Technip Expands Communications with MTN

By Eric Haun
Monday, July 07, 2014
Technip flagship, pipelay and construction vessel Deep Blue, will receive communications and content services from MTN.

MTN Communications announced that Technip, a company performing project management, engineering and construction for the energy industry, has awarded a new contract that will service a substantial portion of its global fleet with broadband communications. MTN has delivered communications to Technip for the past 10 years, and this enhanced contract more than doubles the number of Technip vessels MTN is serving. MTN will now provide communication services to fleet vessels in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.

“We have to complete many actions from our vessels while they are operational, such as critical project updates, 24-hour purchase requisitions back to shore, and live underwater video streaming,” said Stuart Millar, IT director for Technip in the U.K. “The MTN solution enables us to conduct our business activities while at sea, no matter the location around the world. Given this increasing demand on our IT communications systems, we needed to extend our onboard bandwidth and networks. MTN has figured new optimization technologies into the equation so we can accomplish this. In addition, MTN offers network management tools which help us design communications configurations for each project, yet are flexible so we can make changes when schedules shift or network demands vary. A comprehensive dashboard of real-time and historical information is available to support better decision-making. This allows our focus to remain on execution of our subsea projects.”

Technip has access to live event streaming from vessels if clients need to view progress on a project or if headquarters needs visibility of an emergency situation. For work/life balance, the Group utilizes MTN satellite services to provide online connectivity – traditional voice, Internet and video services such as live global TV service – in accommodation cabins, as well as common areas.

Technip reached out to MTN more than a decade ago after a hurricane knocked out its communications services. MTN was able to quickly deliver higher levels of redundancy, satellite connectivity and ground-based network services. From there MTN and Technip have expanded the service from basic voice telephony to a full-scale multimedia portfolio that mirrors the organization’s land-based enterprise.

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