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Diamond Offshore Drilling selects ITC Global for rig communications contract

ITC Global, a provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments, has been selected by Diamond Offshore Drilling to deliver connectivity for corporate network, advanced client services and crew welfare applications on 10 rigs across its globally dispersed fleet of offshore drilling rigs

Diamond Offshore Drilling, a leading player in the oil and gas industry, provides contract drilling services to the energy industry around the globe.

The agreement will include services for rigs operating in locations around the globe. ITC Global will complete the installation of new stabilised antenna systems on each rig to deliver high-speed data services.

Custom connectivity solution includes very small aperture terminal (VSAT) technology, along with with long-term evolution (LTE) capabilities, enabling a seamless transition between technologies as needed.

This will enable the fleet to manage essential business communications across its corporate network, advanced client services and remote-operability applications, as Diamond seeks to maximise efficiency across its global operations. Initial facilities are currently underway and are expected to be completed by 2020.

Richard Elson, vice-president of Global Sales at ITC Global, said, “The organic synergies between our organisations create mutual success in striving towards digital transformation to enhance drilling operational efficiencies.”

In addition to the new stabilised antenna systems, each rig will also be equipped with crew welfare connectivity via ITC Global’s Crew LIVE solution.