Vallianz Holdings accelerates digitalisation of offshore support vessel fleet

Comprehensive suite of services will enable Vallianz to achieve smarter offshore vessel operations amid growing competition, evolving industry requirements

Vallianz Holdings accelerates digitalisation of offshore support vessel fleet

Vallianz Holdings is accelerating the digitalisation of its fleet of offshore support vessels (OSV) with a comprehensive package of connectivity services from Inmarsat.

Through Fleet Data, provided on the Fleet Edge platform, Vallianz can collect, transfer, store and analyse IoT data to support decision-making in real time. Also included is Fleet Connect, which offers Vallianz and their technology partners access to the vessels through dedicated bandwidth The offshore specialist has already adopted ultra-low-bandwidth maritime-surveillance technology to enable live vessel monitoring from a shore-based operations centre.

Elisa Woodward, Head of Engineering, New Building and Technology, Vallianz Holdings, said:

“By utilising Inmarsat’s solution, the Group will be able to accelerate the digitalisation of our worldwide offshore support vessels fleet and lay the foundation for future developments based on IoT data and services. In an increasingly competitive offshore environment, Vallianz will be able to stand out from the crowd by offering our customers with smarter vessel operations that meet modern requirements for data analytics, cyber resilience, and seafarer welfare.”

Vallianz will also enhance crew welfare through Fleet Hotspot, which is a crew connectivity solution that recently won the Mission to Seafarers Innovation Award for its outstanding contribution to seafarer welfare. Fleet Hotspot allows the crew to maintain contact with loved ones ashore and access online entertainment on their own devices – without interfering with business-critical bandwidth. Vallianz will be providing each of its crew members with free internet allowance every month.

In addition, to combat the ever-evolving threat of cyber-attacks, Vallianz has signed up for Inmarsat’s Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management (UTM), a complete package of network security tools consolidated on a single device. Designed specifically for the shipping industry, Fleet Secure meets the International Maritime Organization’s 2021 functional cyber-security requirements for demonstrating cyber-risk management.

Vallianz’s contract with Inmarsat also includes Fleet Mail for secure and stable email, as well as Fleet Care which provides round-the-clock maintenance, repairs, and support for Fleet Xpress.