The Role of Fiber Optics in Renewable Energy

Fiber Optics in Renewable Energy

After our recent post on Renewable Energy & Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS), we want to follow up with a more comprehensive overview of the role of fiber optics in renewable energy. Renewable energy (or regenerative energy) is a sustainable energy source that is practically inexhaustible. Renewable energy sources include wind, solar, hydro, nuclear, and geothermal […]

Renewable Energy & Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS)

This blog post explores the role of Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS). As renewable energy generators in power transmission systems become more prominent and it becomes more challenging to build new transmission assets, power system components are being pushed to their design limitations. The strain on components increases the risk of congestion and reduces operation reliability […]

The Importance of FIMT: Beavers cause internet outages after chewing through fiber

To illustrate the importance of FIMT, we want to tell a story. Around 900 people in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, lost Internet connection for 36 hours on April the 27th. The reason: cable-chewing beavers. The beavers caused the outage by chewing through an underground fiber optic cable and then using some of the material to build […]

Market Overview of the Submarine Telecommunications Industry

Submarine Telecommunications Industry

Market Overview We’ve started the New Year by looking forward to 2022’s market predictions. The submarine telecommunications industry has proven itself to be resilient in the face of two solid years of recent global health regulations and travel restrictions, and the industry continues its mission to connect the world. Over the next three years, 71 […]

The Construction of NBG’s New Cladding Line for 50 km Fiber Optic Cable

50 km Fiber Optic Cable

We have some exciting developments to share: we’re currently in development to increase our capacity with a state-of-the-art cladding line at our facilities in Austria. The new line will produce FIMTs of longer lengths with high fiber counts. The numbers promise to impress, too. It will enable us to make FIMT with an incredibly high […]

Monitoring Strain in Existing Oil & Gas Pipelines

Pipelines in the Oil & Gas Industry Transport facilities in the Oil & Gas Industry must be monitored for structural integrity to ensure the safety of everyone involved, protect the environment, and guarantee the quality of production. Gas pipelines are the industry’s preferred method of natural gas transmission, but they can be vulnerable to geo-hazards […]

DFOS as an alternative to conventional offshore gas kick-detection methods

The ability to read wellbore flow dynamics and predict and control influx is central to effective well control. Detecting early signs of kicks can ensure smooth operations by allowing operators the time they need to shut in the well and prevent a blowout. However, detecting gas influx in an offshore environment is particularly challenging due to factors […]

See you at PTC 22 in January

PTC 22

NBG will be attending the Pacific Telecommunications Council conference (PTC 22) in Hawaii between the 16th and 19th of January 2022. The four-day event is an annual conference concerning global communications in which participants are given the platform to plan, network, and discover the industry’s future.  Fiber optic technology has a massive role in the future of global communications, and that’s where we come […]

NBG at OTC 2021 in Texas

NBG at OTC 2021

OTC 2021 – Offshore Technology Conference – is where energy industry professionals gather to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. We attended this year’s conference, setting up a booth to share our recent developments in subsea fiber optic technology.   It was a busy and productive time in Houston, meeting a lot of people. Without a doubt, […]

Subsea Sensing and Innovation

Exciting developments in subsea fiber optic sensing could turn transmission cables into sensing cables. Our Sonosens cable for Distributed Acoustic Sensing is ideal for the task; it’s robust enough for the challenging environment, and its design doesn’t compromise on sensing performance.