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E-marine wins cable maintenance contract

Dubai, February 8, 2011

E-marine, an Etisalat Services Holding Company, said it has clinched a key maintenance and storage contract from the I-ME-WE (India-Middle East-Western Europe) submarine cable system.

The I-ME-WE network cable is 12,000 km long 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.

As per the deal, E-marine 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.

Faisal Samahi, I-ME-WE O&MSC chair and Omar Bin Kalban, managing director and CEO of E-Marine signed the deal at a ceremony held in Dubai.

Expressing delight at the E-marine tieup for the project, Samahi said, 'The company’s history of successful agreements further emphasises its worth as a reliable partner,”

“We believe the co-operation with E-Marine ensures the ongoing reliability of the system and alleviates against any risk of downtime,” he stated.

Commenting on the contract signing, Bin Kalban said the e-marine has won the maintenance contract of I-ME-WE cable system after a 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,' he added.

E-marine is an ISO certified company and one of the market leaders in submarine cable installation, maintenance and repair.

It owns three cable ships and one special purpose cable laying support vessel which are all fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.-TradeArabia News Service




Tags: e-Marine | I-ME-WE cable system | Etisalat Services Holding Company |

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