Selecting Marlink's VSAT solution for their initial operations, the Vergnet Groupe has now developed a state-of-the-art 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 — the Marlink VSAT technology will remotely monitor and maintain the facility.
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. Within three weeks of the order, Marlink delivered all of the equipment required on site to set up the satellite link.
A global renewable energy solutions provider, Vergnet Group provides high performance, clean energy projects around the world. It designs tailored, sustainable energy and water pumping development infrastructures, which incorporate wind, solar and hybrid solutions. With focus on delivering renewable energy to developing countries, Vergnet Group customers include industry operators, independent power producers and utility companies.
Aurélien Tourne, Purchasing Manager, Vergnet Group, noted that the implementation of the Marlink VSAT solution was critical for the final commissioning of the firm's power plant in Chad From the proposal stage to the link commissioning, the Marlink team provided all the support and expertise the firm required, communicated with the company's teams in Chad and in France on a regular basis, kept all updated on the project development, and adapted proactively to any evolving constraints.
Catherine Mauvais, Africa Sales Director, Marlink, added that developing sustainable, cost effective energy production in remote regions is highly dependent on satellite communications as unlike Marlink VSAT services, terrestrial networks are often unavailable or not able to deliver the bandwidth or reliability required.