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NewSat Announces $1.7 Million of New Contracts

Tuesday, May 10, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Orly Konig-Lopez
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NewSat Limited (ASX: NWT) today announces a number of new significant contract wins signed during April. The new contracts and additional business are worth $1.7 million in additional revenue and will provide satellite communication services within Australia and internationally.
The recent contract wins contributing to the $1.7 million total include:
  • 58 new high-grade contracts providing satellite communications for the oil, gas and military sectors;
  • New contract with Rodinia Oil providing satellite communication services for onshore petroleum and natural gas exploration within Australia;
  • Upgrade of contract with Esso Highlands PNG (a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil) providing satellite communication services to a LNG pipeline in PNG;
  • Upgrade of contract with the Australian Defence Force, providing welfare satellite communication services in the Middle East.
The $1.7m of new contract wins takes NewSat’s March and April total to $6.1m, which includes the $4.4m contract with the US Military announced on 1st April.

Adrian Ballintine, NewSat’s Chief Executive Officer, said of the most recent contract wins;
"The upgrade with the Australian Defence Force follows our recent $4.4m US Military contract, which reinforces our ability to provide world-class satellite communication solutions to armed forces around the globe. NewSat has been a long term partner of the ADF, and as a Defence Recognised Supplier, was recently formally acknowledged as a Supportive Employer of the Defence Reserves.”

"Resource industries such as oil and gas continue to be a high value market for NewSat, and with demand on the rise, favourably places NewSat to continue its consistent new contract wins and record growth. The global demand for satellite communication services positions us well for our first geostationary communications satellite, Jabiru-1, which will deliver greater satellite communications to these markets.”

About NewSat Limited:
NewSat Limited (ASX: NWT) is Australia’s largest specialist provider of satellite capacity delivering voice, data and video communications via satellite. With its unique-to-Australia teleport infrastructure in Perth and Adelaide, NewSat provides a full range of managed satellite communication services and has established a reputation as the partner of choice for governments, corporations and private enterprises. Today, NewSat has the ability to provide coverage to 75% of the globe; from Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, across the Indian Ocean extending into Europe and across the Pacific Ocean, reaching into the west coast of the USA.

NewSat will be furthering its satellite capabilities with the Jabiru Satellite Program set to launch and operate Jabiru-1, Australia’s first independently owned commercial satellite. Jabiru-1, a large hybrid Ku- and Ka-band next generation satellite, will provide superior coverage over South East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Jabiru-2, also scheduled, will deliver enhanced coverage in and around Australia. This fleet of next generation geostationary satellites will lead Australia’s space quest.

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