Copenhagen, 10 September 2014 — Seasat A/S, the Danish communications services provider, specialised in delivering reliable broadband, television and voice services for the maritime market announces today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Maersk Supply Service. The contract covers the delivery of 60+ VSAT systems with broadband airtime from Eutelsat and SpeedCast, and is based on SAILOR 900 antennas from Cobham SATCOM. The contract runs for 36 months – Seasat A/S will install and commission the systems as well as provide service and support to the vessels.
With this service setup, Maersk Supply Service will be able to enhance crew welfare and ship to shore connectivity in a global footprint.
Maersk Supply Service vessels will benefit from Eutelsat’s maritime connectivity services using SAILOR 900B VSAT antennas produced by Cobham that will be deployed and maintained by SEASAT. Using resources on four Eutelsat satellites Maersk Supply Service will be able to enhance crew welfare and ship to shore connectivity in a footprint extending from the Gulf of Mexico to South-East Asia.
Peter Faurhoej, Head of Navcom Systems at Maersk Supply Service, said: “Increasing charter and crew demand for fast and reliable internet require high quality equipment, a proven satellite provider and second to none service support. This additional multiyear contract with SEASAT will address our growing needs for reliable and cost effective communications services onboard our vessels. We are very satisfied with the tailor made setup, we have developed together with Seasat, and we are sure that our crew members and charters will be satisfied too.”
Olivier Risse, Director of mobile services at Eutelsat, added: “This contract is further evidence of how our newly expanded satellite footprint is benefiting the maritime sector that has high expectations for reach, dependability and cost-effective connectivity. We are proud that Maersk Supply Service and SEASAT continue to place their trust in us and that our Ku-band-based solutions are increasingly proving their value for crew welfare and ship to shore connectivity.”
Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast, added: “SpeedCast is pleased to support our long-term partner SEASAT for this opportunity with Maersk Supply Service. SEASAT has proven that they can handle large-scale projects effectively and reliability. Similarly SpeedCast has built a highly reliable and resilient maritime network to meet the needs of the most demanding customers, such as Maersk Supply Service.”
Kim Martinsen, Chief Executive Officer of SEASAT, concluded: “This agreement with Eutelsat enables us to step up our collaboration with Maersk Supply Service with operations all over the world. Thanks to Eutelsat’s global satellite coverage and flexible solutions for maritime service providers, we can offer our expertise in the maritime sector to multiple markets, notably for maintenance and support services where our experience is particularly acknowledged.”
About Seasat A/S
Seasat A/S is a Danish company, operating primarily in the Danish market since 2004 and based in Køge, south of Copenhagen. Seasat delivers complete VSAT solutions, with over 400 installations. Seasat strives to give our customers the best possible support – it a trademark of the company, which strives to be the best – not the biggest. Seasat specializes in providing internet access to the ship and crew, as well as voice services. SeaSat works with top-tier providers such as SpeedCast for Ku-band services and Iridium for L-band services. For more information, visit www.seasat.dk.
About SpeedCast International Limited
SpeedCast is a leading global network and satellite communications service provider offering high-quality managed networks services in over 60 countries; and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. Headquartered in Hong Kong, with 14 international sales & support offices and 24 teleport operations, SpeedCast has a unique infrastructure to serve the requirements of customers globally. With over 4,000 links on land and at sea supporting mission critical applications, SpeedCast has distinguished itself with a strong operational expertise and a highly efficient support organization, which are the foundation of SpeedCast’s success. SpeedCast is publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange under the ticker SDA (ASX:SDA). For more information, visit www.speedcast.com.
About Maersk Supply Service
Maersk Supply Service provides reliable, safe and efficient marine services to the global oil and gas industry. Maersk Supply Service is the market leader in deep-water services, and has both the vessels and the people to assist customers with any offshore task or challenge.
Maersk Supply Service has more than 2000 offshore and 250 onshore employees and for close to five decades, Maersk Supply Service’s industry leading training programmes have guaranteed that the company’s trusted crews are competent and proficient to provide the ideal support for the customers’ operations.
Maersk Supply Service is part of the Maersk Group which employs more than 89.000 people and operates in more than 130 countries. Maersk Supply Service belongs to the Group’s fifth core business, Services & Other Shipping, which apart from Maersk Supply Service consists of Damco, Maersk Tankers and Svitzer. In 2013 Maersk Supply Service had revenue of USD 930 million and delivered a result of USD 235 million. Read more at www.maersksupplyservice.com
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About Eutelsat Communications
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world’s leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 37 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 32 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service. For more about Eutelsat please visit www.eutelsat.com
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