Maritime satellite communications firm Marlink is to deliver and install its Sealink C-band VSAT services on Songa’s semi-submersible rigs, including Songa Eclipse, under a new contract.

Songa Offshore, a Norwegian-Cypriot drilling contractor, is expected to benefit from Marlink’s satellite communications and network services, which include VoIP telephony for local dialling tones, specialised networking on each rig, email and storage solutions, and desktop support.

Marlink will provide each drilling rig with a 1,024KB per second bandwidth to support a range of business applications.