OMS Group Launches Fifth Cableship In France

OMS Group has launched CS Cable Vigilance, the 5th cableship in its fleet, which accounts for about 10 percent of the global cableship fleetBy
July 26, 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: OMS Group has launched CS Cable Vigilance, the fifth cableship in its fleet, which accounts for about 10 per cent of the global cableship fleet.

The launch in Dunkirk, France was witnessed by, among others, the Minister Counsellor from the Embassy of Malaysia in Paris, Abdullah Ma'amor Ibrahim.

OMS chairman Datuk Lim Soon Foo said the company heavily invested into the expansion of its fixed assets to keep up with the needs of its telco and over-the-top (OTT) customers.

“I am extremely excited of the launch of CS Cable Vigilance, being the latest addition to our growing OMSG fleet.

“This was achieved with the unwavering support of our Series A investors, AIA and MIDF Ventures among others, and our financing banks MIDF, HSBC and OCBC,” he said in a statement today.”

OMS group chief executive officer and managing director Ronnie Lim said the CS Cable Vigilance was a valuable asset in the global subsea cable system market today and will be used in the near term for repairing cable systems in the Atlantic.

“With the growth in international bandwidth consumption and the growth in the data centre to data centre processing communication, we expect consistent growth for our services and assets,” he said.

OMSG provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to install and maintain subsea fibre optic cable systems, cable landing stations, land dark-fibre and data centres.

The data infrastructure connects data centres globally.

OMSG's clients include technology companies, telecommunications equipment suppliers and telecommunications companies.

The company extends its leadership as the only independent, neutral and integrated data infrastructure solutions company globally.

OMS said CS Cable Vigilance was only the third cableship completed in the last five years.

“Its completion is timely as the availability of cableships globally needs to catch up to meet the demands of global telecommunication operators and technology company system owners.

“Part of the retrofit of the vessel has been focus on reducing the greenhouse effect and carbon footprint by replacing the HVAC systems with a reversible chiller unit able to generate heating capacity with reduced energy consumption.

“Additionally, its free-cooling system and LED lighting system reduce its overall energy consumption,” it said.

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