SES, Qatar’s Es’hailSat Sign Consultancy Agreement
SES TechCom, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. and Es’hailSat, The Qatar Satellite Company registered in the State of Qatar, announced the signing of a comprehensive consultancy service agreement.
The agreement provides Es’hailSat full access to the technical experience and engineering know-how of SES, one of the market leaders in satellite communications.
In the framework of the contract, SES TechCom will support Es’hailSat in the development of its new teleport facility. The teleport will be built on a green field site north of Doha. It will be designed as a modern, state of the art facility providing satellite control and communications support (TT&C) for the Es’hail 2 satellite, and offer up-linking and reception facilities tailored for Es’hailSat’s business partners.
The teleport will be designed from the outset to allow for significant future growth, and will feature all major requirements in order to provide customers with comprehensive satellite ground station and platform services. During the course of the contract, SES TechCom will work closely together with Es’hailSat’s project management team and their selected contractors, in order to create a new and exciting satellite facility for the future of Qatar’s communication infrastructure.
Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, CEO of Es’hailsat, said: “We are delighted to be working on this important project with SES TechCom, a world leading company with proven expertise in the design and delivery of satellite ground station facilities. The establishment of our own teleport in Qatar is an integral part of the Es’hailSat program, giving us a secure and independent satellite infrastructure. It marks another key milestone in our plan to become a leading satellite operator and center of excellence in the MENA region.
Gerhard Bethscheider, Managing Director of SES TechCom, stated: SES is proud to support Es’hailSat in the development of their new, state of the art teleport infrastructure in Qatar and I am confident, that SES TechCom will be a knowledgeable and reliable partner for Es’hailSat’s ambitious project. SES operates several of the largest and most successful teleports in the world and this with an unrivalled experience in the design and operation of such facilities. This initial contract has the potential to foster a long standing partnership between our two organisations.”