SFL Mobile Radio was recently asked to reprogramme mobile communications on board the SEA CHALLENGER while it docked at Great Yarmouth harbour.
The key reason for the configuration was to include an additional private channel and relocate two other private channels on its two-way radio communications system.
The SEA CHALLENGER is a jack-up vessel specially designed for installing offshore wind turbines.
Designed to operate in deeper waters offshore and install up to eight 4MW or four 6/8MW turbines, reliable communications are paramount across all areas on the vessel including the vessel’s six cranes (one main crane and five auxiliary cranes), the bridge, engine control room, galley and fire fighting team.
In total, seventy-five analogue Motorola radios were reprogrammed on 11 frequencies. Models included: DP4600s, DP4400s, SP4401 EX (these are four Atex radios on board for fire safety), Motorola DM4600, DM3600 and DM3601.
Our SFL engineer was able to complete the reprogramming within a day on board the vessel.