SBSS successfully completes the Stingray project

15 Oct, 2018

S. B. Submarine Systems Co., Ltd. (SBSS) is Asia’s market leader in subsea cable installation and maintenance delivering a comprehensive set of subsea engineering services to multiple industries including telecoms, oil & gas, offshore renewable energy and utilities. The company has announced today the successful completion of the Stingray fibre optic cable installation project for Ifactors Sdn Bhd.

The installation and subsequent burial of 72.4km of fibre optic cable was completed by the company’s experienced cable ship the Bold Maverick utilising both the Hi-plough and ROV Sea Lion. The first cable was installed between Rompin to Pulau Tioman in Malaysia, with the entire length buried for enhanced cable protection, with a length of 5.5km buried by the Hi-plough to a depth of 3m.  The second 61.9km cable was installed between Besut to Perhentian Kecil, in Malaysia with 13.4km buried to a depth of 3m, both segments required significant protection to compensate against the challenging seabed environment.

“It’s been a pleasure having the opportunity to work with SBSS.  We are extremely happy with the support and commitment offered by the SBSS team.’ commented by Abu Bakar Sutan Taharudin, CEO of Ifactors Sdn Bhd. ‘The operational team is definitely well trained and experienced in their scope of responsibility and we look forward to working with SBSS in the future.” 

Simon Hibberd, Managing Director of SBSS commented, “We’re really pleased to have executed this project successfully for our customer. Engineering a solution to provide appropriate levels of cable protection is a critical element for any installation project, and essential to provide all our customers with peace of mind for the long-term resilience of their critical subsea assets.”