Marine energy transportation, storage and production company
Teekay will continue to utilize Marlink's Sealink VSAT solution
across its entire shuttle tanker fleet, following a recent
contract extension and upgrade.
Teekay, the world's largest owner and operator of shuttle
tankers, has employed Marlink's high bandwidth global Sealink
VSAT solution for its entire shuttle tanker fleet since 2011. The
latest contract extension and upgrade secures Teekay's ability to
benefit from remote operations and support crew welfare, and
includes a significant bandwidth increase to support even more
connected applications on board.
The increased Sealink VSAT capacity is already live across the
Teekay shuttle tanker fleet. In addition, Teekay has chosen the
Marlink solution for three new builds. Teekay will be provided
with ample bandwidth for crews to stay in touch with friends and
family ashore and a faster, more flexible platform for day-to-day
vessel and business operations. Teekay shuttle tankers will
continue to benefit from the already installed on board
equipment, including antennas, modems and routers.
"Sealink VSAT is integral to Teekay's ability to provide
efficient vessel operations in support of our global customer
base," said Deborah Sloan, Contracts Specialist, Teekay.
"Marlink's network has proven itself to be both reliable and
versatile, competitively meeting the high-end needs of our
technology focus on board. Sealink enables our ships to leverage
connected applications that improve our operational capabilities
so securing our partnership with Marlink while upgrading the
bandwidth is a natural step for us."
"Teekay's shuttle tanker fleet is one of the most advanced in the
world, but in order for Teekay to optimize its investment in on
board technology, robust, reliable and flexible VSAT connectivity
is a must," said Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink.
"We are committed to our position as Teekay's global VSAT partner
and looking forward to continuing to exceed the high-end
communication requirements of the Teekay fleet."