HAWAIKI SUBMARINE CABLE
SETTING THE SCENE
Working with sand and rock required innovative planning plus using new equipment and techniques.
Given the historical nature of the area involved close coordination with Iwi and archaeologists made this aspect of a major submarine cable project all the more challenging…and rewarding.
As the site was also near a popular public beach working with the public and council were also part of the job specification.
The main part of the project was creating a land cable duct route for the Hawaiki cable that connects New Zealand, Australia and the mainland United States.
Trench shoring was used to support the deep excavations required to install the substantial 2 x 1.2 m manhole.
Given the degree of coordination required with the number of parties involved detailed documentation and reporting regimes were part of the delivery.