Rotterdam May 28, 2014 - Imtech Marine has been awarded a three-year contract by Northern Lighthouse Board to provide VSAT systems with connectivity and value added services. The contract also includes maintenance services for the five vessels operated by Northern Lighthouse Board and Trinity House in the UK. The five vessels maintain safe shipping lanes around the Scottish and English sectors of the British Isles coastline. The solutions provided by Imtech Marine will enhance the vessel operations and improve crew welfare by offering a reliable internet connection and communication. The value added services include a solution which efficiently separates business and crew usage.
Imtech Marine will also provide remote VSAT monitoring support on all five vessels. The on-board networks can be remotely accessed and supported by the customer’s IT department via the VSAT system. Next to this, the vessels will have a first line of fault reporting via the Imtech Marine Global Technical Assistance Centers (GTAC). Through GTAC, Imtech Marine monitors the vessels’ systems remotely around the clock, enabling early detection of problems and the remote correction of system faults.
In the port of Southampton the Trinity House vessel Patricia was the first of the five to have the connectivity solution of Imtech Marine installed.
Imtech Marine presently supports VSAT communication systems on over 300 ships operating worldwide, providing continuous remote monitoring of these satellite communication links via the Imtech Marine Global Technical Assistance Centers in Rotterdam, Singapore and Houston. Imtech Marine has over 100 service locations worldwide providing skilled VSAT technicians and spares to support customers operating globally.