Built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), located in northern Germany, the 155-metre-long and 31-metre-wide ships are due to be delivered in February and July 2016. The vessels are already planned to be chartered by Helix Energy Solutions to service Brazilian offshore platforms and drilling sites.
L-3 SAM Electronics will deliver a specially designed multifunction IT network which will be connected with VoIP telephones and base stations used for DECT telephony, IP TV distribution and an IP CCTV camera system. The assembly also includes a high-precision clock facility with NTP server functionality.
On the communications side, digital UHF communications systems and a range of GMDSS equipment will be installed.
In addition, L-3 SAM Electronics will be providing various propulsion, electrical and safety systems onboard the ships.
“We are extremely proud to work with FSG and Siem Offshore on the two new state-of-the-art offshore supply vessels,” said Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 Marine Systems International.
“Following the successful recent completion of several comparable vessel installation projects, this award affords us yet another opportunity to demonstrate our range of specialised systems and expertise in supporting the global offshore shipping and platform industry.”