Maintenance

Global Marine provides subsea cable maintenance services to almost 100 customers around the globe to keep their fibre optic cable systems operational the service is provided via maintenance agreements and private contracts.

With unrivalled expertise, an exceptional knowledge base built over the last 165 years and a commitment to advancing technological solutions, Global Marine is the partner of choice for those wanting to maximise the return on their cable system investment.

 

 

 

 

It is imperative that system downtime is minimised and that a broken segment of cable is repaired in a timely manner. Global Marine provide a variety of maintenance options that reflect individual requirements for quality, reliability, responsiveness, dependability, and speed of repair.

Maintenance solutions are provided via consortiums or through private agreements and are tailored to the exacting need of the customer.

Our Experience

  • With our joint venture partners we support the maintenance of nearly 400,000km of globally installed telecom cable, of a total cable maintenance base of 1,300,000km.
  • Global Marine has performed 33% of maintenance operations on fibre optic cables globally.
  • Global Marine has played a pioneering role in the development of cable repair and maintenance solutions, and is a founding member of the Universal Joint Consortium (UJC).

The maintenance consortiums we operate in are:

SEAIOCMA – South East Asia and Indian Ocean Cable Maintenance Agreement

Global Marine has been repairing cables in Asia since the 1930s due to the exceptional service delivered to submarine cable owners in the region.

The first SEAIOCMA agreement was signed in 1986, superseding earlier agreements dating back to 1978, which included the 1st SEA-ME–WE cable (telegraph) linking Singapore to Medan to Colombo to Djibouti.

The SEAIOCMA agreement covers longitudes from Djibouti to Guam, and latitudes from Taiwan to Australia, covering an area of approximately one-third of the earth’s oceans.

The Cable Retriever is dedicated to SEAIOCMA and it is based at Subic Bay in the Philippines, where Global Marine also owns and operates the Subic Cable Depot.

The maintenance vessel and the ROV XT 601 is available to its members 365 days per year on a call-out basis under strict KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). Due to the vessel being berthed alongside Global Marine’s cable depot in Subic port – where the members’ submersible spare plant is stored under permanently monitored conditions as per manufacturer specifications – mobilizations can be undertaken very rapidly, within 24 hours from call-out.

Besides cable repair operations, Global Marine’s maintenance vessel and ROV can also undertake under the agreement operations for submarine cables maintenance and improvement, marine surveys and burial.

Cable Retriever at sea

NAZ – North American Zone

The NAZ agreement is a non-profit cooperative agreement, run by the members for the members. Its only purpose is submarine cable repairs. This agreement already exists for over 20 years in order to provide services to submarine cables with routes in the North East Pacific.

The Cable Innovator and the ROV ST205 are available to the NAZ members 365 days per year on a call-out basis under strict KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), which include mobilization within 24 hours from call-out.

Besides the maintenance vessel and ROV, Global Marine also provides submersible spare plant storage services through its depot located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

This maintenance zone agreement covers submarine systems in latitudes from the Bering Sea and Alaska in the North to the Equator in the South and longitudes from the West Americas to approximately 167º West Longitude.

Besides cable repair operations, Global Marine’s maintenance vessel and ROV can also undertake under the agreement operations for submarine cables maintenance and improvement, marine surveys and burial.

The agreement also includes other services that include charting/documentation management, offshore liaison, fault location, UJ jointing services, shallow water repairs and land cable repairs. The latter two services are subject to quotation.

For more information please visit the NAZ website in http://www.northamericazoneagreement.com

Cable Innovator

ACMA – Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement

The ACMA agreement is a non-profit cooperative agreement, run by the members for the members. Its only purpose is submarine cable repairs

ACMA’s sole purpose is for the cable repair and maintenance of systems in the North and South Atlantic, English Channel, North Sea, Caribbean Sea and South East Pacific. The agreement has members drawn from the telecoms, power cable and the oil & gas industries.

The agreement also includes submersible spare plant storage services in depots located in Portland (UK), Brest (France), Bermuda and Tenerife (Spain).

Other services are also available, these include charting/documentation management, offshore liaison, fault location, UJ jointing services, shallow water repairs and land cable repairs. The latter two services are subject to quotation.

Besides cable repair operations, Global Marine’s maintenance vessels and ROV can also undertake under the agreement operations for submarine cables maintenance and improvement, marine surveys and burial.

The Wave Sentinel with the ROV Atlas 1 and the Sovereign with ROV Atlas 2 are dedicated to ACMA during 365 days per year on a call-out basis. The latter also has the ability to replace and repair offshore windfarms inter-array power cables.

The Wave Sentinel is stationed in Curacao alongside Curacao submersible spare plant depot. The Sovereign is based in Portland, UK, alongside Global Marine’s submersible spare plant depot.

For more information please visit the ACMA website in https://www.acma2017.com

Wave Sentinel

PIOCMA – Pacific and Indian Ocean Cable Mutual Agreement

The PIOCMA agreement comprises NAZ, Yokohama Zone and SEAIOCMA agreements. The agreement provides mutual support when natural disasters occur, providing an additional layer regarding the risk management solutions available to these agreements’ members.

The last time PIOCMA was invoked, was during 2006 Taiwan earthquake, that resulted in a dramatic speed reduction of internet traffic due to simultaneous faults in several cables. More recently PIOCMA was on alert following the Japanese Tsunami in 2011 although it was not called upon.

For more information please visit the PIOCMA website in http://piocma.com/piocma_overview.htm

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