E-marine Adds New Cable Layer to Its Fleet

E-marine, a provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East, has officially launched its newest cable-laying vessel in Dubai on Thursday.

The vessel, named CS Maram, constructed in Abu Dhabi, is the fifth vessel to be added to E-Marine’s cable laying fleet.

CS Maram can handle the installation and maintenance of all types of subsea cables, including fiber-optic telecommunications cables and energy cables, the company noted.

The fully loaded maintenance and installation vessel is equipped with the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) – QT 400 that will enable the vessel to undertake inspections and surveys of the seabed in up to 2,500 meters water depth, and cut trenches to bury cables up to 1.5 meters below the seabed.

The vessel is equipped with a DP2 system, and can accommodate up to 72 people onboard.

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 subsea cable market, especially as demand rises from the telecoms and energy sectors. This highly technical cable ship will provide our customers with the latest subsea 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.”

The launch event was attended by representatives from Ali & Sons Marine Engineering, the company responsible for building the vessel, and RINA Services, the international provider of ship classification, certification, and verification.

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