SpeedCast International, a leading satellite telecommunications service provider, has won a multi-year communications contract from Gulf Marine Services (GMS).
The new dual-beam Ku-band satellite service will provide high-performance broadband connectivity for client office applications and voice services across nine GMS barges, said a statement.
GMS is one of the largest providers of self-propelled, self-elevating accommodation jack-up barges in the world, it said.
The vessels work in offshore oilfields, often in harsh weather conditions, and therefore, require a reliable and high-quality connection between the vessels and the land-based operations.
Simon Cook, chief operating officer, GMS, said: “We have a modern fleet that enables us to serve our clients’ needs, which require sophisticated communications systems.
“Not only does SpeedCast achieve this, but they are also able to deliver an advanced, globally accessible communications solution that is reliable and has a proven operational deployment record.”
SpeedCast’s solution will initially deliver MBR 2048/512 CIR 512/256 links for each vessel, with scope to upgrade as necessary depending on client requirements, said the statement.
With SpeedCast’s global network and support capabilities, the vessels will benefit from enhanced communications and VoIP services for operations and crew welfare, it said.
SpeedCast will deliver principle support for GMS from its Dubai, UAE sales and support centre, backed by its global support network.
Pierre-Jean Beylier, chief executive officer, SpeedCast, said: “We are delighted that we can support the modern, innovative and sustainable solutions that GMS provides its partners in the offshore oil sector.
“Our Ku-band service is unrivaled, providing seamless connectivity and a powerful business solution to enable GMS to maintain its focus on providing its clients with efficient and cost-effective solutions.” – TradeArabia News Service
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