Submarine cable landing station underway

WCN Editorial Team 24 Nov 2016 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Hawaiki Submarine Cable, the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system, has announced the ground breaking of the Hawaiki Submarine Cable landing station at Bream Tail in New Zealand.

 

The 14,000km Hawaiki submarine cable will link New Zealand to Australia, Hawaii and mainland United States, with options to expand to several South Pacific islands.

The project is estimated to cost NZD500M ($353M) and was first announced in March 2016. Hawaiki believes that the project will help make New Zealand a safer and more attractive destination for the major IT companies.

Hawaiki CEO Remi Galasso said: “We have surveyed the whole coast of Northland and selected Bream Tail in Mangawhai Heads as the best landing site for our cable system.

“Good local conditions, suitable water depth for the cable ship and easy access to terrestrial fiber networks were the key conditions to pick Bream Tail Farm.”

Construction of the landing station will commence early next year and the station will be ready by mid-2017.

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