Laying Fibre Optic Cables
Our first contract was worth £285,000 and was undertaken in 2007 for Faroese Telecom, whose Faroe-Shetland subsea cable passes through Shetland. We assisted with landing of the cable on the shore at Banff, Sandwick and Maywick. See our project page for more details.
More recently, during 2011, we installed the fibre optic cable that connects Shetland Telecom’s hub in Lerwick with the Sandwick landfall of the Faroese cable. The cable was laid under the public road over a distance of approximately 20km. The contract value was £450,000. Using a specially-purchased Ditch Witch cutter and tractor, we cut a 100mm x 20mm slot in the carriageway, laid the cable and reinstated the road surface. More details can be found on this project's page.