Fast track delivery of communication services for major dredging project
Dredging International, part of the DEME Group, had been contracted in 2014 to undertake a major dredging project relating to the building of a new LNG terminal in Sabetta, northern Russia. In order to ensure efficient business communications between its own 8 vessels and other chartered vessels, and to retrieve almost instant dredging and survey data, DEME required stable, unlimited, and assured connectivity. Furthermore, this was needed within a time frame of 2 months, and was for a 3 month period only. Wärtsilä met this challenge with a single source solution, successfully deploying a VSAT installation including back-up communications with Iridium as well as VoiP, network management and airtime. The work was completed within just 4 weeks. So successful was Wärtsilä’s solution and fast-track capability that DEME decided to migrate the majority of its entire fleet to the same platform. This work was completed in 2016.