Petroleum industry leader BW Offshore awards strategic satellite communications contract to Orange Business Services


International floating processing service provider to the gas and oil industries BW Offshore recently signed up to a $12 million, 5-year agreement with Orange Business Services to provide satellite communications solutions that are end-to-end for its specialist gas and oil production vessel fleet.

BW Offshore are the second largest contractors in the world providing a floating processing service; they have 14 of their own FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels and one vessel for FSO (Floating Storage and Offtake). A Maritime VSAT (a satellite-oriented solution for communication that is end-to-end and fully managed) will be provided by Orange Business Services. The solution involves an integration of the 14 vessels owned by BW Offshore plus two land sites into the network run by Orange MPLS.


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