Zeus will run parallel but diverse to Zayo’s existing Circe North subsea route, directly connecting the UK to mainland Europe via Lowestoft, UK and Zandvoort, Netherlands.
The hybrid ultra-low-loss (ULL) cable is described as representing a ‘substantial upgrade’ in capabilities with a potential capacity of more than 4,000 TeraBytes per second.
CCL’s scope of services included the onshore jointing in NL and UK, the offshore jointing onboard the CLV and testing of the 202km cable. CCL purchased cutting edge OTDR testing and splicing equipment in preparation for the project to ensure our team could perform to the very best if their abilities. This showcases our understanding of the importance to provide not just the best technical personnel available, but also the best equipment. Onshore joints were completed in the UK and NL, both of which were completed 4 days ahead of schedule. The cable was then tested from the UK cable landing point in Lowestoft, to the Dutch landing point in Zandvoort. All test results and completion reports were submitted within the agreed timeframes and no defects have been reported.