Pelagian were contracted by a major international engineering consultancy to provide expertise on permits for a proposed HVDC power cable between Italy and Tunisia in the Mediterranean Sea.
The study researched the maritime jurisdictions of each of the countries crossed by the proposed cable and the permitting and regulatory requirements for the survey and installation of a subsea power cable.
The work scope also researched the environmental requirements at the landing points and coastal shelf areas and also stakeholder requirements for the crossing of a significant number of active telecom cables and oil/gas lease blocks.
Pelagian were contracted to provide expert permitting consultancy services for a telecom project in the Caribbean Sea.
The work scope consisted of researching the extents, activity and operational status of offshore oil/gas concessions off the northern coast of Colombia. After completion of the research, the work encompassed negotiations with the lease block owners to define a safe corridor for the planned cable route through the area.
Pelagian used its extensive knowledge of worldwide oil/gas concessions to develop a permit management system which was used to track the requirements, progress and costs associated with each lease block crossing.
Pelagian were contracted to provide permitting and regulatory services to a major International Cable System project, working on behalf of the cable installer and system owners.
The work scope consisted of data gathering for countries in Europe, the Mediterranean and the Far East segments of the cable system.
Challenges included the negotiations with French authorities on landing point selection and the crossing of areas of Posidonia Seagrass and sensitive negotiations in Thailand where the cable is planned to pass through a protected area. These negotiations informed both government and the cable owners of the specific requirements to minimise environmental impact to achieve a successful cable route.
Pelagian were contracted to provide permitting and regulatory services to the Main One Cable System project, working on behalf of the cable installer and system owners.
The work scope consisted of detailed in-country data gathering at a diplomatic level in all but one of the North and West African countries from Morocco to Nigeria and development of the data into a sophisticated permit management system which was used to track the requirements, progress and costs associated with each country.
The permit work encompassed detailed knowledge of government and regulatory requirements for cable landing points, work in Territorial seas, traverse of EEZ waters, crossing of oil/gas concessions and negotiation of agreements for both survey and cable installation. The work was successfully completed without delay or penalty, considered a first in the history of a West African cable project.