Based on the firm foundations of our experience in delivering successful submarine cable projects for the telecommunications industry we have gained equally invaluable experience in the offshore oil and gas and power transmission sectors.

Our capabilities are common to all the sectors we work in and cover strategic consultancy, concept feasibility, advice and planning right through to installation, construction, engineering, technical support, management oversight and asset maintenance.

Another common advantage we deliver to all our clients, is our in-depth knowledge and experience of – and excellent working relationships with – the industry’s main contractor specialists such as those in the marine survey, cable supply, installation, burial and protection, and maintenance arenas.

In addition, our familiarity with the principal assets of the industry, such as the vessels, tools and equipment available in the market, provides added peace of mind.  We hold excellent relationships with many of the industry’s leading organisations via our membership of a number of distinguished professional bodies and trade groups. It’s one of the reasons we are frequently asked to contribute to best practice guidance and cross-industry initiatives.


During the last 12+ years we’ve acquired significant experience in the power transmission sector having managed and provided technical approval for the installation, planning and engineering of over 9000 km of HVDC cable.

We have provided and continue to provide strategic and technical support, marine management and advice to many of the leading Transmission System Operators (TSOs) across Europe including RTE, Statnett, Energinet, TenneT, Elia, REE, Scottish Power, SSE and National Grid.

Our customers also include private developers, investors, insurers and counsel involved in privately owned transmission projects, renewable or clean energy developments. Consequently, our HVAC experience extends across regional transmission systems to marine renewable energy developments, for wind, wave and tidal projects.

Our involvement extends from the earliest phases of concept and feasibility, through construction management and oversight to operations and management of installed systems, and thereafter for management of the marine asset, maintenance and repair preparedness planning.

Red Penguin maintains a comprehensive and up to date understanding of cable technologies, suppliers and installation contractors worldwide and we use this knowledge to provide technical support for commercial and procurement matters.

We are familiar with the main contractors in the marine survey, cable supply, installation, burial and protection, and maintenance areas of industry and with the principal vessels, tolls tools and equipment in the market.  The company maintains excellent relations with many of the organisations across the industry, is a member of a number of distinguished bodies and trade groups.  We frequently contribute to best practice guidance and to cross industry initiatives.


Our submarine cabling experience in the telecommunications sector – particularly that of the senior management team here at Red Penguin – goes back decades.

For example, our senior personnel played leading roles in the design, development and installation of the 28,000 km FLAG project between the UK and Japan via the Middle East and Asia during the 1990s. Connecting 14 countries, this was a major milestone for the global submarine telecommunications cable network and the industry. What’s more, the original parts of the system have an impressively low fault rate, evidencing the robust protection strategy and system we helped design and deploy.

Since then we have been involved in the procurement, design and specification of the numerous telecommunication and power cable systems currently in operation, with several more significant projects currently in the planning phase.

Since the early 2000’s we’ve developed and diversified into other sectors where our experience and expertise in the planning and construction of telecommunications submarine cables has provided significant dividends for our clients in the offshore oil and gas and power industries.

The cross-fertilisation of innovations, techniques and methodologies we foster between the sectors we work in has benefitted all the sectors we work in. It has also enabled us to remain at the forefront of industry best practice, particularly in our application of risk management across marine projects.

Our experience and expertise in the industry perfectly positions us to advise on, and support you in, a wide range of submarine cable projects pre, during and post installation, especially for our asset management capability during the O&M phase.

Some of our clients

Virgin Media
Guernsey Electricity
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