OMM Contracted to Keep Trawlers Off Subsea Cable

Press Release
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Offshore Marine Management Ltd (OMM) to keep the fishing community advised about the new 96 fibre subsea telecom cable linking Ireland and Wales.

Offshore Marine Management Ltd (OMM), the UK’s independent services provider to the renewables, telecoms and hydrocarbon industries, is to provide fisheries liaison services to Emerald Bridge Fibres Ltd (EBFL), a joint venture between Geo Networks Ltd (Geo), and Ireland’s wholesale telecom provider ESB Telecoms Ltd.

OMM was responsible for the delivery of the marine phase of this challenging project, which provides a 96 fibre subsea telecoms link between Portmarnock, Ireland and Porth y Post, Wales.

This phase is a follow-on from the original workscope and sees OMM liaising directly with fishermen on the Welsh side of the Irish Sea to raise the awareness of the presence of this important link.

This work is scheduled to take place over the next five years and will require periodic visits to the fishing community at Holyhead, as well as regular system status updates in fishing industry publications in addition to the Kingfisher website and newsletters.

OMM will plan and organise fishing community meetings in Holyhead to ensure that fishermen are provided with the cable’s route and are made aware of any impending maintenance works. The benefit of this work is expected to be twofold. The fishermen will be aware of the presence of the cable and the risk of damage to the cable and interruption of service will be reduced through this raised awareness.

Details of liaison meetings will be published locally and through the Kingfisher network. Fishermen and other interested parties are advised to monitor their industry newsletters for further information.

“Whilst near impossible to prevent all damage to a submarine cable, this proactive approach goes a very long way to reducing external risks to the cable and ensuring its prolonged integrity” says Eckhard Bruckschen, OMM Operations Director.

 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

Keel-Laid for Navy's 10th LCS at Austal Yard

The Navy and Austal USA held a keel-laying ceremony for the future 'USS Gabrielle Giffords', the Navy's 10th littoral combat ship (LCS), in Mobile, Ala., informs

Havyard to Build Hybrid Battery Arctic PSV

Norway's Havyard says it has signed a contract for the construction of a Havyard 833 WE ICE platform supply vessel with Fafnir Offshore HF. The vessel is to be

Underwater Engineering

Ultra-deepwater Drillship 'Maersk Valiant' Delivered

Maersk Drilling advises that its second new drillship, 'Maersk Valiant', has been delivered from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea.

BOEM gives more time to submit plans OCS

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today the publication of its Final Rule to extend time requirements for submitting a Site Assessment Plan

Three European firms win Angola deepwater deals

Three European companies have won contracts for almost half the value of Angola's $16 billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo oil project, confirming a trend toward bigger

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2099 sec (5 req/sec)