Hermes Datacommunications Middle East, a key specialist providing Wide Area Network communications to the upstream oil and gas industry has won a contract to continue providing VSAT communications to support BP’s operations in Iraq. Hermes will continue supporting degassing stations, rigs and static life support camps.
Included in this contract renewal is additional bandwidth to the South and North Rumaila sites to offer load sharing, whilst also providing full redundancy across the BP Iraq network. Hermes will be using a separate satellite provider, Yamal 200 to ensure complete independence from their existing link.
Kevin Thorley, CEO, Middle East says:
“We are delighted by the BP contract win. We believe this renewal demonstrates not only our ability to more than satisfy our customers’ needs but also highlights our strengths as a key player in Iraq, as well as the rest of the Middle East markets. We look forward to continuing a strong and fruitful relationship with BP.”
To facilitate this win, Hermes has further increased the Middle East team to include a dedicated Account Manager and technical team. This expansion includes the move of one of Hermes’ top Engineers from their Head office in the UK, Vincent Davies.
Davies says, “I am thrilled to join the emerging Middle East team and to contribute towards the continuing success of the BP account”.
Davies brings with him a wealth of international experience including three and a half years as Project Engineer, Algeria. He has worked on some very significant client accounts including Petrofac, KBR, BP and Weatherford.