Repeat performance

Nexans has secured a contract with Global Marine Systems to supply a repeatered fibre optic submarine cable to connect the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to Suriname via Guyana.


Nexans has secured a contract with Global Marine Systems to supply a repeatered fibre optic submarine cable to connect the islands of Trinidad and Tobago to Suriname via Guyana.



The 1,300km cable will be produced at Nexans’ factory in Norway and involves the construction of 21 segments, with amplifiers integrated every 70km.



Yvon Raak, Nexans’ chief corporate officer, said: ‘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.’



Working in partnership with Huawei Marine Networks, the cable is hoped to improve communication links between the three countries and will be delivered to Global Marine Systems in October.