Last week we learned that Subcom would be building the HAVFRUE cable system across the North Atlantic, and that Aqua Comms would be the system operator and the landing party in the US, Ireland, and Denmark. Yesterday, Aqua Comms revealed a bit more information about how the new cable fits into the company's plans.
Aqua Comm's piece of the HAVFRUE cable system will be called AEC-2, and will originate from the New Jersey shore and then cross the Atlantic along a diverse path. It will have a branch off to Ireland, where AEC-1 also lands, before winding up on the coast of Denmark. That is of course where Aqua Comms' North Sea Connect project will land, reaching back to the UK and then back to Ireland via their CeltixConnect-2 cable system.
The end result therefore will be rings of subsea and terrestrial infrastructure that they are dubbing the North Atlantic Bridge. If all goes according to plan, the RFS date is aimed for Q4/2019.