Developing fiber optic networks. The demand for secure, diverse, low latency network connections continues to grow, driven by the increased need for emerging technologies and applications. OSI has provided network consulting to the majority of submarine cable builds since 1997. In fact, over the past 5 years, OSI has had a leading role in subsea cable network builds totaling over $1 billion in value. Our clients’ telecommunications projects have ranged in scope from regional to international networks in Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Government and DoD support
Technology development and deployment. Ocean Specialists is adept at program development and coordinating marine assets and personnel for Deployment and Recovery activities. Ocean Specialists provides field personnel, vessels, winches, and A-frames to meet the needs of such commercial and defense related projects worldwide. OSI is also capable of discrete deployment for Search and Recovery assets utilizing both internal and external specialized assets.
Developing subsea power interconnections. OSI provides end-to-end expertise to deliver quality assurance to projects in the submarine power and telecommunication industries. We specialize in all aspects of planning, engineering, and implementation of submarine cable projects. OSI’s approach is designed to ensure project success by focusing on Risk Mitigation and Risk Reduction using industry best practices. OSI is dedicated to delivering high-quality subsea services and systems on a global scale, with team project experience in offshore wind for European markets, as well as power cables globally, including the US.
Oil & Gas
Providing critical communications infrastructure for Oil & Gas developments world-wide. Fiber optic cable networks are the highest bandwidth, most secure and most reliable way to transmit information.
Whether the communication is from corporate centers and regional facilities thousands of miles apart, or from offshore developments to the shore based center, or between offshore facilities whether fixed or floating, oil companies are increasingly using these high-speed fiber networks to support risk management and improve field safety records, to increase field monitoring capabilities, to greatly enhance remote field operations and to take advantage of real-time information that expands field economies. Operators are now realizing that subsea cables provide a future-proof field solution that is both highly reliable and extremely secure.
OSI led the development of the first purpose-built independently operated oil and gas network and has continued and expanded this industry leadership role. Whether the system is International, Regional Multi-Operator, or dedicated inter-platform, OSI has direct experience from initial development and planning, through feasibility and FEED studies to construction, commissioning, and maintenance.
Ocean Sciences & Observing
Protecting the ocean environment and coastline. Through Tsunami warning and ocean monitoring OSI is protecting the environment and communities that live along the ocean. The planning and development of subsea ocean observing networks is driven by the need to collect and analyze data for oceanographic research, environmental baselines and long-term monitoring. This data plays an important role in ocean science and technology. OSI supports ocean observing and research efforts through partnerships with governments and NGOs across the world, by aiding the collection and analysis of industry research and by supporting ocean resource stewardship. OSI employees have been involved in some of the most complex ocean observing projects worldwide.