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E-marine signs new maintenance and storage contract for I-ME-WE submarine cable

Posted on 18.03.2011 - 13:00 UTC in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

E-marine signs new maintenance and storage contract for I-ME-WE submarine cable systemE-marine, an Etisalat Services Holding Company, announced a maintenance and storage agreement with the I-ME-WE (India-Middle East-Western Europe) Submarine Cable System. The agreement will ensure the effective Maintenance and Storage of the fibre optic submarine cable system, which links India and Europe via the Middle East through high speed internet access, providing business and mobile data services to the region.


The agreement was signed by Mr. Faisal Samahi, I-ME-WE O&MSC Chair and Mr. Omar Bin Kalban, Managing Director and CEO of E-Marine at a ceremony held in Dubai, UAE.

"We are pleased to associate with E-marine for this project. E-Marine's history of successful agreements further emphasises its worth as a reliable partner," Mr. Faisal Samahi, O&MSC Chair of I-ME-WE consortium said. "We believe the cooperation with E-Marine ensures the ongoing reliability of the system and alleviates against any risk of downtime."

Commenting on the contract signing, Mr. Omar Jasim Bin Kalban said: "E-marine has won the maintenance contract of I-ME-WE cable system despite tough competition and a comprehensive negotiation process. E-marine is proud to have won the maintenance contract and is committed to delivering the highest levels of service for such a vital cable route on which millions of people rely on."

The I-ME-WE network cable is approximately 12,000 kilometres in length and consists of three fibre paired systems. It is complemented by nine terminal stations and forms a consortium of nine telecom providers across eight countries.

E-marine PJSC is an ISO Certified Company and one of the market leaders 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. Besides the Telecommunication field, E-marine provides a wide range of solutions to the offshore Oil & Gas Industry. E-Marine has to its credits many prestigious regional and international projects as well as maintenance and storage contracts for various submarine cables systems. E-Marine is the regional leader in providing maintenance, storage and repair services in the 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 professionals makes E-Marine the preferred choice in the region for submarine cable related services.

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