Hengtong Optic-Electric Unit Wins Mexican Submarine Cable Bid
Tang Shihua
/SOURCE : Yicai
Hengtong Optic-Electric Unit Wins Mexican Submarine Cable Bid

(Yicai Global) Oct. 8 -- A unit of Jiangsu-based Hengtong Optic-Electric has clinched the bid for a 270-kilometer submarine cable project in Mexico that will help the company expand its business in the international market.

The subsidiary, Hengtong Marine Cable Systems, recently received confirmation Mexico's Megacable Submarine Cable System project accepted its bid to become the project's new supplier.

The site is in the Gulf of California off the Baja California Peninsula and extends from Topolobampo to La Paz. Its varying submarine topography and environment impose very high demands on cable design and fabrication. The company will use ultra-low-loss optical fibers -- a new generation of submarine cables -- in the project, it announced.

The contract amount is subject to the final purchase order, the announcement stated, but without revealing either the evaluation of the revenue the accepted bid will bring to the company or the price per unit length.

This is the third important order Hengtong Marine Cable Systems has secured in the international market after its bid won Chile's submarine cable project in June and Bolivia's in August.

These successes show the international communications market's great recognition of the company's technical strength in integrated engineering of marine cable systems.

Editor: Ben Armour

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Keywords: Cross-Ocean Communication , Submarine Cable , Mexico , Hengtong Optic-Electric