Huawei Marines' PEACE Project - Survey Vessel RV Ridley Thomas.
Huawei Marines' PEACE Project - Survey Vessel RV Ridley Thomas.

Huawei Marine on Wednesday announced that the marine survey for its Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) 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 its long-term partner EGS Ltd. to conduct a hydrographic and geophysical survey of the seabed along the planned cable route. EGS’ specialized survey vessel the RV Ridley Thomas, arrived in the region to commence offshore survey operations.

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.”

Zhang further added that their 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.