The contract includes responsibility for sourcing suitable landing sites and undertaking a subsea survey of the proposed route
Farice has signed a Desk Top Study (DTS) agreement with the Telecommunications Fund of Iceland for a new subsea cable which would collect Iceland with the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
As part of the agreement, Farice will be involved in scouting out and selecting suitable landing sites for the new cable, as well as project management of the subsea survey, expected to take place in 2019.
Farice already operates the FARICE-1 cable, which connects Iceland to the UK, along with the DANICE cable, which connects Iceland to Denmark. The proposed new cable would be known as IRIS and would be the third in Farice’s portfolio of cables.
"A landing site on Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland is proposed and the route will be west of and non-crossing with regards to existing cables DANICE and FARICE-1. The landing site abroad is likely to be in the UK or Ireland," said a Farice spokesperson.
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