SEPOC

Achieving challenging offshore link to floating oil platform

When SEPOC, the Republic of Yemen’s leading national oil and gas company, needed to upgrade its communications network, particular challenges were presented by the link between its onshore facilities and its floating storage and offloading (FSO) facility, 7.2 km off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea.

A constant connection needed to be maintained, despite the over-water link and the constant movement of the FSO. 4RF Communications implemented a hitless space diversity link, using the 2 GHz band, to provide a reliable high bandwidth link, delivering 24 Mbit/s capacity to the FSO.

Hitless space diversity was essential for this deployment, as it eliminated signal fades over water caused by the changing tides and relative locations of the antennas.

4RF, System Engineer
Aprisa XE Case Study - Offshore Link English

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