By Sam Varghese, iTWire
November 8, 2017
Networking and infrastructure group Superloop says that “significant progress” has been made on construction of the Indigo cable connecting Singapore, Jakarta, Perth and Sydney.
In a statement to the ASX on Wednesday, the group said that its subsidiary SubPartners and its contractor had completed the horizontal directional drilling phase of the seaward facing bore pipe project at Coogee beach in Sydney.
The newly constructed 1900-metre bore-hole facilitates the landing of two subsea telecommunication cables including the INDIGO cable system.
Steel casing pipes will be inserted in the bore-hole next week to protect the submarine cable, marking completion of the seaward duct in readiness for the Indigo Central cable which is scheduled to be installed by mid-2018.
Superloop became part of the group developing the Indigo when it acquired SubPartners in April. As well as Google and Telstra, the consortium includes AARNet, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel and SubPartners.
It said the Indigo subsea cable project marine survey was 70% complete. The remaining marine survey activities are for the Indigo West cable path running south between Jakarta and Perth which are due to be completed before November end.