atrexx, a key solutions provider for the telecommunication and broadcast industries, has confirmed the conclusion of major contracts for the provision of satellite communications to European suppliers in the Libyan oil and gas industry.
The dedicated, IP-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) will be used to provide communications to remote exploration sites and to drilling teams based in the region, which has experienced significant growth as a result of the lifting of an eleven-year UN economic and military embargo. Interest in the region has heightened due to the, as yet, unexplored areas of Libya, where oil may potentially be identified and the presence of foreign – mainly European - companies and investors is promising a positive future.
"The versatility and ease of satellite-based networks as well as the option of mobile communications make them the ideal solution for use in the oil and gas markets” said Markus Schäfer, Director of Sales and Marketing for atrexx. “Our 2way2sat solution provides a safe and cost-effective IP-based solution that enables communications in even the most remote areas. We consider ourselves to be proactive in the identification of those industries that will benefit most from satellite-based Wireless Area Networks. These include primary energy suppliers as well as providers of renewable energy such as solar factories and wind farm operators".
atrexx has been satisfying the corporate communications needs of companies offering specialized services for the Libyan oil and gas market since the embargo was lifted and has extensive experience in the sector and is familiar with its specific communications needs. One center of the company’s activities is based at Marsa El Brega, the gateway to the desert oil fields and the main refining and petrochemical centre in Libya. The solution boasts dedicated bandwidth services into the desert using the iDirect 5100 service modems enabling so-called iSCPC links to be implemented. It offers its users a range of benefits including easy installation, cost-effective operation, a high availability and a high level of quality through continuous monitoring of the connection.
The oil and gas industry accounts for ninety percent of the country’s export earnings and is in need of modernization. atrexx supports companies in charge of this modernization through fast, efficient and inexpensive communications between exploration sites, the supply centers and the headquarters in Europe.
The global 2way2sat IP-based solution enables the provision of ubiquitous IP-based voice, data and video services to businesses at almost any location worldwide, making it the ideal solution for the oil and gas industry due to its geographically dispersed nature. 2way2sat is already used in more than 35 countries around the world.
atrexx services are offered globally with focus on the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Expert professionals and consultants with long-term experience support players in these industries in planning and realizing their sophisticated projects. atrexx current customers include commercial and industrial enterprises as well as governmental institutions and military bodies, in more than 35 countries. Providing a one-stop shop experience, atrexx supplies also sophisticated hardware for VSAT, mobile satellite broadband, WiMAX and broadcast services from the atrexx logistics centre located in Germany. atrexx (atrexx.com) has implemented and maintains a Quality Management System according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 which has been certified by DQS and IQNet.
In addition, the atrexx market exchange provides a neutral and independent arena for buyers and sellers through a portal-style Internet platform. Subscribers of the service can post offers of spare capacity and other resources, such as production equipment or up-link facilities, or request such resources.