connecting the world

Subsea Cables are Connecting the World

Construction continues on the Asia-Africa-Europe One (AAE-1) subsea cable system, a collaborative project between 17 global service providers to create a 25,000km subsea cable system to connect Southeast Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At completion, the project will connect 18 countries including Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE,… Read More

Categories : Subsea Hardware
Fixing damaged cables

How Robots are Fixing Damaged Subsea Cables

We have previously discussed the various ways subsea cables can be damaged underwater (Link: https://pmiind.com/damage-to-subsea-cables-a-huge-risk-to-offshore-wind-farms/), but how are these cables fixed? The answer lies on a ship like the Pierre de Fermat, a ship specially designed for undersea cable repairs.  Once the break location is identified, the ship launches a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to retrieve… Read More

subsea cable insight

Subsea Cables Providing Insight to the Mysteries of the Ocean Floor

Below the surface of the earth’s crust, there is constant movement as tectonic plates slide past one another and bump into each other.  These plates have rough edges that sometimes get stuck.  When this happens, the rest of the plates keep moving, and when the edges finally unstick, it causes earthquakes. For centuries, scientists have… Read More

Categories : Siesmic, Subsea Hardware
offshore wind

Damage to Subsea Cables a Huge Risk to Offshore Wind Farms

Any young, new industry will have growing pains, and the offshore wind farm industry is no different. Among other issues with offshore wind farms, one of the biggest problems to affect the industry are issues with subsea cables. Failures and issues during installation and maintenance of subsea cables have cost companies millions of dollars and… Read More

wind energy industry

Offshore Wind Energy – The Future of The Energy Industry?

The shift towards sustainable and renewable energy sources has made a real change in the energy industry. As we previously reported on our blog, Europe and Asia lead in wind energy production globally – Denmark itself uses wind power for almost 40% of Danish domestic electricity. The United States continues to grow in the market… Read More

energy industry

Tidal and Wave Energy Industry Struggles With Harsh Ocean Environments

Offshore wind and solar energy have been getting all the attention in the quickly growing renewable energy industry, but there’s another player that is beginning to grow strength in the energy market – ocean waves and tidal currents, or “marine energy”. There are vast amounts of energy that are produced within the moving waters of… Read More

happy holidays

As we embark on 2016, PMI wishes all of our friends in the subsea cable industries a happy and healthy new year

We’re excited for the coming year, and to share the enthusiasm and high expectations among industry leaders for steady growth in 2016. RenewableUK, a trade association for wind and marine energy, predicts a busy year ahead for the wind industry. We couldn’t agree more, with over 50 onshore wind projects, and an additional six offshore… Read More

ocean engineering

How Deep Ocean Engineering Companies are Diversifying

As the energy market continues to turn away from oil and gas and towards renewable energy, many companies that specialize in deep ocean engineering, like PMI, are following suit. One company that has made great efforts to shift from oil and gas into the renewable energy field are the Norwegian subsea specialists Ocean Installer. The… Read More

renewable energy market

Why the growing renewable energy market should be concerned about subsea cable vulnerability

As the world’s energy sources quickly shift towards renewables, wind farms are becoming a leading source of sustainable power. With many of these wind farms being located miles off shore, engineers depend on subsea cables to move power to and from the farms. When dealing with miles of cables, length, wear and tear, and improper… Read More

US renewable energy

Subsea cable hardware will be needed along the US coastline as New York mandates 50% power from renewable sources in 15 years

PMI Industries, Inc.’s location will be extremely beneficial for clients along the east coast in the next few years. As New York is mandating 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, offshore wind and renewable companies will find themselves very busy along the eastern shoreline. One innovative way for these industries to save cost while they… Read More

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