Offshore contractor equips fleet with XpressLink

08 April 2014: Global offshore contractor EMAS has equipped 35 vessels with Inmarsat’s XpressLink service.

The company took the decision to migrate from FleetBroadband in order to deliver enhanced services to its customers.

XpressLink is the world’s leading fully-integrated Ku-band and L-band solution using VSAT and FleetBroadband terminals. It offers unlimited data for a fixed monthly fee, while also delivering a fully-redundant and resilient satellite communications service.

GX upgrade

XpressLink also offers an easy upgrade path to Global Xpress (GX), which  is on schedule to achieve full global coverage by the end of 2014.

“EMAS has grown rapidly over the past 20 years and we take pride in providing our clients with quality service and support,” said Bennett Neo, CEO of EMAS Marine – EMAS’ offshore support services division.

“We always ensure that our fleet is at the forefront of innovation and our decision to migrate our vessels’ communications system to XpressLink allows us to deliver better services to our customers in a commercial environment in which service quality is an important differentiator.”

Reliable solutions

Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime said: ““Inmarsat understands the complexity of offshore support operations and we are committed to provide this sector with reliable communications solutions in order to help them manage the pressure of growing customer demands.”

With a combined fleet of more than 65 marine support and offshore construction vessels and over 8,000 employees located all over the world, EMAS is a leading full field contracting group. It provides specialised marine support services, subsea construction and offshore installation, and floating production, fabrication and well services to the global offshore energy sector.

It has a 40-year track record of providing subsea engineering solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry.