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Speedcast Wins Seadrill Communications Contract

By | August 8, 2019
West Bollsta drilling ring. Photo: Northern Drilling

West Bollsta drilling ring. Photo: Northern Drilling

Speedcast International was awarded a new multi-year communications and IT solutions contract on the West Bollsta semi-submersible rig, a newbuild operated by Seadrill off the coast of Norway.

The fully-managed communications solution developed by Speedcast for the West Bollsta includes a dual-redundant C-/Ku-band Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) system, coupled with Local Area Network (LAN)/WiFi/Industrial WiFi and Wide Area Network (WAN) services, and Private Automatic Branch Exchange (PABX) service. It combines some of Speedcast’s core technologies and new developments to deliver a personalized solution that fits the reliability needs of Seadrill’s onboard operations.

“Speedcast’s new solution for the West Bollsta semi-submersible demonstrates our commitment to delivering more than VSAT bandwidth, but developing a solution that seamlessly combines various technologies to best suit our customers’ needs on each asset or site,” says Speedcast’s EVP of Energy, Keith Johnson. “It improves the experience for crew when they’re offshore, and they know they have a trusted partner to count on with any portion of their communications system. Seadrill has been a customer of Speedcast’s for many years, and we look forward to continuing to provide efficient, reliable solutions onboard this new asset and beyond.”