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"Powering humanity into the future."
—Company Motto

The Concordance Extraction Corporation, also referred to as CEC, is a public trading company at the forefront of the deep space mining industry. They are the largest solar mining and extraction company in the Earth colonies and the fifth largest company in terms of market capital.[1] The CEC was responsible for the creation of the giant Planet Cracker-class starships.

P.C.S.I. Sec was the police force on the CEC's flagship, the USG Ishimura.

P-Sec was responsible for maintaining order on the mining colonies established by the CEC.


The CEC are the owners of the USG Ishimura and USG Kellion, apparently possessing many other similar vessels as well. Isaac Clarke, Zach Hammond and the pilots of the Kellion all worked for the CEC. The company seemed to be heavily linked to Unitology as it sent the Ishimura to retrieve Marker 3A and apparently had no qualms about partaking in illegal mining operations frequently, as stated by Captain Benjamin Mathius in a log: "Just another illegal mining operation for the company."

Their logo is a large "C" with either a red or gold planet, depending on the logo, and the corporation's headquarters is based on Earth. The company likely profits in the trillions or hundreds of billions from mining as Hanford Carthusia mentioned that the CEC invested hundreds of billions into Aegis VII. The CEC owns and operates at least two ship yards: One on Mars and the other on an orbital ship yard located above Earth.

The extent to which the CEC is linked to the Church of Unitology was clarified by Executive Director of Colonial Mining Affairs Warren Eckhardt, as he was responsible for swapping out much of the crew of the Ishimura with Unitologists prior to its mission to Aegis VII.

Isaac Clarke was an engineer working under the CEC, specializing in spaceship maintenance and operation of ship machinery. Ellie Langford also worked for the CEC as a Class 4 heavy equipment pilot on Titan Station.

After the Ishimura incident, it seemed that unemployment in the CEC increased in drastic numbers as planetcracking started to lose its credibility and safety.

CEC Fleet[]

The CEC is known to own and operate more than four hundred deep space vehicles including five Planet Cracker-class starships.[1]

Planet Cracker-class[]

  • USG Castle[2] - Unknown, presumed active.
  • USG Ishimura[2] - Flagship,[1] current status likely destroyed following the destruction of Titan Station.
  • USG Perseus[3] - Unknown, presumed active.
  • Unidentified Planet Cracker-class ship, destroyed by gravity tether failure in the Wanat Disaster in 2497.
  • Two other unidentified Planet Cracker-class ships[4]

Resource Extractor-class[]

Personnel Conveyor-class[]

First Responder-class[]

Unknown Class[]

Notable C.E.C. Personnel[]


  • The CEC logo is meant to be a C clamping down and pulling on a planet; a variant of the logo seen on the Ishimura's Mining Deck actually shows the clamped planet fracturing into several pieces.
  • Despite the theory of the circle in the logo representing Mars, due to its red colouration, the logo also appears as a plain, gold/yellow circle in other variations, thus disproving or ruling out this particular theory.
  • Also, if you shine the flashlight on the logo in both games on board the Ishimura, the planet will turn green. A sign on the Medical Deck in Chapter 2 of Dead Space claims this is an authentication measure by the CEC.
  • The CEC is referenced in a trailer for Battlefield Hardline, having been awarded new mining rights in a "landmark high court ruling."[5]
  • Some of the RIG suits used by the S.C.A.F. during their expedition to Tau Volantis have the CEC logo on the sleeves.



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