DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Sept. 6, 2012 – (Marine NewsWire) Elcome International, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the largest in the world, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to supply the complete electrical, electronics and ship control package for a cable-handling ship conversion project in the Middle East.
The contract was awarded to Elcome by a shipyard in UAE, which is converting a 140m ro-ro vessel into a 125m cable-laying vessel for one of the world’s leading submarine cable installation, maintenance and repair organizations.
Elcome is supplying the ship’s main and emergency switchboards, power distribution and management systems, integrated bridge system, dynamic positioning system, internal and external communications, integrated automation system to UMS class notation, hydrographic reference systems, cable laying, security and safety systems, external and internal lighting, loading management software, tank gauging, draft measurement system, LAN and Wi-Fi networking.
“This project is a good example of the range of technical services and capabilities Elcome can provide for a complex ship conversion project, ” said Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Elcome International. “We will work closely with the shipyard and owner to support all aspects of design, documentation, installation, system integration, testing, commissioning and sea trial acceptance.”
The vessel will be equipped to perform cable laying, repair and recovery of all types of underwater telecommunication cables including repeaters up to 400mm and power cables up to 200mm in diameter. The RINA-classed vessel will operate in deep and shallow waters under weather conditions up to Beauford Scale 7.
Elcome will be exhibiting in booth B6/119 at SMM 2012. Company executives will be available for meetings with the media during the show. Journalists interested in scheduling a meeting should contact Jim Rhodes at +1.757.451.0602 (office), +1.757.753.1238 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based in Dubai, Elcome International LLC is a diversified supplier of turnkey solutions for marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the world maritime industry. Founded in 1969, Elcome is headquartered in a modern 100, 000 sq. ft. facility in Dubai, with offices in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, as well as a subsidiary and associated companies in India. The Elcome Group (including associated companies) has over 500 employees across the Middle East and India, including over 100 factory-trained engineers and technicians. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified by DNV. Elcome is the authorized sales and service representative for many of the world’s major manufacturers of marine products and systems, and manufactures its own line of type-approved marine electrical switchboards under the ELSYS brand name. The company provides shipboard installation and service for navigation, communication, automation, maneuvering and safety systems, with 24/7 flyaway service. Elcome services over 600 vessels per month in the Arabian Gulf alone, with a first time fix rate of 96 percent. In addition, Elcome is the region’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, and operates a modern training center and bridge simulator under a joint venture with Maersk Training.