Wind Energy Marine Opts For NSSLGlobal Kit

Satellite communications provider NSSLGlobal 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 on the Nordsee One offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

Paul Rutherford, Service Engineering Director at NSSLGlobal, said: “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.”

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.

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, NSSLGlobal said.

Andrew Bagshaw, Managing Director at Wind Marine Energy, said: “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.”

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