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 dome is contained within a compact 60cm radome, ensuring that it can be installed on a wide range of vessel types.
Ensuring cost-effective and efficient fleet management, Oceanic Dynamics will provide Wind Marine Energy with the ability to monitor engine data, route information and GPS positioning, 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.”