Asian Offshore Vessels Select Synectics for Surveillance
Global surveillance business Synectics has secured key contracts to supply integrated surveillance solutions for three oil and gas vessels within the Asia Pacific market.
Two LNG carriers and an FLNG facility, which will be located in the South China Sea, will be protected by Synectics’ COEX camera stations, and will benefit from Synectics’ Synergy command and control platform.
The LNG carriers, built by a leading South Korean shipyard, will use a combination of COEX C3000 and C2000 camera stations (PTZ and fixed) to monitor mooring space, cargo manifolds, deck operations, and vessel-critical infrastructure such as the boiler, motor and compressor rooms. Microphones will also be integrated into a number of camera stations to facilitate process monitoring.
Over 60 COEX camera stations will also be deployed on the non-propelled FLNG vessel which is designed to produce 1.5 million tonnes of LNG each year. With an ‘at sea lifespan’ of 20 years, the cameras will be installed on both the hull and topside for monitoring production storage and offloading areas.
Synergy, Synectics’ open platform solution that enables alarms and events, security and process control sub-systems, video, and data to be monitored, managed, and recorded from a single unified interface, will be used by both the LNG carriers and FLNG vessel.
Kenny Tan, Synectics’ Asia Pacific Regional Director, said: “Synectics has a strong heritage within the oil and gas market – our COEX camera stations have been protecting offshore and onshore assets for the past 30 years. These contract wins add another important milestone to that longevity and, combined with Synergy, will unify onboard vessel systems, improve incident response and facilitate heightened levels of situational awareness.”
In 2014, Synectics consolidated its Asia Pacific operations into a dedicated regional headquarters to provide focused, local support for customers. It is a development that has been crucial to the business’ success in the region.
Amedeo Simonetto, Business Development Director at Synectics, said: “Our solutions protect critical assets across the globe – we are able to combine that knowledge and experience with on-the-ground support. A presence in the region is invaluable and was certainly a factor in securing these contracts.”