OMM completes installation of EBFL cable systemProjects and Operations // February 28, 2013
OMM has completed the installation of a 117km optical fibre submarine cable for Emerald Bridge Fibres Ltd (EBFL), a joint venture between Geo Networks Ltd (Geo), a leading fibre network provider and Ireland’s leading wholesale telecom provider ESB Telecoms Ltd.
The 96 fibre subsea link provides a new and direct low latency route from Portmarnock, Ireland to Porth-Y-Post, Wales.
OMM was fully responsible for the marine delivery of the project and provided expert management and consultancy services during execution of the marine works. The company provided a full range of turnkey services to ensure successful installation.
Rob Grimmond, OMM's Managing Director, said: "This was an important major project to the diversity of OMM’s capability and flexibility.”
OMM’s participation in this project commenced at an early stage with review of the initial route design and survey data before advising on the development of the route.
In addition to full project management of the marine installation, OMM delivered a number of key packages including route deviation surveys; pre-lay grapnel services and the installation of a pre-laid shore end.
Further services provided to EBFL by OMM included not only the installation of the submarine cable itself but also supporting works covering assistance with permitting; inshore and offshore burial; cable protection using ducting and articulated piping; jointing and system testing. Project final deliverables were completed using OMM’s in house resources to meet EBFL’s needs for reporting, charting and digital video. As Principal Contractor, OMM was responsible for all HSE activities.