A Swedish tanker owner has chosen a supplier for satellite communications and onboard IT systems on its new dual-fuelled chemical carriers.
Älvtanks has selected Gothenburg-based Sea IT to supply VSAT satellite communications, cloud-based phone services and IT systems for two chemical carrier newbuildings.
Sea IT will provide its full suite of BlueCore products that includes:
These have been deployed on 2018-built LNG-powered Ramanda and will be installed on a second new dual-fuel chemical tanker that is scheduled for delivery in 2019. BlueCore is integrated with bridge systems and onboard IT on these tankers using BlueBox and BlueConnect.
BlueCore will assist Älvtank in remotely monitoring these tankers from the fleet management office.
BlueSat is Sea IT’s Ku-band VSAT service that enables applications such as voice over IP, internet access, secure and stabile video conferencing and instant remote management.
BlueTV enables the crew to use an IP-based infotainment system and BlueSky is a cloud-based telephone service that supports both IP and analogue phones.
BlueStar automatically switches onboard communications between different networks, based on their availability and costs.