LONDON– VisSim has contracted Kelvin Hughes to supply 11 SharpEye radar sets for protection of production platforms in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea.
The delivery will form part of VisSim’s marine asset protection and surveillance system.
Kelvin Hughes will provide 10 SBS-800-1 (3.7-m, or 12-ft, antenna) systems – the company anticipates installation of two radars per platform, and one SBS-800-2 (5.5-m, or 18-ft, antenna) onshore.
The SharpEye transceivers, employing a fiber-optic connection, will transmit more data at higher speeds, ensuring improved picture quality at the radar display. Additionally, Kelvin Hughes claims, the technology should lead to greater reliability, lower installation costs, and improved safety offshore by reducing the number of electrical connections.
The onshore SBS-800-2 system will consist of an upmast X-Band SharpEye radar transceiver with a low profile antenna.
Following testing, all the radars are due to be installed in August.