EMC has announced that it has agreed a multi-year contract with an unnamed oilfield services company to provide satellite broadband communications for its vessels on a global basis.
Inmarsat, Cobham SATCOM and Beijing Marine Communication & Navigation Company (MCN) have announced the largest Fleet Xpress installation project to date, with Nanjing Tanker Corporation (NTC) of China to outfit 70 ships with the Ka-band VSAT service.
Maersk Tankers has agreed a long-term strategic ICT systems and support deal with Sea IT, covering all vessels operating within its fleet.
Transocean has signed a contract to install the Harris CapRock One system on its entire fleet of vessels, as part of a multi-year contract renewal for complete managed communications services.
Carisbrooke Shipping has agreed a deal to install Marlink Ku-band VSAT on its fleet of dry cargo and multi-purpose vessels. Delivery is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Satellite operator SES and FRIENDSHIP, a non-governmental organisation, have installed maritime VSAT systems with an e-Health platform on three of FRIENDSHIP’s floating hospital ships – Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital, Emirates Friendship Hospital and Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital (formerly the Rainbow Warrior II).
Radio Holland has been awarded contracts to deliver and install navigation systems and VSAT packages for four newbuild vessels being built at Royal Bodewes in The Netherlands, two for the Meriaura Group and two for Eureka, part of SMT Shipping.
Marisatcom Satellite Communications and its partner SeaNet report that they have recently completed the delivery of five ASE Iridium Comcenter Citadel systems to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, the first tranche of a contract for 14 emergency comms packages expected to be delivered by end of July 2016.
Inmarsat has announced that it has completed a successful trial and subsequent commercial order for its Fleet Xpress service in Antarctic waters on board the adventure cruise ship Ocean Nova, in conjunction with its partners Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations.
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