Our Services

AQEST provide its experience and expertise for all types of activities related to optical submarine cable.

Some of these services are summarized below:

Marketing: AQEST can help you to better understand the market, can help you to enter to this specialized domain, or can let you know what happened yesterday, what is happening today or what is going to happen tomorrow in this unique domain...

Feasibility Studies: because of its technical (system designs, cable route studies, terminal station studies, submersible equipment maintenance, etc.),  economical (traffic and market studies, competition analysis, financial analysis, business plan, project financing, best company structure advices, etc.) and legal (regulatory analysis, , environmental impact studies, etc.), AQEST is able to provide conclusive and top-notch Feasibility Studies, raising all the eventual problems and risks of all the project phases.

Construction & Maintenance Agreement (C&MA): this important document, which governs the relationship between partners for the whole system life, must be scrupulously studied. The AQEST experts have already negotiated and  written many C&MA and can, all along its finalisation, assist and advise you to assure that your (and the project’s) interest is fully respected.

DeskTop Studies (DTS): these studies are necessary to the smooth operation of the project. They allow that everything is in place in a timely manner to assure that the project happens without a hitch. AQEST will help you to study the permitting procedures, will physically visit sites to make sure that the landing site is correctly chosen, will perform a environmental impact assessment study which is quite often necessary to get landing permits, will study the sea beds and environment (bathymetry, geology, oceanography, seabed morphology, etc.) on marine charts to prevent any hazard around the chosen cable route, will study the fishing areas, will contact any possible fishermen unions, will meet the different Civil Services responsible of the landing authorisations, etc.

Supply Contract: because of the different experiences of its members (operators, suppliers, consultants), AQEST perfectly knows how to write, negotiate and finalise a submarine cable system supply contract; should it be between one or more suppliers, one operator or a consortium of operators or private companies.

Project Implementation: Project Management, Yes... but Quality first! Should it be factory testing, technical and commercial coherence between the different entities (buyers, suppliers, financiers, sub-contractors), marine representation, system acceptance testing, or any other activities, AQEST will assure you that your project is in line with the supply contract you have signed and in service in a timely manner!

Maintenance: one the system is put into service, you would need to get a quality service to centralise the information of all the possible faults to promptly study their causes and repair them as quickly as possible. AQEST can also offer your system maintenance supervision.


... and so many other things!

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