8th April 2014: EMAS, a leading global contracting group providing offshore/subsea construction, marine, production and well intervention services, has equipped 35 vessels with Inmarsat’s XpressLink service. The company took the decision to migrate its vessels from Inmarsat FleetBroadband to XpressLink to more efficiently deliver enhanced services to its customers.
XpressLink is the world’s leading, fully-integrated Ku-band and L-band solution with VSAT and FleetBroadband terminals. It is proving highly popular with ship owners across the world with its offer of unlimited data for a fixed monthly fee, while also delivering a fully-redundant and resilient service.
XpressLink also offers an easy upgrade path to Global Xpress, 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 Mr Bennett Neo, CEO of EMAS Marine (EMAS’ offshore support services division). “We always ensure that our fleet are 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.”
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 over 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 providing specialised marine support services, subsea construction and offshore installation, floating production, fabrication and well services to the global offshore energy sector coupled with a 40-year track record of providing subsea engineering solutions for the offshore oil and gas industry.
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EMAS – a leading global contracting group providing offshore/subsea construction, marine, production and well intervention services – is Ezra’s operating brand. With offices across five continents, it prides itself in having the right people and solutions for the oil and gas (O&G) industry by combining its global footprint and proven engineering skills with a diverse offering of premium assets and services designed to fully meet clients’ needs.
Operating in unison, Ezra’s core divisions are able to execute a full spectrum of seabed-to-surface engineering, construction, marine and production services anywhere in the world.
About XpressLink & Global Xpress
The XpressLink solution from Inmarsat is a fully integrated and managed combination of VSAT and market-leading FleetBroadband™ delivering unlimited data availability across the world’s oceans. It includes a free double bandwidth upgrade at the same fixed monthly rate when Inmarsat’s Global Xpress constellation becomes commercially available from 2014. The integrated solution means that ship and shore communications can be seamlessly and professionally managed and supported end-to-end thanks to Inmarsat’s state-of-the-art global infrastructure. The dual system design also results in unmatched redundancy delivering near 99.9% satellite availability.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
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