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Eltel’s experience in Ghana wins a super contract

2011-08-10

Eltel has signed a contract with Ghana Maritime Authority to supply and install a Vessel Traffic Management Information System to ensure electronic surveillance and monitoring of the coast of Ghana. The system is technologically state-of-the-art with radars and meteorological sensors to provide real-time information on traffic and weather conditions at sea for coastal management purposes as well as facilitate search and rescue operations in cases of distress at sea.

The technology provider is a Finnish family owned company Navielektro who have the world leading technology while Eltel is the leader to implement telecommunication and homeland security solutions. The entire system integrates several sub-systems like radar control, automatic identification, radio data, CCTV and area control centers.

Besides the implementation competence another factor for Eltel to win the contract was experience with the financing. This project is financed through Finnish Concessional Credit Scheme by Fortis Bank SA/NV and its total value for Eltel is EUR 16.6, million.

Eltel has also significant experience in delivering projects to Ghana already for the past 20 years. The earlier contracts have included several electrification projects in various parts of the country.

In the contract signing ceremony in February 2011 the Minister of Transport, Hon. Collins Dauda observed that maritime transport plays a pivotal role in government’s efforts at developing the country’s economy, saying “like any other developing country the bulk of Ghana’s industrial and consumer goods are predominantly obtained from international trade by sea.”

More information:
Mr. Antti Lassila, Director, Export Finland
Tel. + 358 40 311 4583, antti.lassila@eltelnetworks.com

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