About us

Our mission

Orange Marine is specialized in the field of submarine telecommunications from the initial design and engineering, to installation of intercontinental and regional links, and maintenance of existing cables.

In operation since the mid-nineteenth century, the submarine cable  industry FCR – France Cables and Radio – became a 100% subsidiary of Orange Group in 1999. The Orange Marine fleet is one of the most experienced in the world and represents 15% of the world fleet.

In total, Orange Marine has installed more than 160,000 kilometers of fibre optic submarine cables in all oceans. The ships carried over 540 repairs on routes, some of which by 5.500 meters of depth.

In October 2010, Orange takes control of Elettra, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia. Its management is delegated to Orange Marine, which now operates 6 cable ships from marine bases or from foreign ports.

The legal structure of Orange Marine manages several companies, all 100% subsidiaries, including Chamarel Marine Services and SIMEC, which designs, manufactures and operates submarine vehicles (ROV, ploughs, trenchers and crawlers).


Through the development of its submarine network, Orange contributes to the development of a global network of high quality. These cables are vital arteries of transmission enabling the Group to have powerful tools at controlled costs to meet the growing needs of customers. The economic issues of the installation and maintenance of submarine cables are high. They represent a key asset for the Group’s objective to democratize access to the Internet, particularly in Africa, where it is already present in twenty countries.




Local and International presence