MILAN, Italy -- New Brunswick Power Corp. (NB Power) announced it awarded a new contract worth €17 million to energy and telecom cable vendor Prysmian Group.
That's about $19.2 million (US), $25.5 million (Canadian) or €15 million (UK).
Called the Fundy Isles Project, the deal includes developing a new submarine cable link which will allow upgraded capacity of the existing submarine transmission system in the Passamaquoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy. The new power cable link will connect Deer Island, Campobello Island and Grand Manan Island to the mainland power grid in the Canadian province.
Prysmian Group will be responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of a 300 mm˛ 69 kV three-core submarine cable system with XLPE insulation for a total of 20 km. All submarine core cables will be produced at Prysmian's Centre of Excellence in Montereau, France; Prysmian's state-of-the-art factory in Nordenham, Germany, which became part of the company after the merger with General Cable, conduct cable armoring. The project is scheduled for completion by October 2019.
Under the design shared today, the first cable will run about 3.5 km from the Cable Riser Station at Chocolate Cove, on the east side of Deer Island, to a Cable Riser Station at Wilson's Beach, on the west side of Campobello Island in Canada. The second cable will traverse 16.5 km from the Cable Riser Station at Little Whale Cove, on the east side of Campobello Island to a Cable Riser Station at Long Eddy Point, on the north side of Grand Manan Island.
"This project is particularly challenging for Prysmian as the section where the installation activities will be performed presents the highest tides in the world, with very strong currents," said Raul Gil, Prysmian Group Submarine Business Director. "Moreover, the submarine route crosses an extensive fishing area, and this limits the time window that can be used for installation operations."
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As Vice President of Global Healthcare at AT&T, Maria Lensing oversees the telecommunications operator's technology and professional services offerings across the spectrum of medical providers, from solo practitioners and walk-in clinics to giant hospital chains, medical-device vendors and consulting firms. Lensing also sees more interest from traditional service providers -- cable and telecom operators looking to expand or build relationships with their own medical communities, perhaps as an adjunct to smart-home successes or standalone.
Lensing, who took on this role almost a year ago in May 2018, oversees both the sales and technical teams responsible for developing growth initiatives for AT&T's Global Healthcare business -- including products, services and industry-specific solutions. She also very actively promotes business minority inclusion, education and female empowerment programs and has been recognized both within and outside AT&T. Some awards she's received include "Top 40 Under 40" and "Super Woman in Business" from the Memphis Business Journal.
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Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on February 14 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. UK when John Isch, Practice Director of the Network and Voice Center of Excellence at Orange Business Services, discusses use cases, ROI and misconceptions of software-defined wide-area networks, virtualization and cloud.
Just when you thought the answer to your next technology direction question was clear, the noise around multiple new technology options fills the Internet and airwaves. Multiple 5Gs are being deployed; there's CableLabs' 10G initiative; the ITU and IEEE are toiling around 50G PON – and we haven’t even talked about Wi-Fi6 yet! Is any of this real, do you have to pay attention or can you just let the dust settle and then decide?
Since waiting is often not the best option, let’s demystify technology options, their impact on your business, and how to prepare for whatever the future brings.
In this webinar, Service Providers will learn:
Current state of 5G and how it affects everyone, not only mobile network providers.
Latest technologies being developed and how they will benefit their networks and subscribers.
How to prepare their networks for the future – whatever it may hold.