YAHUD, Israel, December 13, 2010/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magal Security Systems announced today that following its press release of November 22nd, 2010, it has signed a contract with the Port Authority of Kenya, valued at $21.4 million to secure the Port of Mombasa.
This contract follows a tender process, in which Magal S3 was one of 19 international companies that submitted proposals in a bid process directed by the World Bank, which will partially finance the project.
This turnkey project involves the development of civil and communications infrastructure, installation of a comprehensive security solution, commissioning, training and support.
The security solution to be supplied includes 10 kilometers of smart fence with Magal's innovative locating sensor - Barricade II; various types of gates with access control; a full CCTV solution with long range day and night surveillance cameras, static and PTZ cameras and supported by Magal's latest IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) product - Maestro DB; intercom and radio communication and other security elements. All of the above will be networked and integrated by Fortis - Magal's state of the art Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) system.
During the announcement and following the contract signing, Mr. Gichiri Ndua Managing Director of KPA and Mr. Shukri Barmadi Chairman of KPA, emphasized the importance of the project in the development of the regional port: "This project is key to securing the port, but more importantly, securing the trade and growth of Kenya and its neighboring countries. We are pleased to be working with Magal S3 and in making this a reality."
Mr. Jacob Perry, Chairman of the Board of Magal S3 commented: "We are delighted to enter into this major contract with the Kenya Port Authority, which represents a new partnership for our Company. The large scale of the project represents a significant business achievement and an important step in Magal's growth."
Eitan Livneh, President and CEO of Magal S3, added: "We are proud to have won this prestigious project. Mombasa is a major strategic seaport for East Africa, handling thousands of vessels every year. We bring a wealth of experience to the seaport security market - an important and growing market, which we have identified as a growth market over the past few years. We will work closely with the Port Authority of Kenya towards achieving ISPS (International Ship and Port facility Security) compliance, addressing the security challenges within this sensitive region."