SpeedCast, a satellite communications service provider, has been awarded a multi-year contract from EMAS AMC, EMAS’ subsea construction services division.
SpeedCast will provide satellite network connectivity for a total of 12 of EMAS AMC’s vessels, which perform a wide variety of missions including offshore pipe lay, installation and subsea construction.
EMAS AMC’s vessels are built and outfitted to execute complex projects in any environment, anywhere in the world. SpeedCast designed the communications solution from the ground-up, leveraging both Ku-band and C-band frequencies, to meet the unique requirements of EMAS AMC, which include office and ship management applications, voice telephony, as well as crew communications.
SpeedCast’s network will support EMAS AMC’s ability to execute a full spectrum of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, marine and production services throughout the world.
“EMAS AMC is always on the lookout for the latest technology to enhance value for our clients and communications are playing an increasingly important role in the operations of our vessels,” said Daniel Sack, Chief Operating Officer at EMAS AMC. “As we continuously develop our global presence, in all our key business regions, we needed a partner who could grow with us. SpeedCast has the global infrastructure to design and deliver a communications solution that meets our high standards. We look forward to developing a strong working relationship and expanding our business together with SpeedCast.”
“We are thrilled to be working with an industry leader such as EMAS AMC,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast. “The integrated offshore solutions and engineering services that EMAS AMC provides for the oil & gas industry are in high demand across all the markets that they serve.”
“Designing, installing, operating and maintaining a highly reliable and tailor-made communications solution to support mission critical applications is at the heart of SpeedCast’s abilities. We see a growing number of customers pursuing a more ambitious approach to their communications and therefore coming to us to help them put together the right solution,” Beylier added.
The contract is for an initial three-year period, with options to extend for an additional two years (3 + 2). The service has the option to be extended to additional vessels, as and when required.
Press Release, October 14, 2014; Image: EMAS