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SAM agrees offshore vessel deal

SAM Electronics reports that it has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of an IT network and associated equipment aboard Pieter Schelte, a €1.3 billion dynamically-positioned platform installation-decommissioning and pipelay vessel being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea on behalf of Swiss-based Allseas Group SA.

With a length of 382m and width of 117m, Pieter Schelte will be the world’s largest vessel of its type when it enters service, which is expected to be in 2014.

The new vessel is being equipped with a specially-designed multifunction IT network by SAM Electronics, based on a 10GB LAN network and two core switches.

The complete assembly includes an IP-based master clock facility for worldwide use, IP TV and video-on-demand equipment, powerful satellite antennas for internet access, and a VoIP telephone system featuring a GSM solution enabling vessel personnel to make telephone calls via their own cell phones.

Approximately 250 internal, external and underwater cameras will also be supplied, in addition to 30 strategically-sited viewing stations for monitoring pipelaying and lifting operations. SAM will also provide GMDSS safety equipment.

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