Simon Mokster's Stril Server Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV)
Marlink has concluded a project to significantly increase the Internet speeds aboard the Simon Mokster owned Stril Server Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV). Simon Mokster runs a fleet of 23 advanced offshore support vessels that are connected to shore and each other using Marlink VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) services. The extra bandwidth for Stril Server was required by client engineers on a project at the Westernmost Rough offshore wind farm on the UK’s east coast, from September 2014 until February 2015.
Marlink increased the available bandwidth on board to 8Mbps downlink and 4Mbps uplink. This enabled the client to operate its own dedicated network aboard Stril Server, facilitating updating and management of documentation using tablet computers. Engineers and managers could read and edit documentation from their tablets, enabling them to work more effectively through greater collaboration and convenience. A specially installed on board server would synchronise all data with the client’s on board and shore-side network to ensure all documentation was fully up to date. The increased bandwidth facilitated the reliable, fast transfer of all data.