New Huawei cable, PEACE, to connect Kenya, Djibouti, Egypt and Pakistan by 2019

Huawei Marine has announced that the marine survey for its PEACE (Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe) project is now underway. The PEACE submarine cable system will connect Pakistan, Djibouti, Kenya, Egypt, and other countries along the Red Sea with a total system length of 8,800km. The project was signed in November 2017, and is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Huawei Marine is working with EGS to conduct a hydrographic and geophysical survey of the seabed along the planned cable route. EGS’ specialized survey vessel the RV Ridley Thomas, has arrived in the region to commence offshore survey operations.

(TOP: The EGS survey vessel RV Ridley Thomas at sea).     

Zhang Hongxiang, Project Director for Huawei Marine said: “Implementation of the PEACE project has reached another important milestone which is testment to our project delivery capabilities as Huawei Marine continues to provide efficient, high-quality network solutions for our customers. Our 200G WDM technology that will be deployed in the PEACE cable system will support the rapid development of the East African regional economy and facilitate connectivity between Asia, Africa and Europe”.

Chris Welsh, CEO of EGS Survey Group stated that: “It is a great honor for us to participate in the PEACE submarine cable system project and work once again in partnership with Huawei Marine. EGS brings more than 25 years of extensive cable route survey experience and adheres to the highest professional standards. We are delighted to contribute to the construction of the new information highway.”

Huawei Marine is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies and Global Marine Systems. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to development of innovative submarine cable network solutions around the world. The firm delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.

The EGS Group is an independent group of companies founded in 1974 to provide specialist services to the telecommunications, civil engineering, power, maritime, hydrocarbon and mining industries.  EGS has an extensive track record of carrying out submarine telecommunications desktop studies and cable route surveys with more than 400,000 route kilometers surveyed since 1997. The Group employs more than three hundred and fifty staff worldwide including over two hundred and fifty professionals from the fields of geophysics, geology, oceanography and electronics.


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