15 January 2017
Dubai, UAE - E-marine, the principal provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East, today announced that, in collaboration with Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd., it has successfully completed the 260-km Avassa Submarine Cable System marine installation in Comoros Islands. To provide marine installation services, E-marine deployed it’s 126m CS Maram vessel, the most modern ‘Green Plus’ and first-ever eco-friendly cable ship in the world, for the cable lay operation.
The project involved the laying of two submarine cables – one linking Mayotte to Mutsamudu in Anjouan Island, and the other linking Moroni to Chindini in Grande Comores. The landing party at Moroni, Chindini and Mutsamudu was Comores Telecom and STOI at Mayotte.
Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of E-marine, said: “With more than three decades of experience and market leadership in submarine cable installation, maintenance and repair services, and regional know-how, E-marine was best suited to partner with Huawei Marine on this project. From mobilization of CS Maram to voyage and arrival at Moroni, and undertaking of the cable installation project to its completion, our team of highly qualified and experienced professionals ensured a highly smooth and successful project. We are extremely proud to have played a key role in the project and successfully completed marine installation for it.”
Zhang Hongxiang, Project Director of Huawei Marine said: “We are pleased to collaborate with E-Marine to deploy this project. The highly-experienced team of E-Marine ensured successful installation and helped us to better serve our client.”
E-marine is the trusted principal provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East and Sub-Continent. With over 25 years of submarine cabling experience, E-marine has pioneered the development of the region’s subsea cable infrastructure through its wide range of reliable solutions for the telecommunications and off-shore energy industries.
With unrivalled expertise in submarine cable installation and maintenance, E-marine’s highly competent professionals also undertake submarine route surveys, cable transportation, consultancy, ROV inspection and burial and related operations for regional and international clients across the globe. The company has a fleet of four fully equipped cable ships and a special purpose vehicle with strategically located cable and storage depots in Hamriyah, UAE and Salalah, Oman.
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About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to the development of innovative submarine cable network solutions throughout the globe. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.
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