Telecommunications News

Image: TE Connectivity

Cerberus to Acquire Subsea Communications Business from TE Connectivity

than 100 cable systems and deployed over 610,000 kilometers of cable through its eight high-performance cable ships, which are among the most efficient and capable in the industry. SubCom, supported by approximately 1,400 employees, has a strong customer base of leading internet content providers, telecommunications companies, and entrepreneurs around the world."SubCom is a recognized pioneer in the subsea fiber optic cable industry with a long track record of technology innovation and excellent project management and customer service," said Michael Sanford, Co-Head of North American Private

Øivind Røegh (Photo: iSURVEY)

iSURVEY Completes Industry First Project for Norske Shell

iSURVEY, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, has completed a pioneering project for A/S Norske Shell.  The project, which took place last month as part of the operator’s Scarabeo 8 drilling campaign, utilized iSURVEY’s survey support remotely from its Oslo headquarter. This marks the first time remote positioning has been applied for a regular DP drill rig move operation on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The survey equipment was initially mobilized on board, and then operated from the iSURVEY

Glider data will help forecasters make better predictions this hurricane season (Photo: NOAA)

Ocean Gliders: The New Storm Chasers

gliders will come from the U.S. Navy, and the others from NOAA.The gliders will collect the ocean data as they dive down from the surface to a half mile of depth and then regularly resurface several times a day, even during hurricane conditions, to transmit information by satellite to the Global Telecommunications Center used by NOAA’s National Weather Service.“If you want to improve prediction of how hurricanes gain strength or weaken as they travel over the ocean, it's critical to take the ocean’s temperature and measure how salty it is,” said Gustavo Goni, an oceanographer

Photo: JW Fisher

JW Fishers Pipe Tracking Made Easy

. One geological survey company, Lighthouse, has successfully used JW Fisher’s PT-1 Pipe tracker on a project in the Caspian region of Eurasia. Lighthouse was founded in 1986 and has grown into a large surveying company with locations on four continents. Industries such as oil and gas, telecommunications, and power generation all utilize Lighthouse’s survey services. Lighthouse works for major utility groups around the world, assisting with survey projects from power line corridors and wind farms to complex underground cabling and utility management. With state of the art equipment and

The progression from Landsat satellite imagery, to a satellite derived bathymetry surface, to a bENC (Bathymetric Electronic Navigation Chart). The location is Golfo de Guanahacabibes, Cuba. (Credit: Aaron Sager)

MG3 & Satellite Derived Bathymetry

in the offshore and coastal areas, each outfitted with a variety of side- and multi-beam sonar as well as towed magnetometer devices for subsurface surveying.“We work extensively on geophysical surveys for oil and gas, wind farm siting in renewable energy and cable-laying projects for telecommunications,” said Steve Jackson, MG3 Group Quality Health Safety & Environment Manager, adding that MG3 now routinely incorporates satellite derived bathymetric data into multiple planning phases of its projects.The firm became acquainted with the uses of satellite imagery for marine applications

(Photo: iSurvey)

iSURVEY Investing in Training

iSURVEY, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, said it has invested more than £40,000 in staff training.    In order to meet client demand, iSURVEY staff were educated in rapid and accurate acquisition and processing of seabed survey data, the company said.   During February and March, the staff gained a deeper understanding and awareness of the key elements of multi-beam echo sounder (MBES) acquisition and data management. Training was carried out through a combination of instructor-led

PB3 PowerBuoy (Photo: OPT)

Premier Oil Looking into PB3 PowerBuoy

to other applications including pipeline integrity assurance and the charging of underwater unmanned vehicles, as well as Metocean data collection. We also hope to leverage this work to further expand the use of our PB3 PowerBuoy throughout our other service areas including security, defense and telecommunications.&rdquo

Photo:  iSURVEY

iSURVEY Announces New Contract Awards

iSURVEY, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, said it ended 2017 with contract awards totalling more than £250,000 ($345,000).   This work, which was awarded in the last two months of 2017, included two subsea cable excavation projects and a UXO inspection scope. Each of the projects involved offshore wind-related scopes in either U.K. or Northwest Europe, which have contributed to iSURVEY’s sustained growth in the offshore renewables marke, the company said.   

