Modular, prefabricated cable landing stations connect world-class dedicated submarine fiber highway
SOUTHAMPTON, UK [December 15, 2015] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, was selected by Hibernia Networks as its partner to design and build two fully integrated cable landing stations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to securely connect the recently launched dedicated submarine fiber cable known as Hibernia Express.
Hibernia Express is the first new transatlantic cable system deployed in over 12 years, providing the absolute lowest latency and additional high-performing global capacity. Emerson Network Power customised its modular, prefabricated solutions to meet local requirements in Canada and the United Kingdom — two of the global landing spots for Hibernia Express. The dual landing stations, deployed concurrently, were completed seven months from the start of work, which is more than 40 percent faster than the typical deployment time for traditional brick-and-mortar facilities.
The safe and secure prefabricated landing stations are designed to achieve the industry’s highest standards for energy efficiency and power usage effectiveness. In fact, Emerson’s understanding of the harsh oceanfront environment based on past cable landing station deployments coupled with its ability to deliver efficient, reliable cooling systems under such conditions were key differentiators in Hibernia Networks’ selection process. Emerson Network Power’s Liebert® DSE and Liebert PDX thermal management units realise the benefits of the cool climate without introducing salty, corrosive oceanfront air into the IT environment.
“Emerson Network Power’s resources, flexibility and knowledge of the product were what we needed in a partner,” said David Smith, senior vice president global network operations at Hibernia Networks. “Faster speed and improved resiliency are central to the differentiated valued proposition of the Hibernia Express Cable. The technology and security underlying the Emerson Network Power landing station solution is an important element to the overall cable system, serving to strengthen these key attributes valued by our customers.”
“We were excited to lend our expertise to the development of Hibernia Networks state of the art network facilities,” said Steve McKinney, vice president and general manager of power management and integrated modular solutions for Emerson Network Power. “We look forward to leveraging these engineering, design and project management capabilities in future world-class projects.”
The landing stations in Canada and the United Kingdom are comprised of several prefabricated modules assembled onsite. Each site is approximately 1,700 square feet, and complies with building code regulations and governmental standards of the applicable country. In addition to the Liebert DSE and Liebert PDX thermal management units, Emerson’s solutions include high-efficiency NetSure™ DC Power systems with secure remote monitoring and control, ASCO® automatic transfer switches and switchgear, inverters, VRLA batteries and other support infrastructure.
For more information on Emerson Network Power’s products and solutions, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.eu/SmartMod-for-Telecom.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure technologies and life cycle services for information and communications technology systems. With an expansive portfolio of intelligent, rapidly deployable hardware and software solutions for power, thermal and infrastructure management, Emerson Network Power enables efficient, highly-available networks. Learn more at www.EmersonNetworkPower.eu
Emerson based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com
About Hibernia Networks
Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia, serving 89 markets and spanning 25 countries. Hibernia Networks serves customers with unparalleled support, flexibility and service in a variety of industry segments including the telecom service provider, financial services, media and entertainment, and web-centric segments. Hibernia Networks provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM, Wavelengths and carrier-grade IP Transit services. As a true, end-to-end service provider, Hibernia Networks also offers cloud connectivity, low latency services and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia Networks’ new transatlantic cable, Hibernia Express, provides the lowest latency connectivity available between North America and Europe. For more information on Hibernia Networks, please visit www.HiberniaNetworks.com