Global surveillance business Synectics has been awarded contracts for ten marine and offshore vessels including LNG Carriers, LPG Carriers and Floating Storage Regasification Units (FSRUs).
Scheduled for construction in South Korea and China, the international vessels will all be equipped with end-to-end surveillance solutions comprising Synectics’ COEX™ camera stations, Synergy command and control functionality, and tailored integrations.
The largest of the oil and gas vessel contracts will see COEX™ C2000 and C3000 High Definition camera stations, and Synergy Compact Ultra hardware platforms, deployed on six LNG carriers. Synectics, with over 30 years’ experience developing solutions for the oil, gas and marine sectors, will also be responsible for Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) and commissioning of the installed systems.
In addition to providing stand-alone camera control, video playback and secure incident/evidence management for each individual vessel, Synergy Compact’s on-board Synergy 3 software will enable each carrier to integrate surveillance data with third party systems - including radar - in order to improve situational awareness and threat detection.
The innovative new radar integration offered by Synectics has also been specified on one of the contracts for two Floating Storage Regasification Unit’s (FSRUs) – vessels vital to safe oceanic LNG transfer.
The FSRU projects will see a total of 40 hazardous and safe area Synectics COEX™ camera stations and wash systems deployed across the two vessels. Each vessel will also use Synergy 3 to monitor and manage surveillance and provide full situational awareness of safety, security and process stability.
In a further marine sector contract, Synectics will supply cameras and security/process management solutions for two LPG Carriers. As well as offering on-vessel surveillance management, the Synergy solution deployed will enable remote viewing and camera control.
All of the contracts will be supported by Synectics’ dedicated Asia Pacific regional office based in Singapore.
Darren Alder, Synectics Division Director for Oil and Gas, said: “The oil and gas market is going through a turbulent time but as these contracts show - for businesses like ours that have the right sector experience and international support infrastructure in place - quality opportunities are out there. We are delighted to have secured these marine projects based on our expertise, relationships with the major shipyards and ability to deliver end-to-end surveillance solutions.”