E-Marine newbuild launchedVessel & ROV News // May 23, 2016
E-marine , a provider of submarine cable solutions in the Middle East, has launched its new cablelay vessel, to support its expansion plans and boost capacity to maintain vital cable infrastructure in the Middle East and East Africa region.
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. "Maram is the most modern,'GreenPlus' cable ship in the world," claimed the company.
Maram can handle the installation and maintenance of all types of subsea cables, including fiber optic telecommunications cables and energy cables. The fully loaded maintenance and installation vessel is equipped with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) - a 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.
Maram is also equipped with a DP2 dynamic positioning system and has accommodation for 72 people in facilities conforming to SPS 2008.