September 17, 2018 — Deep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, announces today that its Director of Permitting, Nigel lrvine, Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Scott, and Chief Technology Officer, Alasdair Wilkie, will speak at Submarine Networks World 2018, taking place 24-26 September in Singapore.

As one of the masterclass leaders, on Monday, 24 September, at 11:05 a.m., Mr. Irvine will speak on the topic, “Part Three: Best Practices in Permit Acquisition,” which will inform attendees about successful subsea cable permit acquisition, as well as managing permit delays.  Directly after, at 11:35 a.m., Mr. Irvine will join other subsea cable executives to speak on “Part Four: Closing Panel & Q&A,” to hear stakeholders perspectives on how the industry can collaborate to manage the permitting process.

On Tuesday, 25 September Mr. Scott will host a project development roundtable at 2:15 p.m.

The following day, Wednesday 26 September at 3:10 p.m., Mr. Wilkie will moderate a maintenance service providers’ panel, “Perspectives into Industry Dynamics and Key Challenges,” which will discuss the current and future challenges of the maintenance of subsea cables.



  • Submarine Networks World 2018
  • Suntec Singapore International Exhibition & Convention Centre
  • Singapore


Presentation: “Part Three: Best Practices in Permit Acquisition”

  • Monday, 24 September at 11:05 a.m

Panel: “Part Four: Closing Panel & Q&A”

  • Monday, 24 September at 11:35 a.m.
  • Roundtable: Deep Blue Cable
  • Tuesday, 25 September 2:15 p.m.

Panel: “Perspectives into Industry Dynamics and Key Challenges”

  • Wednesday, 26 September at 3:10 p.m


“Best Practices in Permit Acquisition”

  • Nigel Irvine, Director of Permitting, Deep Blue Cable

“Part Four: Closing Panel & Q&A”

  • Nigel Irvine, Director of Permitting, Deep Blue Cable
  • Terence Fong, Partner, ERM
  • Greg Pintarelli, Senior Manager of Permitting, TE SubCom
  • Roy Carryer, Independent Permitting and Environmental Specialist, Independent Consultant
  • Dave Willoughby, Managing Director, Ocean Specialists, Inc.
  • Moderator: Paul Mccann, Managing Director, McCann Consulting International

Roundtable: Deep Blue Cable

  • Stephen Scott, CEO, Deep Blue Cable

“Perspectives into Industry Dynamics and Key Challenges”

  • Moderator: Alasdair Wilkie, Chief Technology Officer, Deep Blue Cable
  • Andy Palmer-Felgate, Submarine Cable Engineer, Facebook
  • Didier Dillard, Chief Executive Officer, Orange Marine
  • Bruce Neilson-Watts, Managing Director, Telecoms, Global Marine Systems Ltd
  • Shiun Jye Too, Chief Executive Officer, ASEAN Cableship Pte Ltd
  • Thomas Soerensen, Managing Director, Oceania and Global Maintenance Strategy, TE SubCom

About Deep Blue Cable

Based in St. Lucia, Deep Blue Cable is the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the United States.  Spanning approximately 12,000 km, the Deep Blue cable’s initial landing points will be in 14 markets throughout the region, including the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, and the U.S.  By ensuring competitive pricing and resilience through alternative supply, Deep Blue cable will provide connectivity to international and regional telecommunications operators, regional network providers, Over-the-Top (OTT) providers, data centres, government, and large enterprises, including financial services, and oil and gas companies.  For more information, visit

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