Speedcast today announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a fully managed VSAT network service for INEOS platforms in the Clipper South and Breagh gas fields in the North Sea, United Kingdom. The service consists of two VSAT terminals connecting the platforms to the Speedcast earth station in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom, providing both voice services and internet access. Internet access is used for mission-critical services for operation efficiency as well as crew welfare. The voice services allow local UK rate calls to be made and itemised call charges to be provided for better cost management.

Mervyn Williams, Supply Chain Manager, INEOS Breagh, says, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Speedcast. We regard uninterrupted offshore communication as vital to the safe and efficient operation of our assets in the Southern North Sea. The high reliability of the Speedcast system was the key factor in our decision making”.

Keith Johnson, Senior Vice President & General Manager – Energy, Speedcast, says, “This contract validates our long-term relationship with INEOS. Speedcast has demonstrated its ability to deliver customer satisfaction in a particularly challenging environment and this reaffirms INEOS’s confidence in our ability to provide a reliable service with demonstrated SLA’s.”

“Speedcast’s partnership approach creates significant value for INEOS, as we deliver an ‘end-to-end’ service, managing and controlling all aspects of the network, which enables us to react quickly to new requirements and provide service to new sites seamlessly. We continue to build on our relationship with INEOS and are confident that the network is likely to grow further as Speedcast grows its global capabilities”, Mr. Johnson added.