E-Marine secures another submarine cable maintenance linking UAE with East Africa
E-Marine, the region’s leader in submarine cable deployment, maintenance and repair, today announced it has been selected to maintain the 5,000km submarine cable system between the UAE and Kenya. This cable route is providing Kenya and bordering countries access to international voice and data connectivity. This will also bring affordable high speed internet access to the East African Countries which is critically important for the future development of national economies on the continent.
“This is another great achievement for E-Marine and we are delighted to have been selected to maintain and service such an important cable system,” said Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of E-Marine PJSC. “We have now been contracted by the major cable network companies operating near the East coast of Africa. This is a testimony of our customer trust both to the staff and the capabilities of e-marine. We are committed to ensuring the highest levels of service to our customers and we continue to plan and invest strategically to remain the number one maintenance solutions provider in the region.”
E-Marine’s cable ships will service the cable from its facilities in port of Salalah, Oman. This facility will store the necessary cables and accessories which will be required to perform maintenance/repair operations.
The UAE-Kenya Submarine Cable System is built and owned by Etisalat, UAE and TEAMS Ltd. Kenya having major telecos as its share holders and the system went into service on 1st Oct 2009.
E-marine PJSC is an ISO Certified Company and one of the market leader in submarine cable installation, maintenance and repair. E-Marine owns three Cable Ships and one special purpose cable laying support vessel which are all fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
E-Marine has to its credits many prestigious regional and international projects as well as maintenance and repair contracts for various submarine cables systems. E-Marine has valid maintenance contracts for more than 45,000 km of submarine cables from Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, East Africa and Red Sea. The strategic location of E-Marine’s facilities as well as its customized solutions and highly competent crews makes E-Marine the leader in submarine cable related services in the region.
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