Belgium’s Zenitel has won a contract to deliver a Coastal Radio Communication system in Algeria. The €2.4 million deal includes the delivery and installation of Coastal Radio Communication and Navigation Control equipment in Algeria, and will be completed in the first quarter of 2004.
The new contract in Algeria with the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications of Algiers concerns Coastal Radio Communication and Navigation Control equipment along the 1,200 kilometer Algerian coastline. Zenitel will deliver a MF Broadcasting System for radio NAVTEX messages.
NAVTEX is an element of Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and an international automated, medium-frequency (518 kHz) direct-printing service delivering navigational and meteorological warnings and forecasts to ships, as well as urgent marine safety information. Zenitel will supply VHF Transmitters/Receivers to provide voice and data links for shore-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications based on Digital Selective Calling (DSC) technology. The equipment will be installed in seven ports and connected to the nearest control centers.
The contract also includes HF Transmitters/Receivers to provide voice and data links based on DSC technology, to be installed in three Marine Radio Control Centers (MRCC) in Algiers, Annaba and Oran. The delivery and installation of the equipment are expected to take place during this year and in the first quarter of 2004.
Zenitel has already successfully supplied Coastal Radio Communication solutions to Algeria in 2002. The company is system integrator and service supplier for the professional market using wireless and wired technology. The group employs some 800 people worldwide.
In addition to the contract in Algeria, the company also signed an agreement with Romania’s Ministry of Public Finance in the frame of the PHARE program-EuropeAid. The equipment is destined for the national coast station operator Radionav (Constanta) and includes the supply of MHF transmitters, receivers, antennas and associated control and management systems. — (menareport.com)
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