S.B. Submarine Systems (SBSS), a subsea cable installation joint venture between China Comservice and Global Marine Systems, said it has signed two contracts last week: the Hainan OBS Phase 3 project, and the Wando-Jinsan project with Haechun.
OBS is a subsea observation cable system in Chinese waters on which SBSS will conduct cable recovery and re-trenching works.
Over the past two years, SBSS has completed phase I and II of OBS, one of China State ‘High-Tech Development Plan’ projects, thus continuing its participation in this industry by using its experience of OBS installation techniques to plan, engineer and execute the subsea solution.
“With the industry still in its infancy in China, SBSS is pleased to support its growth through technical problem solving and successful delivery,” the company said.
Wando-Jinsan is a 13.2-kilometer power cable installation project in Korean waters, with the additional application of 11 kilometers cast iron pipe plus 9 kilometers ROV trenching for enhanced protection in the strong current conditions at the project site.
Both Hainan OBS and the Wando-Jinsan projects will begin shortly with CS Fu An and CS Fu Hai already undergoing mobilizations for the projects.