Subsea Environmental Services recovers and decommissions out-of-service (“OOS”) submarine telecommunications cables. Since commencing marine operations in 2014, Subsea has recovered over 40,000 kilometers of OOS cable from the seabed. The recovered cable is processed and the recycled materials, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as high-grade plastics, are then reintroduced into the supply chain offsetting consumption of newly-mined and virgin production material. In addition to recovering and recycling its own deep-water submarine cables, Subsea also provides shore-end decommissioning and logistics services to the telecoms industry.
Cable Recycling is a viable and smart proposition to source raw materials while simultaneously demonstrating marine environmental stewardship.