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Press Release -- April 29th, 2021
Source: red-penguin-marine, subsea-environmental-services

Subsea Environmental Services Selected to Decommission the TAT-14 Subsea Cable System

Red Penguin Associates to Advise on the Project

LONDON – April 29, 2021 – Subsea Environmental Services and Red Penguin Associates (advisors) formally announce they have been awarded the contract to decommission the TAT-14 telecommunications cable system. The Project Scope includes removal and recycling of shore-ends in the US, UK, France, Denmark and The Netherlands as well as the deep-water segments in the North Atlantic.

The Planning Phase of the Project has been underway for almost a year beginning with a comprehensive desktop Decommissioning Study and has addressed the interests of multiple Stakeholders with regard to permitting, environmental impact, GIS / database analysis, review of as-builts, crossings and proximity considerations of third-party assets across various international boundaries and jurisdictions.

The Operations Phase commenced last week with the planned recovery of shore-ends in Denmark and The Netherlands.  Completion of all in-shore works is anticipated by year-end 2021. As recovery of these segments progresses over the upcoming months, real-time oversight will be critical to ensure prompt risk identification, analysis and implementation of any necessary mitigation while keeping operations to a tight project schedule.

John Theodoracopulos, (Subsea MD) commented:  ‘the scope of this project presents an exciting opportunity for all Stakeholders to participate in the notable benefits associated with the decommissioning of TAT-14. Red Penguin have been an excellent partner and we look forward to continuing to work closely together.

Matt Bowden (Red Penguin GM) added: ‘as specialists in managing risk across diverse, complex submarine cable projects, Red Penguin is delighted to be working with Subsea on the decommissioning of TAT-14 and see it as a signpost for future cable recovery.’

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About Red Penguin Marine

Red Penguin Marine is a leading multidisciplinary marine and cable engineering consultancy supplying comprehensive expertise, management solutions and advisory support across the submarine cable industry and its wider market. By providing technically competent and experienced resources to augment clients’ project teams, Red Penguin empowers informed decision making, mitigates risk and enhances contract performance throughout the entirety of a diverse array of project lifecycles. Red Penguin’s experience helps clients protect investments, time, and successful project outcomes.

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