Oil, gas & renewable energy
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The Big Names in Energy
Here at Sonic Components, we’re proud to be a long standing telecom partner for the oil, gas and renewable energy industry. The proportion of power generated in the world from renewable sources is growing all the time. In fact, the U.S government has recently set out ambitious plans to make the U.S a world leader in green energy and this is something we are passionate about facilitating.
We consult, design, provide system integration, project management, install, commission, site survey and provide maintenance of comms to the offshore sector. In scope is telecom connectivity as well as topside communication packages which encompasses maritime safety surveillance solutions. Our teams based within Scotland and across the UK are here to address the specific needs of this sector
Topside communications for offshore
Our core competencies and credentials include not only connectivity to the platform using licenced microwave radio but also topside comms packages. This includes elements such as VHF radio, telephones, CCTV, PAGA (public address and general alarm), as well as navigation systems such as AIS (automatic identification system), NDB (non-directional beacon) and meteorological systems.
The function of the AIS is to display details of other vessels within a given perimeter of the platform. With NDB, it’s designed to emit a constant signal in every direction and so it’s also known as an omni-directional beacon and commonly used by helicopter pilots to determine the exact location of the platform.
We offer a full service including specifying, documentation, hardware supply, system integration and delivery to the place of installation as well as ongoing maintenance. We fully understand the rigors of documentation production required by clients in this sector and we’re here to help.
Telecom packages for offshore
We are experienced providers of microwave radio, VHF radio, optical and IP based telecom solutions as well as unlicensed radio systems to the offshore industry including oil, gas and renewable energy. It means we can offer link planning, design, documentation, installation, project management, hardware supply, system integration, installation and commissioning and maintenance for such systems.
Our project engineering teams are familiar with the high standards of rigor that are necessary for offshore work and our field engineering teams share these values. We hold all of the necessary certifications for offshore deployments.
We support the offshore industry, including the renewables sector with the provision of the following services:
- Full service design and supply of high capacity microwave radio and optical systems including those specially adapted for hard environments such as ATEX enclosures
- Full service systems integration including project management, documentation, hardware supply, FAT (factory acceptance testing) and SAT (site acceptance testing)
- Topside comms packages and integration including AIS and NDB systems
- Hardware staging and pre-build
- Installation and commissioning of radio and antenna systems by fully qualified offshore-trained engineers
- IRATA certified rope-access services
- On-site diagnostics and on-call maintenance
- Spare parts management & logistics (SPMS)
- Equipment repair including microwave radio, optical and IP
Who We work with
Our customer base includes all of the key names in the oil, gas and renewables sector active in the North Sea and beyond. This includes Shell, BP, Exxon, Texaco, SSE, PG&E, Southern, Power and many more.
To find out more about how our expertise can help you, please get in touch.
End-to-end service support
With solutions designed with your unique business in mind, we are here for all your telecom network needs.