Under the contract BAE, a NewSat partner, will supply offshore satellite communications to enable high speed connectivity between the NewSat’s Perth office, offshore platform and production facility in Onslow.
NewSat founder and CEO, Adrian Ballintine, said the deal with BAE Systems was NewSat’s largest single teleport contract to date and had kick started the company’s our FY2013 year.
Ballintine says the company’s core teleport business continues to grow as it secures large oil, gas and mining contracts around the world. “With a promising teleport sales pipeline, NewSat is in great shape. Demand from our enterprise and government customers around the globe continues to grow, as they mandate high-grade communications everywhere and anytime.”
Ballintine said the Wheatstone Project was expected to operate for approximately 40 years and was located in the remote region of Ashburton North, Western Australia, which was “best serviced by enterprise-grade satellite communications.”
“The Wheatstone Project is a massive LNG project. We have been working with a range of our partners on their tenders and are very happy BAE Systems won the bid. BAE Systems is a global leader in technology solutions and systems and we are delighted to work with such a high calibre organisation. In partnership with BAE Systems, NewSat will deliver enterprise-grade satellite communications to yet another great resource project off the north-west coast of Australia.”