The provider of information and communications technology for the maritime industry eMARINE Global announced its second contract with Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) to deliver its Warship Electronic Chart Display & Information System (WECDIS) for four new Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy patrol ships.
The maritime ICT provider in South Korea said in a press release that in 2018, it successfully delivered on the first phase of this project, installing its innovative WECDIS technology on the first four patrol ships. The ROK Navy has ordered a total of 12 patrol ships from HHIC.
“We are pleased to continue our work with HHIC and the ROK Navy,” stated Ung Gyu Kim, Chairman and CEO of eMARINE Global.
“Last year, eMARINE delivered 21 new WECDIS installations for the ROK Navy and Coast Guard, dominating the defense market in Korea. In total, we’ve supplied more than 350 units of the chart-based navigation systems to the ROK government, placing us in a position of leading market share. Also, we maintain the chart-based navigation systems for 214 ships in the ROK Navy fleet,” Ung Gyu added.
Once the Company completes the delivery of these four patrol ships, it will begin the third and final phase of the contract, completing WECDIS installations for the remaining four new patrol ships.
Founded in 2001 and based in South Korea, eMARINE Global is working with a growing base of marquee customers to achieve maritime ICT convergence through fully integrated products and services, offering state-of-the-art e-navigation, marine Internet of Things (IoT), and marine big data solutions, primarily in Korea with near-term expansion into U.S. and Chinese markets.
eMARINE Global’s customer base includes Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries, and SAAB.