Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) was recently 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.
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.
Keith Johnson, Speedcast’s EVP of Energy, said Sasol has made a large investment in exploration in Mozambique and the company is proud to be the provider selected to support their critical operations and IT services in-country. Speedcast was referred to this customer by another one of the firm's long-standing global Energy customers, which is truly an honor and a reflection of the quality of Speedcast service.