ABOUT US | Recovering and recycling redundant submarine telecommunication cables

World Leader in turnkey solutions for out of service

submarine telecommunication cables…

putting the environment FIRST!

"Our innovation changes industries"

recovery | recycling | shore-end services | depot services | cable logistics | route clearance

Mertech Marine initiated the concept of recovering and recycling redundant telecommunication cables from the seabed in the early 2000′s.

Following intensive research and experimentation, the company could presently be considered the world leader in this particular field.

Backed by our shareholders in the Mertech Group we have also diversified into other areas of submarine telecommunication services such as recovery for relay, survey, route clearance, cable depots, etc.


Mertech Marine (established 1998) has been pioneering and innovating turnkey solutions to the submarine telecommunication industry since 2004. Mertech Marine recovers out of service cables using its own marine fleet, dismantles and recycles cables in our own factories.

Since 2004 Mertech Marine has recovered in excess of 100,000 km of out of service cable which was acquired from cable owners. Our recovery procedures are aligned to industry best practice and International Cable Protection Committee (“ICPC”) recommendations to ensure the safety and security of crew and other live cables. Mertech Marine also offers freighting, route survey, relay and related submarine services according to ICPC and International recommendations.


Since 2004 Mertech Marine has recovered 100,000km of out of service cable which was acquired from cable owners. Our...

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Our factory consists of a fully mechanical dismantling facility which breaks the out of service cables down into its component parts...

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Our marine engineers and marine management team provide fit-for-purpose shore-end solutions aimed at addressing the specific needs of the customer. Shore-end projects can be undertaken using our own vessels or by making use of purpose built survey vessels through established partnerships in the market.

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In association with WIND in the Netherlands, Mertech Marine has established cable storage facilities (depots) to support our own cable recovery projects as well as that of our customers.

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Through our close cooperation with WIND in the Netherlands we provide specialist cable freighting and full turnkey logistical solutions to cable projects across the globe.

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Our versatile fleet is perfectly positioned to provide economical route clearance services either as full turnkey projects or as...

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