E-Marine, the UAE-based submarine cable solution provider in the Middle East, said its new state-of-the-art cable depot in Port of Salalah in Oman is ready for operation and the first cable transfer to the depot is currently in progress. E-Marine's facility in Salalah is designed to provide safe and sound storage for highly sensitive undersea cables and accessories, said an official.
The cable depot consists of eight submarine cable storage tanks, providing a large capacity for submarine cable storage and accessories, office space and general storage area.
Given the current demand for eminence cable storage facilities, E-Marine expects that up to 80 per cent of its available storage area space will be occupied by end 2009.
"This strategic location of cable depot in the Port Of Salalah enhances E-marine's services in the Western Indian Ocean, East Africa and the Red Sea," said Omar Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of E-marine.
"We are committed to offering the highest levels of service, and the quality of this facility will greatly support our mission in servicing the region. Our reputation for having high standards and our investment in the most modern infrastructure reflects our dedication to meet and exceed our client's demands and expectations."
E-marine is locating one cable ship with work class ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) at the Port of Salalah to address the existing and growing demand for maintenance services in the region.
The depot will not only provide additional storage space for cables and spares but will also improve operational efficiencies and improve of quality of service offering in the region, he observed.
"This location helps reduce the sailing time and allow E-Marine to reach the farthest point in the region in a short span of time and many of our clients have praised E-marine for this step due to the various benefits they will gain from the Salalah Depot," Omar added.
E-marine fleet and depots are capable of providing full and one stop solutions to the customers. Cableship Etisalat is a medium-sized cable ship which is designed to operate in shallow waters.
Cableship Niwa and cableship Umm Al Anber are large cable ships with work class ROV's and can operate for longer periods at sea.
Motorized barge Wasel is designed to play a vital role in shallow water operations to provide support for diving, survey, shore-end cable landings and ROV deployment activities.
E-marines fleet is equipped with the latest survey, navigation equipment and cable management systems.
E-Marine's was founded in early 1984, and today the company has over 24 years' experience in the deployment and maintenance of submarine cables.
E-Marine services more than 30,000km of submarine cable from Red sea, Arabian Gulf to Indian Ocean.
The strategic location of E-Marine facilities as well as its customized solutions, coupled with its highly competent professionals makes E-Marine, the regional leader for submarine cable installation, maintenance, repair and storage services.