• The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.
  • The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.

The European Subsea Cables Association is an organisation of submarine cable owners, operators and suppliers and is primarily aimed at promoting marine safety and protecting cable installations in European and surrounding waters.

ESCA Position Statement on vessels operating in the vicinity of subsea cables
Friday, 28 September 2018

The European Subsea Cables Association has produced a position statement on vessels operating in the vicinity of subsea cables and can be found Here

Subsea Cable Industry Leaders to meet in Bath, UK - September 2018
Friday, 07 September 2018

The European Subsea Cables Association is pleased to announce its Autumn Plenary is being held at the Hilton Bath City Hotel, UK on the 12th/13th September, hosted by Pelagian Ltd. Nearly eighty confirmed delegates from the Communication, Power & Renewable subsea cable sector will enjoy the following presentations:

1. Using digital forensics to figure out who damaged your cable - Dr. Neil Baines (Avenca Limited)

2. Evolving Subsea Power Cable Trenching and De-Trenching Technologies and Techniques -Stephen Wilson (Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd - SMD)

3. Security measures for cables that can be applied to fibre optic cables in the marine environment - Ian Walker (SDH Project Services Ltd)

4. Seabed Mobility and Improvements to the Carbon Trust Cable Burial Risk Assessment Methodology - Dr. Kevin Black (Partrac Ltd)

5. HV Cable Performance, thermal considerations, 2k thermal issues being applied in certain countries - Prof. Justin Dix (University of Southampton)

6. The role of the EU in Subsea - Thomas K├╝pper (European Commission)

Speaker Biographies can be found Here

In addition, there will be industry and organisational updates from the ESCA Chair, the Sub-Group Chairs, Liaison Officer, Fishing Advisor and a panel discussion with the Executive Committee. Attendance is FREE for ESCA Members. Prospective ESCA members may be invited to attend as guests; please contact the ESCA secretary for details: secretary@escaeu.org


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Submarine cables (telecommunications and power) are critical to the UK and Europe's future digital economy and energy needs. To many people submarine cable infrastructure is unseen and little thought about. When articles about submarine cables are written they tend to contain spurious information about shark bites or being tapped by the worlds clandestine security agencies. Some people still think most international communications are carried by satellite!

European Subsea Cables Association have therefore produced two articles, one on telecommunication cables and one on power cables. The articles are non-technical in nature and are intending to be an informative and easy read.

Articles can be viewed online and are also available to download and can be freely distributed.

Ever since the first international submarine cable, a copper-based telegraph cable, was laid across the Channel between the United Kingdom and France in 1850, the submarine telecommunications industry has been connecting countries and continents.

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Submarine Telecommunications Cables

The first submarine cable to carry electricity was laid across the Isar River in Bavaria during 1811. Submarine power cables have evolved significantly since then, through developments in technology and design, ever increasing in capacity and length.

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Submarine Power Cables

The European Subsea Cables Association is a forum of national and international companies which own, operate or service submarine cables in the UK and surrounding waters.

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See also; Application Form, Membership Fees, Organogram, Executive Committee and Sub-Groups, Application Form, Meet the ESCA team, Liaison Officer and Fishing Advisor

Commercial fishing is the most dangerous occupation in Europe. In the UK for example, typically some 20 to 25 fishermen are killed in fishing accidents each year, which is many times greater than in other industries.

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Fouling a submarine cable can be extremely hazardous to fishing vessels. Damage to submarine cables is expensive to repair and can cause disruption to power distribution and international telecommunications.

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Sites of interest; Organisations, Authorities, Cable Protection & Awareness, Forums, Legal and Offshore links.

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Contact details, including emails and postal address, for European Subsea Cables Association.

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A list of European Subsea Cables Association members, including Telecommunications, Power, Renewable Energy and Consulatant companies and organisations.

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Download / request Documents.

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Download / request Guidelines.

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Download / request Policies.

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