ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands – Allseas Group SA has awarded SpeedCast International Ltd. a satellite service contract that covers Allseas’ flagship vessel, the Pieter Schelte, the world’s biggest ship, which took to the seas for the first time for sea trials in September. The satellite service provides high-performance broadband connectivity for mission-critical communications between the vessel and land-based operations.
SpeedCast designed a customized communications solution to meet Allseas’ unique requirements for the Pieter Schelte, which include operational and ship management applications, as well as crew communications. SpeedCast’s solution utilizes dual maritime VSAT systems, with frequency diversity, including C-band and Ku-band, as well as an L-band backup, to provide Allseas with a communication solution that has global coverage. The solution provides full system and equipment redundancy for both data and voice services to deliver guaranteed reliability under all operational conditions.