Intelligent Data Centres Issue 28 | Page 12

B Nordics ’ leading providers of ultra-scalable , highly connected ,
V critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions , has

Bulk Fiber Networks ’ HAVSIL submarine cable fully contracted

NEWS ulk Infrastructure , one of the

B Nordics ’ leading providers of ultra-scalable , highly connected ,

sustainable data centres and fibre networks , has announced completion of the Marine Survey for the HAVSIL submarine cable between Kristiansand in Norway and Hanstholm in Denmark .
All key supply contracts are signed and installation will begin this summer . The
ready-for-service date is scheduled for November 2021 . The HAVSIL cable will be the shortest route connecting Norway to continental Europe , improving diversity by avoiding congested traditional fibre routes . First announced in February , the project marks success in end-to-end project execution . HAVSIL will be the first system that is fully financed , built and operated by Bulk Fiber Networks .
In June , Telia Carrier signed up as an anchor customer and the Norwegian Communications Authority selected the HAVSIL system to serve as the new secure main fibre route between Norway and abroad .
The HAVSIL cable between Norway and Denmark will span Skagerrak , the strait separating the two nations , with 192 fibres fully buried on the seabed for protection and reliability . HAVSIL significantly improves connectivity , capacity and route diversity between Norway and continental Europe . Bulk offers flexible IRU or long-term lease agreements for single or multiple dark fibre pairs on the submarine cable .
In early January , leading Geo-data specialist , Fugro , completed the marine survey with its vessel , Fugro Meridian , finalising the optimal marine route . NSW , part of Prysmian Group , will manufacture the 120 km fibre optic subsea cable in its Nordenham factory . The final supply contract milestone came with the recent signing of Cecon Contracting to perform the installation and marine operations for the system . Cecon Contracting has chartered Havila Phoenix to complete the offshore phase of the HAVSIL project this summer .
HAVSIL is an unrepeated , low latency , high capacity , express route between Bulk ’ s data centre campuses N01 in Kristiansand and DK01 in Esbjerg .

Vertiv opens factory in Croatia to support growing demand for integrated modular solutions

ertiv , a global provider of

V critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions , has

announced the opening of a new factory in Rugvica , Croatia , to support its integrated modular solutions ( IMS ) business in EMEA . Compared to the previous factory , the site offers 130 % more indoor space and 60 % more outdoor space and can easily be expanded to seize the opportunities of the rapidly growing prefabricated modular data centres ( PFM ) market . The factory also includes a number of innovations for the construction of PFM modules as well as thermal management air handling units .
“ We hear a lot about IT trends and the upcoming advances in technologies such as 5G , IoT and AI , but less about the innovative physical infrastructure that ’ s behind it ,” said Giordano Albertazzi , President for Vertiv in Europe , Middle East and Africa ( EMEA ). “ We are seeing strong growth in the adoption of prefabricated modular solutions to support these new technologies , and as market leaders we are investing both in capacity and innovation to continue to meet our customers ’ needs and stay ahead of the curve . This new site ultimately means supporting the plans and enabling the success of our EMEA and global customers and is reflective of our continued investment in the markets in which we operate .”
“ The Rugvica factory boasts all the latest technologies , production processes , tools and testing labs ,” said Viktor Petik , VP for Vertiv ’ s IMS business in EMEA .
“ The facility is designed to provide a complete range of prefabricated modular solutions , from cable landing stations powering the Internet and connecting geographies , to bespoke data centre building blocks . The new factory testifies our commitment towards innovation and growth and I am proud to say that we ’ ve created about 150 jobs in the last year , many being engineering or skilled professionals from this region .” ◊
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