LONDON – Inmarsat has secured a fleet-wide agreement with Tidewater to upgrade the majority of its active offshore support vessels to Fleet Xpress.
Tidewater was one of the largest users of Inmarsat’s legacy iFusion service, which was scheduled for network shutdown on Dec. 31, 2020. Tidewater and Inmarsat created a joint project team and comprehensive plan to fast track vessel installations and upgrades to deliver the project in six months, with a scope of 60 active vessels, across 15 countries and involving a team of 75 from the combined organizations.
All 60 vessels in the project were successfully transitioned before year-end and vessels experienced no disruptions during the iFusion shutdown events. In January, the company will have 56 active vessels with Fleet Xpress providing new capabilities for their vessels, crews, and customers.