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Solstad Offshore renews fleet communications contract with Marlink

Solstad Offshore has renewed its connectivity contract with Marlink for a fleet of 65 offshore vessels.

Under the contract Solstad’s vessels will be provided with Sealink, Marlink’s high-throughput Ku-band VSAT service with L-band back-up to ensure connectivity.

The contract comes in the form of a tailor-made package comprising five packages that allow Solstad to choose the hardware fitted to each vessel, ranging from basic 4G connectivity to a fully managed, high-throughput single or dual antenna VSAT system.

Christian Nesheim, ICT director of Solstad Offshore, said: “Reliable links with shore are vital in today’s industry to ensure operational efficiency and vessel safety, as well as improving quality of life for vessel crews by keeping them in touch with families ashore.

“Many of our clients work in the highly demanding oil and energy sector, and by providing them with outstanding connectivity Solstad will continue to deliver value at every level.”

Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime, Marlink commented: “Marlink has worked together with Solstad Offshore to produce a service offering which we believe to be unmatched in the industry. By enabling our customers to configure their connectivity to their exact requirements, we increase the value and service experience for our customer.”

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