Radio Holland to renew IT infrastructure for North Sea jack-up barge

(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — Radio Holland recently received the order to renew the complete IT infrastructure for the JB-115 jack-up barge. The order includes design, installation and commissioning of an IT network. The JB-115 is an existing platform which has an IT structure on board, that is no longer future proof.

The JB-115 operates as a “hotel at sea” with fixed accommodation up to 110 people and is often stationed at wind energy projects. Next to providing hotel accommodation, the JB-115 also provides operational support at sea, with a crane of 200 tons and a boom length up to 90 meters, a jacking system, mooring system and a helideck. The order for the JB-115 includes the new design and installation of the network with all necessary components and network security.

Radio Holland supplies the servers and computers and takes care of renewal of the telephone exchange. The network will be segmented so that barge, crew and customers who rent the platform have a separated and secure network. JB-115 is operational in Europe, mostly in the North Sea.

For the jack-up barges JB-117 (built 2012) and JB-118 (built 2013) Radio Holland already provided the complete IT infrastructure, as well as communication, entertainment and other navcom equipment. After the installation, Radio Holland provides 24/7 remote support for both jack-up barges. Recently, Radio Holland was also requested to take over the support of the IT and communication equipment on board the JB-114 platform. JB-114 and JB-118 are located and operational close to Abu Dhabi. JB-117 is operational in Europe.

Radio Holland, from its expertise in navcom, has built up a specialized know-how in IT projects. Among others Radio Holland has been commissioned to organize and provide the complete IT infrastructure on the newbuild Antarctic supply research vessel (ASRV) for the Australian Antarctic Division, built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen. In addition, Radio Holland has recently been awarded the contract for renewal and replacement of the complete IT network on board a megayacht.

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By Professional Mariner Staff