EMC has announced the award of a multi-year contract with the leading global oilfield services company to provide mission-critical satellite broadband communications for its vessels worldwide.
Under the contract, EMC will provide equipment, global bandwidth, services and support for seismic vessels and service vessels. The company will deliver its solution via a global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) mobility platform unmatched in the industry. EMC will retrofit the vessels with C- and Ku-band antennas configured for steady state bandwidth services. In addition, it will enable immediate on-demand increases to accommodate unforeseen customer projects, budget changes and events. Automatic beam switching (ABS) technology will ensure seamless transitions as the vessels move from one satellite spot beam to another while providing selective band services within regions. Technicians can avoid service interruptions that can result from making physical changes to onboard systems.
“EMC has more than 35 years’ experience total, and 15 years servicing the international oil and gas sector,” says Hadassa Lutz, president of Energy Services at EMC. “Today we deliver solutions to the majority of the energy industry’s Top 10 global companies. This is because we offer an unprecedented value proposition of seamless global coverage, differentiating technical solutions and unmatched customer service. We have 52 field service centres around the world, covering all the major energy regions, staffed by EMC-employed certified field technicians. This ensures rapid, efficient service wherever the vessels operate. In addition, our extensive internal experience in licensing will enable us to assist this customer with regulatory compliance as the vessels move from place to place around the world.”