Nelco has bagged a contract worth Rs 400 million from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). Nelco, a Tata group company, is a satellite communication (satcom) service provider.

As per the terms of the contract, Nelco will supply, commission, and maintain ONGC’s very small aperture terminal (VSAT)-based network. This network will also be used to enhance the communication infrastructure of ONGC’s offshore sites in western India.

In addition, Nelco will revamp the existing Ku band captive network of ONGC, as per the company’s requirement, which will enable voice, and data communication between ONGC’s offshore installations, and onshore locations.

The scope of the project includes upgradation of existing Ku band satellite communication infrastructure, as well as upgrading the radio frequency (RF) and antenna systems and other necessary electronic systems at all locations. This system will enable connectivity for offshore platforms, drilling rigs, specialised vessels and onshore locations. ONGC, on its part, will benefit from a more efficient, resilient, and reliable network.

Nelco will also be leveraging technologies to meet the communication needs of ONGC. The solution provides integrated satellite-based end to end internet protocol (IP) connectivity solution, which will address requirements for existing and upcoming voice and data applications, as well as provide a back-up network for the existing C-band satellite network of ONGC.