Friday, September 28, 2012
Suez Canal radar system upgraded
UK-based marine engineering firm SeaKing Electrical has recently completed a major upgrade of the Suez Canal radar system.
SeaKing Electrical, which employs 150 electrical engineers, undertook the work for Norwegian offshore traffic management specialist Vissim.The company's business development manager Neil Mellenchip said the company was delighted to have completed the work on such a high profile installation. “The Suez Canal radar upgrade was a terrific opportunity for SeaKing to showcase its work on a large scale international project,” he said. “As one of the busiest and most vital global trade links, it is essential that authorities are able to track and guide marine vessels accurately. The installation went to plan and the upgraded system is now actively assisting more than 17,000 ships each year.”The radar towers were located strategically on either side of the Gulf of Suez starting at Safaga and Sharm El Sheikh, covering 400 miles of the Suez Canal. The firm also installed internal cabling in equipment rooms of manned and remote control stations. “The Suez Canal contract was overseen by expert electrical engineers who spent long periods of time working in the remote
Egyptian outposts,” Mellenchip said. “The job’s completion highlights the credentials of SeaKing to plan and execute complex overseas installations to the highest standards and showcases our ability to work on similar marine projects such as wind farms where opportunities for expansion exist.”