Jan De Nul Group chooses Iridium GMDSS

World’s leading fleet of dredgers to retrofit and install newbuilds with Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System

Hamburg, Germany, September 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) announced this today Jan De Nul Group, a leading maritime construction and civil engineering company, is the latest fleet to choose Iridium’s Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) solution. By adopting iridium® GMDSS, Jan De Nul, continues its commitment to ensure the safest operating environment for its staff. Iridium GMDSS is the world’s most advanced and only truly global GMDSS solution, enabling rapid emergency response and the only GMDSS service to currently offer integrated voice services.

Jan De Nul owns and operates a large, diverse and modern fleet of dredging and offshore installation vessels. Jan De Nul Group’s activities ensure that ship traffic is possible, the depth of rivers and canals is maintained, existing ports are expanded and new ones are built.

“Jan De Nul plans to roll out Iridium GMDSS on all retrofit and new build ships,” said Nils Crabeel, Communication & Network Officer, Jan De Nul Group. “Having LRIT and SSAS in one terminal alongside GMDSS is an important benefit – as are both secure and non-secure voice capabilities.”

Developed by Iridium partners Lars Thranethe LT-3100S is the first Iridium GMDSS terminal. A small and lightweight system, the LT-3100S is an affordable option for any vessel requiring satellite communications, where it can serve as the primary onboard communications solution or purely as a GMDSS system.

“Jan De Nul is an industry powerhouse and we are honored that they are equipping their fleet with Iridium GMDSS,” said Wouter Deknopper, Iridium vice president of shipping. “Iridium GMDSS has achieved great success in the marketplace due to its integrated, truly global ability to provide all three services – distress alert, safety voice and maritime safety information – in one terminal. Together with our Iridium Certus® service, it has played an important role in our continued growth and leadership in reliable maritime satcom.”

GMDSS is an internationally regulated service providing life-saving assistance to seafarers in distress. It is a required service for all Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) class ships, many of which have had to carry multiple terminals to meet different communications needs. Iridium GMDSS remains the only solution that offers truly global coverage, even in Arctic and Antarctic waters, and provides all three key GMDSS services – Distress Alert, Distress Call and Maritime Safety Information (MSI). All services are delivered through one terminal, leveraging the power of Iridium’s truly global, all-weather, L-band satellite connectivity. Combined, these features make the Iridium GMDSS service unmatched in the industry.

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About Iridium Communications Inc.

iridium® is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables real-time connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere. Together with its ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. In 2019, the company completed a generational upgrade of its satellite network and launched its new specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®. Iridium Communications Inc. is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, USA and its common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol IRDM. For more information on Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit www.iridium.com.

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