Coltraco Portalevel Max

Elcome International Establishes Service Center for Coltraco Ultrasonics in UAE

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – April 28, 2016 – Elcome International, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the largest marine technology companies in the world, has been appointed by Coltraco Ultrasonics to provide service and technical support for its products in the United Arab Emirates.

Under the agreement, Elcome is establishing an authorized Organizational Delegate Authority (ODA) Service Center for Coltraco’s Portalevel™ MAX and Portascanner™ ultrasonic products at its headquarters facility in Dubai.

Portalevel MAX is Coltraco’s eighth-generation liquid level indicator. The UL-approved intrinsically safe product uses ultrasonic technology to detect the level of fire suppression agent contained within a cylinder. Coltraco has installed Portalevel products on more than 9,000 commercial vessels, 1,000 offshore oil and gas platforms, 500 power stations and 5,000 fire protection companies in 105 countries. Portascanner provides watertight integrity testing for hatchcovers, cable transit areas, flanges, doors, scuttles and steering gear seals. It is an efficient alternative to water hose or pressure testing.

“As an approved Coltraco ODA service station, we will provide annual recalibration and first-line repairs at our technology center in Dubai,” said Prasanth Gopalakrishnan, Deputy General Manager – Sales of Elcome International. “We are moving quickly to establish a team of factory-trained service engineers for the Coltraco products.”

“Elcome joins our growing network of Coltraco ODA service stations at strategic locations around the world,” said Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter, CEO & Managing Director, Coltraco Ultrasonics. “Elcome will enable us to provide prompt and efficient recalibration services and repairs for our products, minimizing downtime for our customers, in this important region.”


Based in Dubai, Elcome International LLC is a diversified turnkey solutions supplier of marine electronics, electrical and safety systems for the world maritime industry. Founded in 1969, Elcome is headquartered in a modern 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Dubai, with offices in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as a subsidiary and associated companies in India. The Elcome Group (including associated companies) has over 500 employees, including over 200 factory-trained engineers and technicians. The company is certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 by DnV. Elcome is the authorized sales and service representative for many of the world’s major manufacturers of marine products and systems, and manufactures its own line of type-approved marine electrical switchboards under the ELSYS brand name. The company provides shipboard installation and service for navigation, communication, automation, and safety systems, with 24/7 flyaway service. Elcome services over 600 vessels per month in the Arabian Gulf alone, with a first-time fix rate of 96 percent. In addition, Elcome is the region’s largest supplier of nautical charts and publications, both print and digital, and operates FTA approved training center and bridge simulator in Dubai.


Dani Gorgon
Elcome International LLC
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Jim Rhodes
Rhodes Communications, Inc.
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