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Global Maritime and UniSea to provide DP software to SolstadFarstad

Tue 15 May 2018 by Ed Martin

Global Maritime and UniSea to provide DP software to SolstadFarstad
The new solution will be integrated with existing software on SolstadFarstad OSVs (credit: JoachimKohlerBremen)

SolstadFarstad has awarded a five-year contract to provide its offshore support vessel fleet with dynamic positioning software to Global Maritime and UniSea.

The software is intended to avoid downtime on ships and boost the knowledge and experience of employees. It will operate alongside existing software aboard SolstadFarstad vessels.

Global Maritime chief executive Egil Kvannli said “This is the biggest contract in Global Maritime’s history for the implementation and documentation of dynamic positioning assurance on clients’ vessels.”

He noted that the business must change and become more digital and the contract would provide effective solutions for this.

SolstadFarstad’s chief operating officer Tor Inge Dale noted that it was a strategic solution for the company to choose delivery partners that can help set the company for a digital future.

Stavanger, Norway-based Global Maritime is a marine, offshore and engineering consultancy specialising in marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services. Established in 1979, the company operates in Europe, America and Asia.

SolstadFarstad was formed by the merger of Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea Supply and REM Offshore in June 2017. Its fleet of 147 vessels is the largest in the supply, anchor handling, construction and renewable sectors. The company is based in Skudeneshavn, Norway.

Norwegian software company UniSea focuses on HESQ and operation software solutions for the offshore industry.

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