News | December 13, 2018

Speedcast Delivers Emergency Alert Tower And Equipment To New Plant In Texas

Speedcast's Systems Integration Team Successfully Delivers Emergency Alert System To Ethane Cracker Plant

Sydney /PRNewswire/ - Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world's most trusted provider of remote communication and IT solutions, announced today that its systems integration team has successfully delivered a new emergency alert tower and other network hardware equipment to an ethane cracker plant in Texas, set to begin operations in 2020.

The new onshore plant is majority-owned by a leading multinational energy producer who is also one of Speedcast's top global Energy clients, and construction of the cracker broke ground earlier in 2018. This initiative aligns with the customer's strategy to expand its global petrochemicals activity, which will help diversify the company portfolio and advance its leadership position as the market continues to come back. The plant is set to produce one million tons of ethane per year, and Speedcast's emergency alert tower system will be used throughout the plant as a security measure to ensure that in an emergency, all personnel are alerted and can take appropriate action.

"This opportunity is a great example of the breadth of capabilities our team can work on for our customers in a variety of sectors and subsectors," said Terry Babin, Speedcast's Global Director of Systems Integration. "Emergency alert systems are vital to operations both onshore and offshore, and we are pleased to provide reliable solutions to keep the workers safe and operating efficiently. In addition, breaking ground on this new ethane cracker demonstrates the strategic movement that many of our customers are making to enhance their position in the market, which shows promise that activity in the Energy sector is picking up in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding onshore region. We look forward to leveraging our expertise to work with our customers on their communications and IT systems as the Energy sector is revitalized, allowing us to support their local and global needs with a fully-managed VSAT, wireless, terrestrial, IT outsourcing, or turnkey integrated communication solution."

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Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the largest provider of remote communications and IT services in the world. Speedcast's fully managed service is delivered via a leading global, multi-access-technology, multi-band and multi-orbit network of 70+ satellites and an interconnecting global terrestrial network, bolstered by extensive on the ground local support from 40+ countries. This global "network of networks" allows customers to fully rely on the most robust, integrated infrastructure available in the market for their mission critical applications. Speedcast is uniquely positioned as a strategic business partner, tailoring communications, IT and digital solutions to meet unique customer needs and enable business transformation. Speedcast extends its managed services through differentiated technology offerings including cyber-security, crew welfare, content solutions, data and voice applications and network systems integration services. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,500 customers in over 140 countries in sectors such as Maritime, Energy, Mining, Enterprise, Media, Cruise, NGOs and Government. Learn more at

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