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December 11, 2014 09:00 ET

Ceona Offshore Selects EMC to Provide On-Board Communications for Its Newest, Flagship Vessel for Oil & Gas Subsea Construction, the Ceona Amazon

The Ceona Amazon Is Ceona's Largest and Most Innovative Vessel, Providing a One-Stop-Shop for Offshore, Oil and Gas Subsea Construction in 10,000ft Water Depth

ABERDEEN, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - December 11, 2014) - Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) announced today that Ceona has selected the company to provide on-board communications solutions for its newest, most innovative field development asset, the Ceona Amazon. Christened on December 3rd, EMC delivered satellite connectivity services for the vessel's main operations, including voice, and crew welfare communications using SpeedNet for faster internet browsing. 

The Ceona Amazon is a unique, one-stop-shop vessel with expanded storage capacity, 400mt mast cranes working in tandem, a 570mt laying tower, and a massive deck that can be configured to enable the installation of FPSOs, Semisubmersibles or TLPs. The massive field development asset will enter operations in early 2015 to support deepwater projects worldwide.

"The Ceona Amazon is designed with advanced features and technology to provide our global clients with the most efficient and safe field development services, whether EPIC or T&I contracts in the oil and gas market," said Mark Preece, EVP Business Development of Ceona. "We needed a global communications providers, with reliable network coverage to complement the high-tech capabilities of the Ceona Amazon," said Stuart Cameron, COO of Ceona. "We chose EMC as our connectivity service provider to leverage their global infrastructure, reliable satellite capacity, teleports and field support."

Emerging Markets Communication delivers satellite connectivity services using its Global Ku-Band Network, landing traffic in its Mount Jackson teleport facility in Washington D.C. The technical solution incorporates dual antennas to avoid blockage caused by the main pipe-laying tower on the vessel.

"We are excited to bring Ceona on as a customer to provide communications for its newest and most innovative field development vessel," said Jesus Barber, Sr. Vice President of Maritime Energy. "We look forward to supporting The Ceona Amazon in maintaining safe and efficient operations' services worldwide."

As part of the fully managed service, EMC provides field engineering support to maintain services. These field support centers are located in key oil and gas markets and store antennas, equipment, and spare parts for quick deployment of services.

About Emerging Markets Communications

Emerging Markets Communications® is a global satellite and terrestrial communications company specializing in delivering mission-critical, network services for the global energy industry, maritime, mobile network operators, carriers, governments, NGOs and worldwide enterprises with locations in the most remote and/or challenging areas of the world. As a proven industry leader, Emerging Markets Communications® enables customers the agility, scalability and efficiency designed to facilitate growth for their global operations.

The company operates in 150 countries, with 41 global field support centers and wholly-owned infrastructure of teleports and terrestrial pops in US, Europe and Africa. Emerging Markets Communications® is financially backed by ABRY Partners; a firm specialized in funding the communications industry with $36 billion of completed transactions.

About Ceona

Ceona is a SURF and heavy subsea construction contractor in the deepwater market, specialising in full-service engineering, pipelay and construction project management and execution, including floater installation (Semi, TLP, SPAR). With backing from majority shareholder Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Ceona is developing its fleet of state-of-the-art vessels. It has offices in London, Aberdeen and Houston, with partners in Brazil and West Africa.

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