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February 5th, 2015

Acquiring Minds Wish To Know... Emerging Markets Communications Latches Onto General Industry Systems

[SatNews] Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has acquired General Industry Systems (GIS) AS, a Norwegian-based provider specializing in energy and maritime connectivity services for offshore operations.

EMC’s fully managed connectivity services, global infrastructure of field support centers, teleports and satellite capacity, combined with GIS’s on-site systems integration projects, completes its full-suite of communications solutions for the industry. The addition of GIS’s support centers and technical teams broadens EMC’s presence in strategic Energy hubs worldwide with locations in Stavanger and Oslo, Norway; Singapore Aberdeen, Scotland; Houston, Texas; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, West Africa, and London, U.K.

The acquisition of GIS expands EMC’s customer base within the Oil & Gas and Maritime verticals and includes many of the largest global and local companies operating in The North Sea, The Baltic Sea, Offshore Brazil, Gulf of Mexico and Asia-Pacific regions such as Statoil, Seadrill, Transocean, Rowan Drilling, Diamond Offshore, CGG Veritas, DeepOcean Maritime, Weatherford and Maersk. EMC provides satellite connectivity and systems integrations services to support a variety of offshore assets including platform rigs, FPSOs, jack-ups, drilling ships, semi-submersibles and offshore support vessels.
The combined portfolio of products and services includes fully managed satellite connectivity, global coverage in C- and Ku-band, network design, shipping, logistics, bandwidth commission, installation, integration of complex communications systems and on-going support. These services are tailored for specific offshore and onshore operations, crew welfare networks and fleet broadband solutions.
All systems integrations projects are executed under regional and industry standards and certifications including DNV, ABS, SOLAS, MODU, NORSOK, PEFER, Anatel, Optio, BOSIET and others. The expanded customer base will have access to EMC’s global infrastructure for satellite connectivity services including 48 field support locations, 200 engineers, in-country spare parts, satellite capacity and teleport facilities.

EMC has additional company information at their infosite: http://www.emc-corp.net/

The GIS infosite is accessible via http://www.gis.no/