The Netherlands: Imtech Marine Inks Global Contracts for VSAT and TVRO
Imtech Marine has recently signed Global Distribution and Service agreements for satellite communication (VSAT) and satellite TV (TVRO) products with three prominent manufacturers. Via its company Radio Holland, Imtech Marine already had (long) relationships with Intellian, Jotron and Thrane & Thrane, which are now extended for VSAT and TVRO.
All Imtech Marine branches (80 around the world) will supply, install, commission and service the systems and arrange airtime.
The agreements are in line with Imtech Marine’s multicard strategy, focussed on quality solutions. As a full service provider and system integrator Imtech Marine’strategy is focussed on life cycle management partnership and on increasing the value of the ship’s operations.
In the case of Intellian Technologies (South Korea) the agreement involves a series of VSAT and TVRO products (including the Intellian® v110). Jotron SatCom (Norway) and Imtech have signed an agreement to expand the range concerning Jotron’s B120 VSAT antennas and at Thrane & Thrane (Denmark) an agreement was concluded on the Sailor® 900 VSAT and Sat TV.
‘Global VSAT gives ship owners a reliable, cost effective maritime broadband communication solution. We will take care of the complete spectrum of this innovative technology worldwide, from supply to service and maintenance’, says Eric van den Adel, Managing Director of Imtech Marine. ‘The VSAT connection is part of an integrated service and maintenance infrastructure which enables remote monitoring and maintenance. This service takes place via our 24/7 service desks in Rotterdam, Houston and Singapore. In line with our strategy, we are the connectivity and maintenance partner for our clients throughout the total life cycle of their ship, during construction, retrofit and throughout the operational phase by maintenance and repair. We have chosen for a selected number of suppliers with whom we are proud to have a strategic long-term partnership.’
With its global VSAT Network Imtech Marine covers all major shipping routes and provides guaranteed Quality of Service. By signing the global agreements with the VSAT equipment manufacturers, Imtech Marine can offer the customer a choice of total solutions including hardware, airtime, installation and service. In combination with worldwide support by trained service engineers, these are connectivity solutions that ship owners can rely on.
Imtech Marine is a leading company in the global maritime market, operating as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship. Imtech Marine specialises in automation (platform and bridge), navigation & communication including connectivity, energy and drive solutions, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solutions and fire protection technology, entertainment, lighting and maritime services. Imtech Marine provides innovative systems and reliable services during the full lifetime of the ship. In 2011, Imtech Marine reached annual revenues of 500 million euro, employing over 2,600 staff at 80 offices in 25 countries, based along shipping routes and close to shipbuilding centres.
Source: imtech, March 13, 2012