Photo from Oceanology International 2016 conference (Photo: Oceanology International)

Oceanology International '18: Conference Schedule Finalized

, and Richard Salisbury, Senior Consultant at Fugro. This session will discuss data collation and examination methods used in mapping offshore seabed and sub-seabed environments, highlighting the benefits such studies confer upon the renewables, oil & gas, marine and coastal construction, telecommunications and seafloor mining industries. On the same day, the Aquaculture track traces the ongoing development of marine aquaculture facilities and the consequent ramifications for the offshore aquaculture industry, and will be chaired by Lawrie Stove, Managing Director at AquaMoor; David Kelly,

(Photo: Global Marine)

SEAIOCMA Extends Cable Maintenance Contract

(South East Asia and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Agreement) has been extended for five-years, running to the end of 2022.   The SEAIOCMA maintenance zone agreement, which is a cooperative club managed by 46 cable owners, provides the repair of submarine cables that carry international telecommunications traffic. SEAIOCMA spans the area between Djibouti in the west, Perth in the south, Guam in the east and the northern tip of Taiwan. This is the third and final of Global Marine’s three long-term maintenance contracts renewed since the beginning of 2016 (NAZ (North America Zone) announced

(Photo: Farinia Group)

Submarine Power Cables Protection

and seabed conditions. Stronger the waves and the currents, more armor is needed.    Why protecting submarine power cables is of critical importance? The most important reason is obviously the fact that submarine power cables supply energy to remote areas or ensure reliable telecommunications. Having them damaged has a direct impact on people’s life.    Furthermore, installation, maintenance and repair of submarine power cables cost a lot. Damages during installation are quite often and can manifest themselves immediately or even many years later. Once installed

© rabbit75_fot / Adobe Stock

New Industry Association IOSTIA Launched

commercially and sustainably utilize and explore the Earth’s oceans, as well as businesses that provide technology and services for sectors such as renewable ocean energy, environmental monitoring protection, fisheries and aquaculture, marine science, maritime security, ocean mining, marine telecommunications, autonomous vehicles, offshore wind energy, oceanography, subsea mining, sensors, arctic change, marine archeology, ocean observation, hydrography, ports and infrastructure, and diving and manned exploration.   “There are tremendous organizations, foundations and institutes committed

(Photo: Global Marine Group)

Global Marine Group Extends UK Footprint

networks.   Recently, CS Recorder and Q1000, a jet-trenching remotely operated vehicle (ROV), mobilized from Blyth to undertake a cable reburial contract for the Prinses Amaliawindpark, located off the West Coast of the Netherlands. Subsequently, the port will serve to mobilize future telecommunications and power projects for the GMG.   Portland will continue to provide services to GMG’s power, renewable energy, oil and gas and telecommunications cable maintenance agreement customers, while Grimsby will predominantly deliver regional support for the offshore wind sector. Blyth

CS Recorder (Photo: Global Marine Group)

GMG Completes Cable Burial Work off the Netherlands

 Utilizing the Q1000, CS Recorder completes cable burial project in three weeks   Global Marine Group (GMG), a provider of offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil and gas industries, said it has completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (PAWP), a wind farm off the Netherlands’ West Coast. PAWP covers an area of around 14km2 and comprises of 60 wind turbines that are connected by eight in-field cable strings that converge at the central offshore high voltage station.   The project, operated by Eneco, an energy

Photo: Forum Energy Technologies

VisualSoft Selected for Cable-laying Vessel NKT Victoria

and cable survey software installed on the advanced cable laying support vessel NKT Victoria.   Two VisualSoft Four Channel High Definition Digital Video Systems (VisualDVR MCHD) will be supplied to iSURVEY Group, a provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas and telecommunications sectors. The first vessel installation for the newest system in the VisualSoft range, is to be utilized on the NKT Victoria in the Moray Firth.    The NKT Victoria (DNV-GL Class) is a 140m x 30m DP3 top-of-the-range diesel electric vessel with 1,600m2 of deck space and two large

US Navy Partners with ALFA International

; ALFA International, a manufacturer and supplier of adhesives, epoxies and polyurethanes since 1996, will manufacture and offer the product for sale to government and commercial customers. “NUWC XP-1 fits nicely into our existing portfolio of products for the electronics, aerospace and telecommunications industries,” said Rajab Aboubakr, president of ALFA International. “We look forward to working with the Navy and other customers in addressing needs for environmentally friendly protection of subsea equipment.” NUWC Newport is a U.S. Navy Naval Sea Systems Command laboratory

Andrew McMurtrie (Photo: iSURVEY)

iSURVEY Reports Success in Q1 2017

Provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, iSURVEY, has reported a strong end to 2016 and a positive first quarter of 2017, including ongoing recruitment due to a string of significant contract wins. New business this year includes: A three-year, non-exclusive call-off contract with Shell UK Ltd, Shell NAM, Norske Shell and Shell E&P Ireland for the provision of rig positioning and surveying services A four-year contract with Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit, with iSURVEY named the nominated first caller

Marine Technology Magazine Cover Mar 2019 - Oceanographic Instrumentation: Measurement, Process & Analysis

Marine Technology Reporter is the world's largest audited subsea industry publication serving the offshore energy, subsea defense and scientific communities.

Subscribe
Marine Technology ENews subscription

Marine Technology ENews is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for MTR E-news