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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 

Radio Holland has recently received an order to renew the complete IT infrastructure for the 'JB-115' barge for the Jack-Up Barge company. 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' which accommodates up to 110 persons and is often stationed on wind energy projects. As well as providing hotel accommodation the JB-115 provides operational support at sea, with a crane of 200 tons and a boom length up to 90m, 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.

Patrick van ‘t Zelfde, Procurement Manager Jack-Up Barge Operations BV said: “The renewal of the IT structure on board of the JB-115 fits perfectly in the new developed Jack-Up Barge connectivity concept. Quite unique, we can provide high speed internet on board of all our barges when we are on the job location. The new IT structure enables and ensures safe and fast internet on board, which we can offer to our customers for a reasonable price. The choice for Radio Holland with their expertise and reliable service was a logical step forward.”

Peter Kalisvaart, account manager IT on board at Radio Holland NL said: “We already have a long relationship with Jack-Up Barge, working on various pro-jects and platforms, and we have proven our knowledge of IT. It was a natural step that they invited us to quote for the IT network on board the JB-115. Due to upcoming planned activities of this barge, the project will be completed before the end of February.”

Radio Holland has previously provided IT systems and upgrades on several other Jack-Up Barge vessels, including remote support.  Among other projects, Radio Holland has been commissioned to organise and provide the complete IT infrastructure on a newbuild Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) for the Australian Antarctic Division, built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, and RHNL has recently been awarded the contract for renewal and replacement of the complete IT network on board a megayacht.

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