- Satellite Evolution
Norwegian offshore wind provider chooses AXESS Networks for its maritime operations in North Sea
AXESS Networks Maritime, a global leader of satellite-based maritime communications solutions has announced that it has entered into an agreement with a leading offshore wind service provider to deliver encompassing connectivity services for its maritime operations in the North Sea.
The strategy of the well-known offshore wind company is to provide a fleet of state-of-the-art service vessels to the offshore wind industry, combined with a suite of adhering services, to reduce levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for offshore wind.
The satellite connectivity service is delivered to the company’s first two newbuilds of a series of Walk-to-Work Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (“CSOV”). After delivery, the company will have a fleet of SOV vessels designed specifically to support commissioning works during the construction of wind farms, as well as supporting operations and maintenance during the lifetime of offshore wind farms, bottom fixed and floating.
AXESS Maritime supports the company’s key operation with a multi-year contract via hybrid VSAT set-up, to ensure seamless connectivity. Within the service AXESS offers a separate crew and client network on an ST Engineering iDirect platform with the ability to up- and downgrade on demand.
“With our strong regional network, which is designed for critical operations with high throughput requirements, the offshore wind service provider found in AXESS Maritime the ideal partner for their end-to-end managed connectivity needs. We are looking forward to further expand our partnership with such a major player in the offshore wind industry and are proud to serve windfarms and therewith the route to renewable energy”, states Athina Vezyri, President of AXESS Networks Maritime.
The partnership between AXESS Networks Maritime and one of Norway’s key offshore wind service providers marks a further step towards becoming the leading provider of satellite connectivity in the offshore wind industry.