S. B. Submarine Systems Co., Ltd. (SBSS) was established in 1995 as an equity joint venture in Shanghai in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by Telecom Bureau of Ministry of Post and Telecom of PRC and Great Eastern Telecommunications of the United Kingdom.
The cable vessels of Flexiservice 3，You Dian 1 & Hong Yan 6 joined the SBSS fleet at the Company’s formation.
SBSS’s first project completed: CKC – 540km between PRC and Korea
SBSS Signature of Joint Venture Establishment
Cable vessel You Dian 1
After CKC Landing in QingDao
With the support of capital and technology, SBSS developed quickly, installing the first international systems in 1996: APCN and Jakarta-Surabaya
Working Onboard CS Fu Lai on APCN
SBSS entered the Yokohama Zone Maintenance Agreement with their Cable Ship Fu Lai
SBSS completed their deepest water project:KDD-SCS
Visiting CS SOVEREIGN
The Cable Ship： Fu Lai
Wujing Depot of SBSS was approved as submarine cable system self-use bonded warehouse by Shanghai customs
The UK investor transferred its shareholding to Global Crossing Ltd.
First Project completed in the USA: The 2,457km North Star cable system between Alaska and Mainland US
CS Fu Lai installing the Northstar Cable System
Vessel Fu Hai (formerly Maersk Repeater) was taken into SBSS and cable barge Fu Xing was built; ROV ST202 & Hi-Plough were purchased by SBSS
CS FuHai in the German shipyard
signature ceremony of CS FuHai
SBSS Longest cable lay & First Hi-plough 3m burial project: the 4,841km APCN2
In Front of GMSL Office
SBSS has contributed a lot towards the foundation network construction of Internet and telecoms since our foundation, resulting in many great achievements, such as China-US Project, APCN2 Project, China RailCom Hainan Project , etc.
By end of 2002, SBSS has completed more than 26000km subsea cable installation and 8200km subsea cable burying and the max depth was up to 7200 meters.
Captain Wang Hua standing on the Helideck of CS Fu Lai
SBSS began cooperating with Hallin Marine Systems to mark their entry into the offshore energy industry
First power cable project, including the first power cable J-tube pull-in: Dong Fang Gas Field in the South China Sea
Cable Ship You Dian 1 was retired
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication Leaders Visiting SBSS
SBSS First Dive Support Vessel (DSV) project: India PY3 Field
SBSS MD-Douglas attent the meeting in BeiJing and was awarded ' Friendship Prize'
The UK investor transferred its shareholding to Global Marine Systems Ltd.
SBSS First Project in Australia: PLIB for the BassLink Project
SBSS changed the assets strategy and Cable Ship Fu Lai was sold
SBSS First Project in Russia: 199km Russia-Sakhalin cable system
Fu Lai in Sakhalin for DSV work
SBSS completed the landing & installation of the trans-pacific express (TPE) at QingDao sucessfully.
The Ceremory of TPE QingDao Landing
SBSS developed sucessfully and kept the leading role in Telecom and Oil & Gas industries
Captain Zhao Bo
The Chinese investor transferred its shareholding to Industrial Assets Management Center of China
SBSS got the project in Indian Ocean : IMEWE
SBSS at OGA
Group Picture with the Anti-Piracy Team
SBSS purchased Wave Mercury which is renamed‘Fu An’
SBSS purchased ROV III with deep trenching capability of up to 3m burial
SBSS Biggest Power Cable Twin Lay (154kV, Cable Diameter 203mm) with uraduct: Hwawon Anjwa Power Cable Installation in Korea
Korea Power Cable Project
5 Years Yokohama Zone Service Provider Contract was signed
SBSS completed their first Oil & Gas
Project in the key strategic region of Saudi Arabia, Middle East：17 separate
cables of a combined 70km installed on the KJO project
SBSS established Shanghai Jian Long ROV Technology Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary
The Chinese investor transferred its shareholding to China Communications Services Corporation Limited.
KJO Project Signature
The establishment ceremony of Jian Long ROV Technology Co., Ltd.
SBSS expanded their activity in the offshore oil and gas market with bundled fibre optic and power cables installed in Qatar for Subtech, and umbilical and power cables installed in Indonesia for Shell and Swiber.
Bold Maverick Laying Cables to Platform
SBSS installed subsea cables for telecoms, Oil & Gas and Utilities sectors, including their first project in Latin America: Isla Margerita – Chacopata, Venezuela.
SBSS signing contract with LS Cable
SBSS celebrates twenty years at the top in Asia
• Over 41,000km of submarine cables installed, equivalent to 24% of all cable installed in the Asia region
• Played a key role in more than 90 of Asia’s major telecommunications, oil and gas and power utility infrastructure projects
• Undertaken 112 fibre optic cable repairs as an ever-present service provider to the Yokohama Zone for more than seventeen years
• In excess of 40 power cable installation projects completed in the region, including the simultaneous lay of twin 154kV, 203mm power cables