SACS, the first South Atlantic Cable System

According to public information from the Environmental Protection Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (the EPD HK SAR), the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) is published.

In order to help meet the tremendous telecommunication services requirements between Asia and North America, the PLCN Consortium has decided to build a submarine telecommunication cable system, which will be approximately 12,800 km in length, connecting Hong Kong and the United States.

The cable will connect to Deep Water Bay (DWB) within the HKSAR. PCCW Global (HK) Limited is providing the cable landing point and the associated cable landing service in Hong Kong for the PLCN Consortium.

This Project Profile includes an assessment of the potential environmental impacts associated with the installation and operation of the submarine telecommunications cable system within HKSAR, including the connection to land at DWB. The assessment has been based on information compiled by the Project Proponent describing the expected construction and operation activities, as well as potential maintenance work, ie repair operations.

In the EIA report for PLCN, there is latest information about the submarine cables landing in Hong Kong, and related information for environmental impact assessment in Hong Kong SAR.

Submarine Cables in Hong Kong

For more information, please refer to the attached EIA report for PLCN (available for member only).