Brazilian offshore vessel owner selects SAILOR and Sea Tel systems to ensure reliable communication for client networks, vessel operations and crew use
Concord, California - Companhia Brasileira de
Offshore (CBO) has chosen Cobham SATCOM VSAT and Satellite TV
(TVRO) antennas in addition to radio communication equipment for
installation on six new Offshore Support Vessels (OSV). CBO's
state-of-the-art new OSVs have been commissioned to fulfil
development contracts offshore Brazil and will be entering service
during 2017 and 2018. The Cobham SATCOM equipment has been
installed and is already supporting operations on the first of the
new OSVs, with installation aboard the second vessel scheduled this
month. Installation on the remaining four vessels, which are still
in production at Oceana Shipyard in Itajaí, located in the state of
Santa Catarina - Brazil, is due to take place throughout 2017.
With a fleet of 27 Offshore Support Vessels mostly fitted with
SAILOR and Sea Tel satellite and radio communications technology,
CBO is one of the largest, most technologically advanced offshore
ship owners in Brazil and as such is a key operational partner for
oil & gas companies in the region. Based on its experience of
the reliability and functionality of Cobham SATCOM systems, CBO has
once again chosen SAILOR and Sea Tel for its next phase of
newbuilding. The Cobham SATCOM equipment contract was supported by
Cobham SATCOM's Brazilian partner Inovsat, which manages the
majority of CBO's on board communication technology and
CBO's new AHTS (Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels) are OSVs
designed to carry out anchor handling, towing and platform supply
operations, carrying a wide variety of cargoes, from liquid to bulk
cargo. All six vessels will operate with the same extensive Cobham
SATCOM installation, ensuring high availability of bandwidth for
data-centric operations in addition to high quality voice
communication over satellite and radio channels. Each vessel will
feature two Cobham SATCOM Ku-band VSAT antennas; a Sea Tel 4009
dedicated to client networks on board and a SAILOR 900 VSAT for
ship operational and crew networks.
For crew welfare, while SAILOR 900 VSAT will provide access to
connectivity for browsing the Internet and keeping in touch with
home via Social Media and messaging, a Sea Tel ST80 TV system will
also be installed to provide high quality satellite TV for communal
areas on board. A complete SAILOR 6000 A3 GMDSS package also
ensures long and short range operational and safety communication.
The contract includes product training, which will be conducted by
Inovsat during May 2017.
"We are proud to work closely with CBO to deliver on its
communication requirements for its existing and new vessels,"
said João Lima, Director, Inovsat. "CBO has first-hand
experience of the quality and reliability of both SAILOR and Sea
Tel equipment on most of its fleet, so can expect the same
operational benefits when all six vessels enter operation in
support of its clients' offshore developments."
About CBO Group
CBO Group focuses on the maritime support navigation, including
offshore support vessels operating mid-size, such as Platform
Supply Vessels (PSVs), Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) and
inspection of vessels and underwater construction. It also operates
two shipyards, one in Rio de Janeiro and another in Santa
The company has executives with extensive industry experience,
and the highest principles of Safety, Environment and Health, and
operational efficiency, as well as accident prevention programs -
in line with the high standards of quality and processes of their
With a strong investment plan, CBO Group seeks to be among the
industry leaders, increasing its fleet in number and technological
content, while maintaining its commitment to the industry.
About Cobham SATCOM
Providing dependable communications and internet access
anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the
most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the
We design and manufacture these high performance products under
the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing
customers with outstanding performance, value and support through
our global sales and service network.
The most important thing we build is trust.
Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
We employ around 11,000 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission
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