Shore Approach

Shore Approach Overview

Shore Approaches and Cable Landing projects take place in environmentally sensitive ecosystems and often involve challenging terrains – complicated by the presence of water. The HDD Company specializes in facilitating the fronthaul and backhaul construction involving desalination projects and the installation of subsea fiber optic cables.

Coastal communities with limited access to fresh water are now using desalinated seawater for drinking water. This requires intake systems to deliver the seawater to desalination plants and return the concentrated saltwater to the sea.

As the demand for bandwidth keeps growing, Over the Top (OTT) service providers such as Google and Meta and international cable infrastructure consortiums are upgrading infrastructure. These companies are working to physically connect clients across all continents with faster, more reliable, higher capacity data. Hardwire fiber optic on the seafloor infrastructure remains the most dependable solution.

Our Role

The HDD Company, a Crossing Group company based in California, works with municipal governments and Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) firms to provide efficient shore approach solutions. These solutions minimize the impact on the aquatic environment and provide security to the cable infrastructure. We believe any installation is possible with the proper planning, the right technique, and an experienced crew that understands the unique demands of fronthaul and backhaul construction.

  • Fiber optic cable landings
  • Sewer and utility services
  • Desalination projects
  • Wind and offshore renewable energy projects
  • Oil and gas landings
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The Right Solutions

The HDD Company provides sustainable trenchless construction alternatives to conventional installation techniques. Our experience allows us to anticipate problems – and reduce risk – to mitigating logistical issues from the start. This ensures construction proceeds on schedule and budget while adhering to the most rigorous safety standards.

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Making Coast to Coast Connections for Our Homes

The installation of fibre cable along the seafloor is allowing for increased bandwidth and better global internet connectivity. As more and more communities make the upgrade to fibre, there is a need to connect local landlines to international fibre cables through subsea shore approaches. The HDD Company helps make the connection by drilling a bore hole that bypasses the shoreline and surfaces out at sea. A connection is then made along the sea floor connecting the community to the high speed global network.