NewSat Limited (NWT), Australia’s satellite company, announces today the signing of a two year contract with its partner BAE Systems. The contract is worth US$8.59 million and is to provide hardware and satellite communications services through NewSat’s Perth based teleport to the Wheatstone Project. The project is one of the world’s largest liquid natural gas (LNG) developments located in the north western region of Western Australia. The contract with BAE Systems will provide offshore satellite communications to enable high-speed connectivity between the customer’s Perth office, offshore platform and production facility in Onslow. The solution has been designed to withstand the cyclonic conditions unique to the region. This new contract expands NewSat’s satellite communication services to the entire Wheatstone Project, both offshore and onshore, to support the project’s construction, operations, administration and staff welfare.
In commenting on the new teleport contract, Adrian Ballintine, NewSat Founder and CEO said: “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.”
NewSat Limited (NWT) is Australia’s largest specialist satellite communications company, delivering Internet, voice, data and video communications via satellite. With its unique-to-Australia Teleport infrastructure, NewSat provides a full range of managed satellite communication services and has established a reputation as the partner of choice for governments, corporations and private enterprises. Today, NewSat has the ability to provide coverage to 75% of the globe; from Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, across the Indian Ocean extending into Europe and across the Pacific Ocean, reaching into the West coast of the USA.