Global Marine to perform North Sea optical fiber link
Tampnet has awarded Global Marine Systems a contract to improve inter oil-field communication networks in the North Sea during 2018.
The project involves installation of a platform to platform fiber-optic cable, and involves installation and burial of around 75 km (46.6 mi) of cable in 75 m (246 ft) of water, to a depth of 1 m (3.3 ft) below the seabed, from an existing branching unit (BU) to the platform.
In addition, GMS will install a cable end module within the platform 500-m (1,640-ft) zone and a further three BUs at various locations along the route.
Prior to the installation, the company will conduct a detailed marine route survey and burial assessment report.
The scope of the project, including buoying of cable ends, allows for future development of the system to other platforms in the North Sea if needed.