DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – July 13, 2016 – (Marine NewsWire) Elcome International, one of the largest marine technologies and system integrators in the world, today announced the signing of fleet service agreements with two major ship operators in the Middle East.
Elcome will provide shore-based maintenance and service for navigation, automation and electrical systems for 45 crude and product tankers operated by a Dubai-based shipping company under a three-year contract. The scope of work will include periodic inspections, performance and health checks, routine overhauling and repairs.
In addition, Elcome has signed an annual maintenance agreement for navigation and communication systems for 20 ships operated by an Abu Dhabi-based shipping company. The contract covers the ships’ navigation and communication systems, and also includes airtime provision for the ships’ Inmarsat satellite terminals.
Elcome is expanding its maritime service reach across the region, having recently opened new facilities in Egypt, Sri Lanka and Singapore. The company now has over 200 factory-trained service technicians and spares available at more than 20 ports in the Middle East and South Asia, as well as 24/7 global flyaway service. The company currently performs more than 830 ship service calls per month.
“These two new fleet agreements are the latest in our rapidly growing ship service and support business, ” said Surjit Singh, deputy general manager of customer support at Elcome International. “We are now firmly established as one of the largest marine service companies in the world. Our highly trained service engineers consistently win high marks from customers for responsiveness, quality of work and industry-leading first-time fix rate.”
About Elcome International LLC
Founded in 1969, Elcome International LLC is a diversified turnkey solutions provider of marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the world maritime industry. With its modern 100, 000 sq. ft. headquarters in Dubai, Elcome has sales and support offices in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as a subsidiary and associated companies in India. The Elcome Group (including associated companies) has over 500 employees, including over 200 factory-trained engineers and technicians. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 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 24/7 shipboard installation, support, and flyaway service for navigation, communication, automation, and safety systems for over 800 vessels per month with a first-time fix-rate of 96 percent. Additionally, Elcome is South East Asia’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, and operates an FTA-approved training center and bridge simulator in Dubai for dynamic positioning and ECDIS courses.