Marlink to Power Always-On Connectivity at Renewable Energy Project in Chad
French renewable energy solutions provider Vergnet Group has selected Marlink to provide a satellite-based connectivity solution for its hybrid wind farm/power station construction project in Amdjarass, Republic of Chad. Vergnet Group is the EPC provider to its client Agence Developpement Energie Renouvelable (ADER) for the development of the station where Marlink’s Premium Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) service will provide a reliable link to remotely monitor the facility, ensuring Amdjarass residents have a stable and constant energy supply on site.
Vergnet Group has developed a facility featuring four GEV MP 275kW wind turbines and Hybrid Wizard technology, enabling Amdjarass to become the first city in Chad to be 100 percent powered by renewables. In order to remotely monitor and maintain the facility, Vergnet Group needed a highly reliable, always-on and secure link to its operations control center in France. To achieve this, they chose Marlink’s VSAT solution for initial operations.
Marlink connectivity enables the site to be managed efficiently by Vergnet Group’s expert remote operators, with a guaranteed, redundant VSAT link for high-speed Machine-to-Machine (M2M) data transmission. In addition, the solution provides remote control/access to the power plant as well as connectivity for internet and email.