Ceona Offshore has selected Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) to deliver on-board communications solutions for its new field development asset, the Ceona Amazon.
EMC provided satellite connectivity services for the vessel’s main operations, including voice and crew welfare communications.
The vessel will be equipped with a 570t multiple-lay pipe tower and two 400t offshore cranes that will work in tandem at Huisman’s yard in Schiedam.
Ceona Offshore’s vessel will have the capacity to operate in several pipelay and operational modes. The ship is equipped with a large storage capacity and heavy subsea construction capability.
The Ceona Amazon also has a configured G-lay pipelay system, which unites parts of tried-and-tested pipelay systems.
The field development asset will start operations in early 2015 to support deepwater projects worldwide.
Ceona Offshore EVP business development Mark Preece said: "The Ceona Amazon is designed with advanced features and technology to provide our global clients with the most efficient and safe field development services, whether [engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning] EPIC or [transportation and infrastructure] T&I contracts in the oil and gas market."
Ceona Offshore COO Stuart Cameron said: "We needed a global communications providers with reliable network coverage to complement the high-tech capabilities of the Ceona Amazon.
"We chose EMC as our connectivity service provider to leverage their global infrastructure, reliable satellite capacity, teleports and field support."
EMC delivers field engineering support to maintain its services. The company’s field support centres are located in important oil and gas markets and stock antennas and communications equipment, as well as spare parts for rapid deployment of services.
Image: The Ceona Amazon vessel will be equipped with a 570t multiple-lay pipe tower and two 400t offshore cranes. Photo: courtesy of Ceona.