Speedcast Wins Multi-Year Contract with Sasol for Fully-Managed Communications Solutions and IT Support in Mozambique
Speedcast to Provide Broad Portfolio of Connectivity Services and Onsite IT Support for Sasol Drilling Exploration Camps in Mozambique
MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE, August 1, 2019 – Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that the company has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide communications and onsite IT support services at four operations camps for Sasol’s oil & gas exploration and well delivery camps operating in Mozambique.
This contract marks Speedcast’s first project for this South African-based customer and the sixth project in Mozambique, where Speedcast was the first to market in the establishment of a local entity, Speedcast Mozambique Lda. Under this entity, Speedcast will deliver a wide range of fully-managed services to Sasol’s four base camps housing crew working on exploration and well delivery projects in-country. The solution is set up to account for potential harsh weather with C-band VSAT connectivity as well as terrestrial fiber optic backhaul, satellite phones and a terrestrial radio infrastructure including mobile data backup and portable radio over IP using Inmarsat BGAN. Value-added solutions include internal and external voice services, Wi-Fi and crew welfare communications to each site. Speedcast will provide 24/7 onsite IT support managing internet, firewalls, document storage, printing, VoIP and teleconferencing.
“Sasol has made a large investment in exploration in Mozambique, and we are proud to be the provider selected to support their critical operations and IT services in-country,” says Keith Johnson, Speedcast’s EVP of Energy. “We were referred to this customer by another one of our long-standing global Energy customers, which is truly an honor and a reflection of the quality of service our customers experience working with the Speedcast team. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership and strive to bring the best available networks and technology solutions to Sasol, to maximize their investment in this growing region.”
The first camp will be completed and commissioned in November 2019, followed by additional sites in 2020. Additional services will be commissioned as the project scope progresses.