Huawei Marine Networks (Huawei Marine), a global submarine cable networks provider, announced the commercial operation of their second-generation undersea repeater and branching unit manufacturing plant in Dongguan, China. The factory is ramping-up to full production capacity as Huawei Marine prepares for a new project in the West African region.
Currently, the new Dongguan plant can support production capacity of 20 repeater modules per month but it is engineered to meet future market demand by up to four times this throughput, culminating in 80 units per month. When the plant operates at full manufacturing capacity, it will be one of the largest in the world and be able to support the construction of two transoceanic systems in one year.
The new Dongguan plant is also located near Huawei Marine’s terrestrial production plant, which manufactures dry plant products such as Submarine Line Terminal Equipment (SLTE), Submarine Line Monitor (SLM), etc.
“Manufacturing of the second generation repeaters and branching unit for our latest project has commenced. We are delighted to be bringing our state-of-the-art facility online so soon after construction. With such a strong foundation and clear focus, the journey ahead certainly looks exciting”, said Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Huawei Marine