Press Release

First cable laying vessel of its size built in the UAE, is a state-of-the art custom built cable laying vessel designed to manage the installation, repair & maintenance of all types of submarine cables including fiber optic telecommunication and energy cables. Built by Ali & Sons Marine Engineering Factory in its yard in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. The ship is a 127 meter long state-of-the art cable laying vessel with a Dynamic Positioning (DPS 2) capability. The vessel houses various state of the art technology such as a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) that enables the vessel to do pre-inspections and surveys of the seabed and cut trenches to bury the cable without difficulty. The vessel holds the distinction of being a cable layer and a cable repair vessel all in one. It is also RINA classified and compliant with Special Purpose Ship (SPS) 2008 – Green Plus code. The project was awarded in 2013 by the client and it has been completed in accordance to the agreed schedule and delivered on budget. The vessel was built on land and launched using especially built slipway. There were many challenges in the making of the Maram that stands as testament to ASMEF ingenuity and adaptation to client’s requirement while maintaining the highest standard of quality. The project teams from both ASMEF and the client worked closely to make this project a success. The completion of this vessel is a very significant accomplishment for the company, especially because it has been built under challenging situations. It departed from the Ali & Sons Marine Engineering facility on 20 April 2016 on the way to its destination in Dubai, UAE.