ASCO, Ultra form offshore traffic monitoring alliance
Supply base operator ASCO and Ultra Electronics have won a long-term contract to provide integrated offshore collision avoidance monitoring services.
ABERDEEN, UK – Supply base operator ASCO and Ultra Electronics have won a long-term contract to provide integrated offshore collision avoidance monitoring services.
The client is an unnamed international operator.
Under the two companies’ new alliance, Ultra Electronics will deploy multiple platform-based radar early warning systems to detect and gather vessel data in order to address the risks posed to offshore installations by marine traffic.
ASCO’s onshore control room team will use the data for monitoring purposes, with other teams on offshore platforms and emergency response and rescue vessels also tracking the data.
ASCO UK CEO Craig Lennox said: “Ultimately, our goal is to combine existing radar capability and supplement it with the innovative technology and skill of both organizations to create an interconnected network for theNorth Sea vessel market.”
Craig Revie of Ultra Electronics added: “By providing monitoring and safety systems that reduce manpower and increase opportunities for the efficient deployment of assets, Ultra hopes to expand this approach to other offshore operators in theNorth Sea and other regions to support cost saving during these challenging times.”