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ExxonMobil looking for suppliers for its fiber optic cable project

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ExxonMobil Guyana is looking for suppliers to provide onshore installation services for its high-speed fibre-optic/wireless transport project.

The company said in a public notice it was seeking to identify suppliers who can provide ‘onshore underground fiber optic cable survey and installation services’ noting that the deadline for submission of the Request for Information is December 11.

Onshore installation activities are scheduled to be completed over a short period of time which is expected to be approximately three months. The company had said in documents to the Environmental Protection Agency that this aspect of the project will largely involve Guyanese workers and companies.

The project will ultimately connect the ExxonMobil’s onshore and offshore facilities to Guyana’s foundation infrastructure, thereby allowing it to improve productivity (field access data and planning), support remote operations, and support reliability (process monitoring and inspection).

In its project summary to the EPA, ExxonMobil said it proposes to begin the project starting in Q4 2020.

The Cable Landing Stations (CLS) – buildings that house the hardware and infrastructure required to operate transmission equipment – are expected to be erected close to the Pegasus Hotel and at Ogle’s Shell Station.

The project includes two types of terrestrial transmission infrastructure: underground routing of cables within buried ducts, and aerial transmission on existing poles.

The construction work for the CLSs will be followed by a connection to the Liza Phase 2 offshore development in 2022 and a planned connection to the Payara offshore development in 2023, pending required approvals.

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