Appointment of New Contract for Senegal, West Africa

Appointment of New Contract for Senegal, West Africa

Appointment of New Contract for Senegal, West Africa

Appointment of New Contract for Senegal, West Africa

By:Maryanne Dutka | February 03, 2022

Dear Valued Customers and Partners,

Sealite is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a significant contract for the Port of St. Louis River in Senegal, West Africa. The site is managed by Agence Nationale des Affaires Maritimes (ANAM), the maritime authority based in Dakar, Senegal.

The Port of St. Louis River has not been commercially navigable since the drought of the 1970s. The aim of the project is to undertake channel works to help re-establish important trade links between West Africa and Northern Africa to Europe and Asia.

The project is being commissioned by Dredging International, one of the primary operating companies of the DEME Group. DEME is a world leader in dredging and land reclamation and provides solutions for offshore energy, environmental and infra marine works. Dredging and widening of the channel will be undertaken with the removal of 1,314,000m3 of material within the next 3½ months.

Sealite’s appointed partner Deparentis is commissioning 72 marine buoys and lanterns, installed along a 10.2km stretch of the channel. Sealite was awarded the contract based on our reputation and ability to meet very tight supply deadlines. Whilst Sealite has been supplying Aids to Navigation into the African region for many years, this is the first large scale project in Senegal.

In late December 2021 representatives from all three organisations were present for a factory acceptance test (FAT). They visited Sealite’s ISO9001:2015 accredited US manufacturing facility. Based in Tilton, New Hampshire, the factory is a supporting site for Sealite and mirrors the same exacting standards of Sealite’s main manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia.

“The award represents an important milestone for our company. We plan to keep growing our presence in the African region while supporting our customers in their journey to adopt the best and most innovative AtoN solutions” said Michael Walker, Managing Director – Australia, Asia, Pacific and the Middle East.

Sealite’s Poseidon-1750 marine buoys and SL-B1200-FW fast water buoys were selected for this project. They will be partnered with SL-70’s and SL-C310 self-contained marine lanterns. GPS synchronisation will ensure all the lights flash in unison, clearly identifying safe passage for mariners. The use of satellite monitoring will provide visibility and control utilising the Star2M secure asset monitoring and control platform.

About Sealite

Sealite, part of SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPXC) is a technology leader in the design and manufacture of marine aids to navigation (AtoN) equipment including Marine Lighting, Navigation Buoys, Marine Floats, Port Entry Lighting systems, Lighthouse Lighting Equipment and Monitoring and Control systems software. Our company is a global manufacturer of products that guide vessels safely into ports and harbours around the world.

The Sealite team is dedicated to servicing the marine industry through the efficient design of solutions that withstand the toughest environments. We offer the widest range of AtoN products in the marketplace.SPX Corporation is a supplier of highly engineered products and technologies, holding leadership positions in the HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions markets. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation had approximately $1.5 billion in annual revenue in 2019 and over 4,500 employees in 17 countries.

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