KVH VSAT to Provide Tanker Connectivity for Transpetro
Brazilian oil and gas transportation company Transpetro has chosen KVH Industries’ Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) connectivity services for the majority of its tankers. Transpetro provides transportation for the Brazilian state-owned Petrobras oil and gas company.
Transpetro chose KVH’s TracPhone V7-High Throughput Satellite (HTS) communications antenna system with a five-year airtime contract for 45 tankers. The installations will take place throughout the next 12 months in Brazil, where KVH’s subsidiary, KVH Brazil, has been in operation since 2011.
“We selected KVH for the global coverage and the data speed, which will enable us to improve operational efficiency and provide crew welfare,” said Transpetro Chief Information Officer (CIO). “Another deciding factor in choosing KVH VSAT was the ease of use in having one provider for the complete connectivity solution.”