatti, senior vice president of sales and services for Global Crossing in Brazil.