Last 5th April, the Generalitat Valenciana awarded the maintenance contract for the Ports to the JV created between ELECTRÓNICA TRAFIC S.A (ETRA) and MEDITERRÁNEO SEÑALES MARITIMAS S.L. (MSM), called UTE ETRA-MSM. This 4-year contract consists of the “Conservation, Maintenance and Improvement Works of the Electrical Installations and Maritime Marking of the Ports under Direct Management of the Generalitat Valenciana (Valencia Regional Government)”.

In order to offer a service of the highest quality, both companies came together to provide their experience and knowledge.

The maintenance is carried out in the following ports:Torrevieja, Tabarca, Santa Pola, El Campello, Villajoyosa, Benidorm, Altea, Calpe, Moraira, Javea, Denia, Cullera, El Perelló, Burriana, Peñíscola, Benicarló and Vinaròs. To sum up, 17 ports and more than 60 navigational aids.

MSM knows perfectly the existing beaconing system in the Ports under the Generalitat; given that we have supplied some of them and added to our great experience in maintenance operations done in some mentioned ports, we can guarantee an optimal service. To facilitate these operations, we have a remote monitoring and control system.In this contract, two types of actions will be carried out. The first one, strictly necessary for the correct state of conservation and operation of maritime signals, is programmed and executed throughout the contract. The second one appears as a consequence of possible breakdowns and consists of the repair and/or replacement of the damaged element.

Given that light pollution has become a problem that affects the conspicuity of navaids by navigators, one of the maintenance tasks will consist to perform inspections on every light signal both in the field as in our laboratory. Previously to these measurements, a light pollution study will be carried out in the 17 ports.
At MSM, we continue on working to offer our best services.