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Stratos Extends its Satellite Services Contract with Suncor Energy



Nov. 9, 2011


Stratos Global, has extended its contract to provide Suncor Energy with a high-speed satellite link connecting Suncor's Newfoundland operated offshore and shore-based facilities.


Under the terms of the five-year contract extension, Stratos is providing Suncor with a dedicated, 1MB Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) satellite link between Suncor's Newfoundland shore-based facilities and the Terra Nova floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility, which is located 217 miles offshore. The link utilizes Telesat's Anik C-band satellite infrastructure. Stratos has been providing Suncor with SCPC satellite services since 2002.


In addition to the satellite link and earth-station services, Stratos' comprehensive solution for Suncor includes 24/7 corrective and preventative maintenance services and hardware-support activities.


"As our support of the Canadian oil and gas industry expands, it is a privilege to continue providing Suncor with dependable satellite communications for its Terra Nova FPSO," said Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Stratos Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales. "The Stratos SCPC solution provides robust communications, making the FPSO an extension of Suncor's corporate office. We are grateful for the opportunity to help Suncor professionals benefit from fast and reliable data connectivity."