Development of information technology has caused intensive construction of networks of mobile operators, which resulted in an increased demand for specialized companies that perform the full range of design, construction and installation work and services in this area.
In order to meet the demand for construction of communication facilities a team of specialists decided to establish a company in 2006 under the brand name “Ocean – Steelworks”, able to solve the whole range of tasks from getting an order to commissioning the new facility, as well as able to compete in pricing with companies on the market.
These years saw the first cooperation agreements with GC “Ocean” as a subcontractor for the construction, electricity supply and legalization of base mobile stations for OOO “Astelit”, LLC (ordered by OOO “AHMA”, LLC) and ZAO “Ukrainian Mobile Communications”, CJSC (now – PrAO “MTS Ukraine”, PrJSC). In parallel, the company selected a team of engineering and technical personnel, formed a brigade of highly qualified installers with permit to elevated and electrical installation work, and obtained certificates for its specialized activities.
In 2008 the company acquired a status of the general contractor, concluding its first direct contract with a leading Ukrainian mobile operator – ZAO “Ukrainian Mobile Communications”, CJSC .
Expanding the geography of orders led to the office establishment in the central region of the country. An electrical measurement laboratory was created. The number of customers of the company (among which are OOO “UkrTAUER”, LLC; OOO “NSN Ukraine”, LLC; DP “Utel”, SE; PAO “SITU”, PJSC) extends the scope of work.
In 2010, the company was first recognized as an industry leader in its market segment according to the National business rating.
Despite the crisis and construction decline in the industry, we managed to maintain and even increase the scope of work. We built and upgraded more than 500 facilities of different operators, including about 80 sites on the ground, more than 150 “roof” facilities, and 300 other upgraded facilities.
To move to a new quality level of control a system of quality ISO: 9001 was introduced in 2009.
At the same time, that period was marked by significant expansion of GC activities. Through participation in major national projects, we gained experience in installation of CDMA-450 networks, installation and commissioning of video surveillance systems, installation of fiber-optic communication lines and mounting non-standard steelworks.
In 2012, we entered a new market– the construction of industrial infrastructure facilities for agricultural purposes.
A strategic priority for the GC in this period was further diversification of the activities performed while reducing their cost without any loss of quality. One way to reduce the cost of the activity was to create our own production units engaged in metal fabrication for the GC’s needs and for external customers.
A significant increase in the scope and range of activities led to what has been a strategic decision to create a multi-brand Group – GC “Ocean” – with diversified activities for each of the brands.
Credibility of the “Ocean” brand and many years of experience in this industry allowed us to enter the international market and take part in the construction and maintenance of mobile networks in the Russian Federation.
Our achievements in 2013 and 2014 were awarded with a honorary title “Industry Leader”.
In 2016, the company was awarded by Huaewei as the best quality partner.