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Swift Wins Material Rio Tinto Hope Downs Infrastructure Project

Swift Wins Material Rio Tinto Hope Downs Infrastructure Project

Highlights:

  • Swift wins a material contract to upgrade and provide entertainment and communication works to Rio Tinto’s Hope Downs 1 Village, extending across 1,064 residences in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Engagement maintains Swift’s positive momentum in the resources sector, representing another material win within the last 12 months at Rio Tinto sites and demonstrates Swift’s competitive advantage in rapidly deploying large and small communication projects in harsh and remote environments.
  • Swift sees a positive outlook for business improvement as it strengthens its position as a trusted telco and content solution provider to commercial clients across the resources, government, hospitality, aged care and retirement village sectors.

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Swift Networks Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has won a material contract to design and construct a remote networking solution for Rio Tinto’s Hope Downs 1 Village.

This win expands Swift’s project based revenue with the potential for recurring revenue to follow the infrastructure deployment. Moreover, it deepens the Company’s relationship as a trusted partner to Rio Tinto.

Swift will engage directly with Rio Tinto Iron Ore on this project as part of Rio Tinto’s broader moves to upgrade and standardise facilities across all of its sites in the Pilbara region.

The Company notes Rio Tinto’s satisfaction with infrastructure works Swift has delivered since 2016 at Rio’s Jerriwah and Amrun Villages.

This new business builds on a sustained period of growth for Swift, during which it has reinforced its market leadership position in resources while extending into multiple attractive sectors across Australia. This 1,064-room village engagement underscores Swift’s ability to rapidly deploy for both large and small communication projects.

Swift Chief Executive Officer, Xavier Kris, said:

“To extend our developing relationship with Rio Tinto and support more of Rio’s remote site workers is a testament to our solution and the great work performed by our engineering and deployments teams.”

“It is pleasing for Rio to have acknowledged Swift’s engineering capabilities in remote and harsh environments, our understanding of the complexity of working on a live site and our ability to provide work and room access around night shifts and scheduled shutdowns.”

“We look forward to deepening our long-term relationship with Rio Tinto as we support Rio’s drive to upgrade and standardise its workforce’s access to content and communications.”

“We are increasingly seeing our valued resource industry clients prioritise their staff’s entertainment and ability to keep in contact with family and friends whilst working away… the key to building a happy, healthy and productive workforce.”

Contract scope

Swift’s engagement will see the Company refit and augment Rio’s existing TV system with new fibre optic cabling. This will also see Swift provide Rio with a new gigabit passive optical network and internet user management solution.

Working closely with Rio Tinto, Swift has engineered a fit-for-purpose solution considerate of the client’s requirements in the harsh environment of the remote Western Australia Pilbara region.

Swift will design, construct and deliver a network platform capable of delivering the following services to all 1,064 rooms of the Hope Downs 1 Village:

  • Free-to-air TV
  • Pay TV
  • In-room telephone service
  • In-room Wi-Fi Internet

Swift continues to see a positive outlook for business improvement as the Company strengthens its position as a trusted telco and content solution provider to commercial clients in a variety of remote and urban settings, spanning the Resources, Government, Hospitality, Aged Care and Retirement Village sectors.

For more information, please contact:

 Xavier Kris
Chief Executive Officer
+61 8 6103 7595 / investor@swiftnetworks.com.au

Tim Dohrmann
Investor and Media Relations
+61 468 420 846 / tim@nwrcommunications.com.au

 

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Swift secures 5 – year Shell Prelude LNG services contract

Swift  secures 5 – year  Shell Prelude LNG  services contract

Highlights:

  • Swift Networks wins material contract to provide entertainment, connectivity, maintenance and support to Shell’s Prelude LNG Project offshore WA
  • Contract to run for an initial period of five years and continues Swift’s healthy recent organic and acquisition-led growth in recurring revenue
  •  Swift remains well positioned to continue driving expansion in new and existing markets in Australia and abroad

Perth, Australia — Leading digital entertainment and communications service provider Swift Networks Group Limited (ASX: SW1, “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has won a material long-term contract to supply design, construction, maintenance and support services to Shell’s Prelude LNG project offshore Western Australia.

Through its agreements with Shell and NOKIA, the contract will see Swift deliver a broad suite of entertainment and connectivity services to Prelude for an initial period of five years.

At Prelude, Shell is developing the world’s largest offshore floating facility to produce LNG at sea and the facility will include all the necessary accommodation to house its workforce.

It is anticipated that through the 5.3 million tonne per annum facility, Shell and its partners will spend at least the next 20 years developing the gas fields approximately 475 kilometres northeast of Broome in Western Australia.

Swift Networks Chief Executive Officer, Xavier Kris, said:

“We are excited to support Shell on Prelude, which is one of the world’s most significant LNG projects.”

“Shell faced a significant technical challenge in keeping its offshore workers entertained, informed and connected. We are pleased that the recognition of Swift’s technological capabilities has led Shell to invite us to provide a comprehensive telecommunication and digital entertainment solution to the Prelude project.”

“This long-term contract reflects Shell’s confidence in the quality of our world-class entertainment and communication systems, and in the reliability of our hardware and support. We are looking forward to commencing work at Prelude as we continue to develop our healthy book of recurring business.”

Contract scope

Swift will design, construct and supply a communications system and associated infrastructure to provide entertainment services to the Prelude floating facility.

For an initial period of five years, Swift will deliver the following services through its fully integrated services platform:

  • Foxtel TV
  • Free-to-air TV
  • Hollywood movies on demand
  • Wireless Internet via Nextgen subsea optical fibre cable
  • Custom alerting and messaging, with connection to public address and general alarm (PAGA) systems for extending communication to all screens in the event of an emergency
  • Wellbeing and Corporate information channels
  • Ongoing maintenance and support with 24×7 helpdesk

Swift looks forward to further entrenching its position as a telecommunication and digital entertainment service provider of choice to the mining and oil and gas industries, while the Company continues to execute its expansion into the hospitality, aged care and retirement village sectors.

For more information, please contact:

 Xavier Kris
Chief Executive Officer
+61 8 6103 7595 / investor@swiftnetworks.com.au

Tim Dohrmann
Investor and Media Relations
+61 468 420 846 / tim@nwrcommunications.com.au

 

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