Andy Palmer-Felgate | Submarine Cable Engineer
Facebook | United Kingdom

Andy Palmer-Felgate, Submarine Cable Engineer, Facebook

Andy is responsible for marine engineering and planning of submarine cable systems at Facebook, and serves on the Executive Committee of the International Submarine Cable Protection Committee.  Prior to joining Facebook in 2016 Andy spent a decade with Verizon and was responsible for submarine cable operations and maintenance in the Asia-Pac region.  Earlier in his career Andy was part of the Marine Operations team at Alcatel Submarine Networks.  Andy holds a MSc in Hydrographic Surveying from University College London, a BSc in Ocean Science from the University of Wales, and a Diploma in Law of the Sea from the Rhodes Academy.


Day Two @ 14:55

Cable Repair Commencement Times in Maintenance Zones

  • Comparison of repair commencement times by country and region – What are the geographic trends
  • What are the key factors that cause significant delays and repairs and how can this be mitigated?
  • Specific challenges in different maintenance zones

Day Two @ 15:10

Maintenance Service Providers’ Panel: Perspectives into industry dynamics and key challenges

  • How can maintenance providers tap on technology to develop new solutions to improve energy efficiency?
  • With cabotage rules implemented in more countries risking defragmentation of services, how should suppliers respond?
  • Improving efficacy with the use of multipurpose cable maintenance vessels to serve other markets
  • Renewal of aging assets – With an increasing number of cable ships that require replacement due to old age, there will be a high capital cost spending.
    • How can companies recover or share the construction costs of new cable ships and keep sufficient number of cableships operational in the future?
    • Making the business case for ship financing
last published: 21/Sep/18 03:45 GMT

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