Po­lar Crew & En­vi­ron­men­tal Wel­fare

OffComm News - - NEWS -

A marine geo­phys­i­cal com­pany with an en­vi­ron­men­tal agenda, Po­lar­cus spe­cialises in high-end towed streamer data ac­qui­si­tion from Pole to Pole. The com­pany se­lected Mar­link’s Sealink cus­tom­ized VSAT ser­vices to pro­vide con­nec­tiv­ity aboard two new X-bow de­sign seis­mic ves­sels: the Amani and the Adira, which are cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion at Ul­stein Verft in Nor­way. The ves­sels will fo­cus on en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly op­er­a­tions in Po­lar Re­gions. To meet the de­mand­ing data needs the two ves­sels will be fur­nished with the same cus­tom­ized Sealink sys­tem cur­rently in use aboard five other Po­lar­cus ves­sels. It is based on dual C- band an­ten­nas with au­to­matic switchover, ded­i­cated fulldu­plex band­width through a Sin­gle Chan­nel Per Car­rier (SCPC) satel­lite link, in­clud­ing sev­eral LAN net­works on board, eight si­mul­ta­ne­ous voice lines and ac­cess to Mar­link’s pre­paid op­tions. It also en­ables GSM ser­vices when in range and features Irid­ium Pi­lot as back-up, to en­sure con­tin­u­ous, global con­nec­tiv­ity ~ re­gard­less of lo­ca­tion. Jan Ei­nar Bringedal, VP of sales at Mar­link said: “In the case of Po­lar­cus ves­sels, the con­nec­tiv­ity has been cus­tom­ized to sup­port the com­pany’s spe­cific op­er­a­tions and crew wel­fare, whilst strength­en­ing Po­lar­cus’ abil­ity to pioneer seis­mic ex­plo­ration with re­spon­si­bil­ity and with­out harm to the global en­vi­ron­ment.” Should any tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties arise, for ex­am­ple with the ves­sel en­gines, re­mote di­ag­no­sis via IP ap­pli­ca­tions on via Sealink con­nec­tiv­ity helps to re­solve any is­sues quickly, there­fore avoid­ing im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. Mag­nus Oberg, vice pres­i­dent in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy at Po­lar­cus said: “Although the pri­mary use for our con­nec­tiv­ity is op­er­a­tional, it’s also vi­tal that we pro­vide crew with a way to com­mu­ni­cate with friends and fam­ily, and engi­neers on board to work re­motely with ex­perts on land. The Sealink ser­vice al­lows us to man­age ex­actly how the con­nec­tiv­ity is used, which sup­ports our seis­mic op­er­a­tions and IT or­gan­i­sa­tion.”

For seis­micves­sels, cruise­and pas­sen­ger ships, off­shore­plat­form­sor­mar­itime­trans­portves­sels, Sealinkcus­tomisedVSATde­liv­er­scon­nec­tiv­i­tyto ex­act­in­gre­quire­ments.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from International

© PressReader. All rights reserved.