Oceanic Dynamics and FusionIP to be deployed aboard large crew transfer vessels
|London, 29 October 2018 – Independent satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal has today announced it has signed a three-year contract with offshore support vessel provider Wind Energy Marine. The contract comprises the deployment of NSSLGlobal’s FusionIP VSAT terminal alongside its Oceanic Dynamics system aboard Wind Energy Marine’s new Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) operating from Nordsee Farm, near Bremen, Germany. FusionIP will automatically switch between VSAT and cellular connectivity, whilst the Oceanic Dynamics suite will centralise vessel performance, and assess the impact and “push on forces” reported on offshore structures.|
By combining the two solutions, the vessels will benefit from seamless connectivity provided by the FusionIP terminal, along with the comprehensive motion and impact analytics delivered by Oceanic Dynamics. They will provide Wind Energy Marine with an extensive set of tools to support maintenance and operation aboard its vessels.
|A unique “antenna solution” was developed and specifically engineered in-house to enclose and protect two antennas ensuring the seamless transition between the networks. No other service provider offers a single radome solution combining both cellular and VSAT connectivity, allowing maritime vessels to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks. The FusionIP antenna system is contained within a compact 60cm radome, ensuring that it can be installed on a wide range of vessel types.|
Ensuring a cost-effective and efficient fleet management, Oceanic Dynamics will provide Wind Marine Energy with the ability to monitor engine data, route information and GPS position, fuel efficiency, seasickness and whole body vibration HSE analysis, as well as passenger comfort and wellbeing analysis. It will allow vessels to contextualise cost efficiencies and ensure total onboard awareness with the help of a CCTV suite. The new system will also allow Wind Energy Marine to maximise on cost savings by improving efficiencies.
Paul Rutherford, Service Engineering Director at NSSLGlobal, commented:
“Wind Energy Marine has been building its presence in the market and we’re delighted it has decided to invest in our solutions to further strengthen its growth. A three-year contract is a real demonstration of its commitment to our technology, and we’re excited to be able to implement a combination of two NSSLGlobal flagship solutions that will ensure seamless network coverage and efficient vessel performance.”
Andrew Bagshaw, Managing Director at Wind Marine Energy, added:
“NSSLGlobal has demonstrated the expertise, experience and superior quality of solutions which we were looking for to support our growth in the maritime marketplace. Oceanic Dynamics will be indispensable in terms of ensuring efficiency and consistent quality of our services, whilst the FusionIP terminal will allow us to stay fully connected to our shipping network at all times. The team at NSSLGlobal has also been extremely hands-on throughout the installation process, which was completed without a hitch.”
About Wind Energy Marine
Wind Energy Marine is an offshore support vessel company operating a fleet of modern state-of-the-art vessels to the offshore wind industry. We are committed to building strong long-term relationships with our clients through exceptional customer service and proactive approach, Operating only class approved vessels with ISM we continually look to improve efficiency, safety and value for our clients. Our offshore support vessels are suitable during any phase of an offshore project through Planning, Survey, Construction, Diving operations, Cable-laying, Testing, Commissioning and ongoing O&M.
NSSLGlobal is a leading independent provider of satellite communications and IT solutions with innovation and customer service at the core of its DNA. It has service and sales offices globally including UK, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Norway, Singapore, US and South Africa.
With 50 years of experience in the government and maritime mobility markets, NSSLGlobal provides best-in-class satellite solutions working in partnership with some of the largest MSS and VSAT satellite operators including Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya, Telesat, Eutelsat, Intelsat, SES and JCSAT.
NSSLGlobal is forging a reputation as an engineering powerhouse by expanding its R&D and global support capabilities through targeted acquisitions such as the “SatLink” Hub and Modem technology, which is at the core of NSSLGlobal’s world class VSAT network; and snap.tv which provides a range of crew entertainment services which is unique to the industry and ensures that NSSLGlobal can steer the development and support roadmap to suit its customer’s needs.
NSSLGlobal offers an expanding portfolio of leading edge in-house solutions such as its next generation Cruise Control+ that provides cybersecurity assurance and IT managed services to support the move to digitalisation thereby freeing up customer’s time to focus on vessel’s operational priorities.
In June 2018, NSSLGlobal fully acquired UK Electronic Solutions Ltd, the creators of Oceanic Dynamics; an all-encompassing motion and impact monitoring system designed for the Offshore Wind Energy market. This is now the NSSLGlobal’s dedicated Wind Energy division based in Newcastle, UK which specialises in providing offshore communications and applications.
In early 2018, NSSLGlobal launched NSSLGlobal Technologies, its new R&D division where its two recent Norwegian acquisitions were combined. This includes Norwegian IPTV company snap.tv (acquired in December 2016), which focuses on multi-cast entertainment services over VSAT networks aimed at maritime and offshore companies as well as the acquisition of the SatLink communications technology; a premier maritime VSAT Hub and Modem technology (acquired at the end of 2017).
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