ITC Global awarded 3-year contract to connect semisubmersible drilling rig

ITC Global has been awarded a three-year contract providing broadband connectivity to a large semisubmersible drilling rig, the company said.

The end-to-end service is expected to enable the newly built rig to manage essential business communications and monitor and maintain operations through ITC Global´s aperture terminal (VSAT) solution. The ultra-deepwater, harsh environment rig has been commissioned by a major petroleum exploration and production company to begin operations in October in the Great Australian Bight, positioned on the coastline of southern and western Australia.

ITC Global has completed installation of two stabilized antenna systems on the rig, featuring a C-band and Ku-band dual switching setup, delivering high-speed data service via two satellites.

ITC Global is a provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments in the energy, mining and maritime markets.