Gtd Teleductos S.A., a Chilean telecom operator, has tendered contracts worth approximately €50 million in aggregate to NSW, the submarine telecom division of Prysmian Group, for the turnkey supply of a submarine network that will connect Arica to Puerto Montt in Chile. NSW will supply and install more than 3550 km of repeaterless fiber-optic cables as part of the undersea system project.
The repeaterless festoon submarine network will provide connectivity for all of Chile, in addition to linking Chile to Central and North America. The deployment will see Prysmian and NSW supply 11 cable segments of lengths ranging from 135 km to more than 400 km. The submarine fiber cables will come from Prysmian’s facility in Nordenham, Germany, that, alongside NSW, was part of Prysmian's acquisition of General Cable last year (see "Prysmian finalizes acquisition of General Cable"). The subsea cabling is expected to be delivered by December of this year.
“This contract represents a significant milestone for Prysmian Group, as it is the first submarine telecom interconnection project obtained after the acquisition of General Cable. It marks Prysmian’s return to this business,” stated Hakan Ozmen, EVP Project BU, Prysmian Group. “This project is a further proof of the excellent quality of our cables. It not only confirms that Prysmian Group is a preferred partner of choice for submarine projects, but also that it is committed to supporting the development of innovative network infrastructures worldwide.”
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