Global Marine, a market leader in subsea fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms and oil & gas sectors, and part of the Global Marine Group, announced today the successful completion of two fibre optic cable installations, bringing vital high speed connectivity to two UK North Sea and two Norwegian Sector oil & gas platforms. The projects, awarded to Global Marine by Tampnet, an operator of high capacity communication networks in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, serving more than 240 oil & gas platforms, floating production storage and offloading facilities and exploration rigs across the globe, are designed to further enhance inter oil-field communication networks in the North Sea.
Spanning a period of just over 18 months, Global Marine’s scope of work included the desktop study, marine survey, and lay and burial of just under 100 kilometres of fibre optic cable. The Company’s engineering team were responsible for the deployment of a Cable End Module, mattress and rock placement as well as interfacing with the various subsea asset owners to secure the appropriate site access and crossing approvals.
The projects, which were delivered ahead of planned delivery dates, also called for the installation of a further four Branching Units at selected locations along the cable route, which allows for future expansion of the system to other platforms.
“It is a testament to Global Marine’s superior capabilities that Tampnet has continued to choose Global Marine as a consistent partner on multiple projects since 2014,” said Bruce Neilson-Watts, Managing Director of Global Marine. “Our team’s flawless execution of this project further reinforces our reputation as a leading partner for complex subsea projects and sets the stage for Global Marine and Tampnet to continue their long-term relationship.”
Per Helge Svensson, Chief Executive Officer, Tampnet added, “Global Marine has delivered yet another first class project. Tampnet is very content with the execution and the work performed, which is building on the already strong relationship between Global Marine and Tampnet.”