Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Installation
48 NORTH has supported the environmental permitting of the multiple submarine fiber optic cable projects. The fiber optic cables are ultra-high speed cable systems consisting of multiple fiber pairs. With the increased demand of internet services worldwide, these cable utilizes the very latest technologies to assure extremely high reliability, low latency, and long system life.
The 48 NORTH team developed permit feasibility studies, as well as identified all federal and state environmental permits and reviews necessary for the surveys and installation of these cables. We prepared the necessary federal land state permit applications to complete offshore surveys, as well as the installation and operation of the cable. In addition to working closely with federal, state, and local regulators, we also worked closely with key stakeholders, such as regional fishing groups like the Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee.
48 NORTH has been involved in with four major fiber optic cable installations the Pacific Northwest, including the Regional Scale Nodes, FASTER , New Cross Pacific, and Hawaiki cables.