Castor Marine, our partner in the Netherlands, was approached by Wagenborg Offshore to supply a seamless connectivity installation to their fourth Walk-to-Work (W2W) vessel, named the ‘Koenigsborg’.
A Walk-to-Work vessel needs to be able to perform multiple offshore support roles. The Koenigsborg offers accommodation for up to 40 people and is also equipped with an infirmary, reception rooms, a decontamination room, a recovery room, and a motion-compensated gangway.
They also needed a solution that could be managed remotely, making it ideal for monitoring, performing changes and software upgrades.
W2W vessels are often used by Oil, Gas and Offshore Wind companies. To carry out their work safely and cost-efficiently, the crew and additional maintenance or rescue staff need seamless internet connectivity, 24/7, for smooth operations and exchanging information with clients, suppliers, and HQ – especially in emergency situations.
Good internet access also improves the quality of life of crew members as it keeps them connected with families and friends.
The combination of Satellite and 4G LTE service allows the crew members to have connectivity wherever they are. By adding a Poynting OMNI-902 antenna the 4G service is available much further from shore resulting in good internet connectivity at more affordable prices.