Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) Signs Strategic Agreement with Yahsat

Abu Dhabi, 10 November 2016: Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), a major producer of oil and gas from the offshore areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed a contract with Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE based satellite operator, to provide enterprise grade network connectivity to its rigs through Yahsat 1A satellite, UAE national satellite.

The multi-million dirham agreement covers connectivity between a number of offshore rigs and ADMA-OPCO headquarters with a plan for future expansion to include additional rigs. The communication link will be used by ADMA-OPCO for their day-to-day communications and operations.

The contract was signed by ADMA-OPCO Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ali. R. Al Jarwan and Yahsat Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Masood Sharif Mahmood in Abu Dhabi.

Commenting on the partnership agreement, Mr. Alaeddin AL-Badawna, Manager Information Technology of ADMA-OPCO, said: “It’s indeed a major milestone in ADMA-OPCO initiatives to digital transformation and enhancing its users experience working offshore at the rigs and achieving both technical and operational excellence at its oil fields.

Mr. Ali Al Hashmi, General Manager, YahService, said: “We are proud to be working with ADMA-OPCO and our partnership addresses their requirement for seamless offshore communications in the vital oil and gas sector. We design services that provide reliable, innovative, secure and dedicated high-speed connectivity across our footprint. Yahsat, being based in Abu Dhabi, is well positioned to provide a fast response and excellent after-sales support, as we understand ADMA-OPCO’s needs for high availability connection for their day-to-day operations.”

Mr. Al Hashmi continued: “Our Yahsat 1A satellite’s ability to provide large capacity for a variety of essential business activities will provide enhanced communications solutions across ADMA-OPCO’s rig fleet. It will play a crucial role in their daily rig-to-shore operations and future growth plans.”

YahService offers end-to-end managed solutions to customers from both governmental and commercial sectors covering land, air and maritime platforms bringing together product capabilities and expertise using satellite capacity from Yahsat and different satellite operators. Yahsat’s expertise extends across the globe to embassies, rural communities, border control services, oil and gas companies, the health sector, banks as well as emergencies and disaster relief.