MEO Group migrates entire fleet to Marlink’s smart network solution to accelerate digitalisation

Tuesday 31, January 2023

Successful trial results in fleet-wide migration to harmonise communications, accelerate group’s digitalisation and enhance crew connectivity

MEO-VesselOslo and Paris, 31 January 2023. Marlink, the smart network solutions company, is implementing a fleet-wide migration of its smart managed network solution for leading global operator Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO Group) to support the Group’s ongoing digitalisation program. The contract follows a successful trial during which MEO Group highlighted the network stability and reliable performance for its business operations.

As part of its managed hybrid solutions, Marlink will outfit 102 vessels of MEO Group with its Sealink VSAT solution, providing high throughput connectivity to the fleet of vessels. Personnel on transfer and vessel crews can utilise connectivity for welfare purposes. The company will accelerate its digitalisation strategy with enhanced data transfer to optimise its fleet operations and improve operational efficiency.

Using its XChange management platform, Marlink will deliver a fully managed service including network settings and secure file transfers between ship and shore. Using the smart routing capabilities of the XChange platform, MEO Group vessels will be able to send and receive data on the most appropriate channel and process data onboard at the edge of the network.

With operations in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, MEO Group are pioneers in the oil and gas, renewables and marine civil construction industries. Trusted by the world’s biggest energy companies, the Group offers a diverse range of vessels from crew boats, offshore support vessels through to specialised vessels services as well as project transportation solutions for project that require a full-service solution.

Marlink has designed and built intelligent network solutions around customer needs for more than 30 years, providing trusted global coverage through an unrivalled satcom and terrestrial hybrid network. Deploying managed services, enables Marlink to proactively take responsibility for system integration, handling critical data and managing service priorities.

As a global operator with a diverse fleet, we recognised the need to consolidate our communications with a provider with the capability to deliver connectivity and manage services wherever our vessels sail, said Darren Ang, CEO of MEO Group. Marlink’s VSAT solution and XChange platform proved their worth at the first time of asking, giving us the confidence to embark on this roll-out to deliver enhanced crew communications and enable digitalised fleet operations.
Marlink has worked in the specialist offshore sector for many years and we pay close attention to the particular needs of owners and operators in delivering business and crew connectivity, said Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink. Operators like MEO trust our managed hybrid solutions to provide the quality and functionality required to support their digitalisation and improve their business efficiency.

About Marlink

Marlink is the trusted partner in fully managed smart network solutions, based on an intelligent hybrid network and unrivalled digital solutions.

The company provides Smart Network Solutions, connecting people and assets around the globe and across all markets where conventional connectivity cannot reach or is not available. Marlink’s Intelligent Hybrid Network combines global satcom and terrestrial technologies via a proprietary global infrastructure.

The Marlink Smart Edge, an integrated service delivery platform, orchestrates and optimises all network elements and applications, from data handling and IT to application-based routing (SD Wan), cloud and Digital Solutions, including remote data and ITcyber security as well as IoT/OT solutions.

This provides customers with full ‘Peace of Mind’ that their chosen network solution is fully optimised, integrated and has the security required to operate more profitably and sustainably, increasing their efficiency and safety through operational optimisation, tracking and routing, monitoring and reporting.

Marlink’s Smart Network Solutions are provided as Managed Services meeting the highest quality standards and service level agreements. The company proactively monitors and supports network solutions, providing alerts, reporting and insights on performance and usage of connectivity, systems, and applications as well as advice and consultancy on how to further optimise customer networks.