Nexans wins major contract for submarine fibre optic connection in the Caribbean

Date: Tue, 05/05/2009 - 17:02

First delivery of next generation repeatered fibre optic submarine systems for Nexans which will supply 1,300km of cable to connect Trinidad & Tobago to Suriname via Guyana

Nexans wins major contract for submarine fibre optic connection in the Caribbean Yvon Raak, Nexans’ Chief Corporate Officer

Nexans, the worldwide leader in the cable industry, has been awarded a major contract by Global Marine Systems Ltd., one of the world’s leading providers of submarine cable installation and services, to supply 1,300km of repeatered fibre optic submarine cable to connect the islands of Trinidad & Tobago to Suriname via Guyana. The cable system will help enhance communication links between the three countries.
The 1300km cable will be produced at Nexans’ factory in Rognan, Norway and comprise 21 segments, with amplifiers integrated every 70km, and will be delivered to Global Marine Systems in October 2009.
Behind this next generation of repeatered fibre optic submarine systems are Nexans, Global Marine Systems Ltd. and Huawei Marine Networks, a Chinese manufacturer of telecom accessories.
“The latest repeatered optical cable is a major technological breakthrough for Nexans that will enable us to deliver cables for any optical transmission range. It opens up tremendous opportunities for us in this new and very interesting market segment” says Yvon Raak, Nexans’ Chief Corporate Officer, in charge of the Europe Area. “We are extremely pleased that our product is the chosen solution for the Trinidad & Tobago to Guyana-connection and look forward to continuing our work with Global Marine Systems Ltd and Huawei Marine Networks.”

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