Houston based OneSubsea, a Cameron and Schlumberger company, has been awarded a contract from BP Exploration (Delta) Ltd., and partner Deutsche Erdoel AG (DEA), to supply subsea production systems that include fiber optic cables for the West Nile Delta Giza/Fayoum and Raven fields, situated offshore Egypt. Fiber optic cables will be used to control the communication in the gas and condensate fields. The engineering, procurement and construction contract in total is worth more than US$170 million, which the OneSubsea has won from the Petrobel (Belayim Petroleum Co.)
Indian fiber optic cable manufacturer, HFCL (Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited) has been selected by the Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG (TAP) for the supply and delivery of around 1,550 kilometers of fiber optic cables. This fiber optic cable will facilitate bi-directional communication feed from the pipeline and associated assets, such as compressor and block valve stations, to the supervisory control center.
Israel’s Partner Communications Company Ltd.,says that they have submitted a letter to the Director-General of the Ministry of Communications regarding the examination done by the Company of several options for deploying a nationwide independent fixed-line infrastructure using fiber optic cables. Over the last few weeks, the Company has been conducting economic and feasibility studies of the project.
Peru’s Transport and Communications Minister Jose Gallardo ku told the local news media that the country’s first nationwide fiber optic backbone network, which is under construction now will be completed before the current Government steps down from power in late July this year. The Minister was on an inspection visit to the monitoring center of high technology RDNFO (Red Dorsal Nacional de Fibra óptica meaning National Optical Fiber Backbone Network in English) that will bring high speed broadband services to the 180 provincial capitals and 136 towns to integrate 22 regions in Peru. The RDNFO is nationwide fiber optic cable laying initiative that will have around 13,500 kilometers of optical fiber cables laid across the nation to provide digital connectivity.