Dubai / Emirates Business
E-marine, the principal provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East, officially launched its newest cable-laying vessel in Dubai, to support its ambitious expansion plans and boost capacity to maintain vital cable infrastructure in the Middle East and East Africa region.
CS Maram is E-marine’s fifth vessel to be added to its cable laying fleet, which was constructed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital Abu Dhabi and incorporates eco-friendly technology. CS Maram is the most modern, ‘GreenPlus’ cable ship in the world, ever built.
CS Maram can handle the installation and maintenance of all types of sub-sea cables, including fiber-optic telecommunications cables and energy cables. The fully loaded maintenance and installation vessel is equipped with the latest high-tech remotely operated vehicle (ROV) — QT 400 that will enable the vessel to undertake inspections and surveys of the seabed up to a water depth of 2,500m and cut trenches to bury cables up to 1.5m below the sea-bed.
Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, Managing Director and CEO of E-marine, said, “The launch of CS Maram marks a major milestone in E-marine’s journey and the expansion of our operations in the region. It will strengthen our presence in the high-growth sub-sea cable market, especially as demand rises from the telecoms and energy sectors. This highly technical cable ship will provide our customers with the latest sub-sea cabling technology and demonstrates our commitment to the region. For our customers, more ships means we can reach cable systems faster and across a wider geographic area.”
E-marine currently has three major new projects underway that will deliver the infrastructure for faster broadband connectivity.