Harris CapRock to provide VSAT services to Siem Offshore

Written by Nick Blenkey

harriscapHarris CapRock Communications is to deliver turnkey Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) communications to five Siem Offshore supply vessels, located offshore in Brazil. The SeaAccess solution will enable Siem to extend its corporate IT network and applications to its vessels.

“We require a robust communications solution onboard our vessels to support our crew and our day-to-day operations,” said Cato Engebretsen, director of supply chain for Siem Offshore Inc. “It’s important for our fleet to be fully connected to headquarters and our other offices at all times, and after assessing the capabilities of Harris CapRock and its ability to provide local service and support in Brazil, it was the clear choice for our team.”

Harris CapRock will deploy end-to-end VSAT communications to enable corporate networking, internet access, Voice over IP, real-time monitoring and reporting, and crew morale services. All equipment will be tested in Aberdeen, U.K., and then shipped and installed locally in Brazil. The turnkey solution includes network design, equipment and installation, as well as service and 24/7 support from Harris CapRock’s Customer Support Center (CSC).

The contract has the potential to be extended to an additional four vessels.

Harris CapRock was selected as Siem Offshore’s communications partner as a result of its experience in providing local service and support in Brazil, combined with its reputation for delivering highly reliable solutions.

Harris CapRock Communications is a global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions for remote and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 network operations centers, local presence in 23 countries and more than 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.

January 24, 2012

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