St. Petersburg, Florida – May 28, 2013 – Spidersat Communications Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of ITC Global, Inc. and a leading provider of satellite communication services to the mining sector, announced that it has been awarded a comprehensive satellite communications agreement to provide VSAT network design and provisioning to ArcelorMittal SA, the world's leading steel and mining company, for several of its locations in Liberia. Under this agreement and through its work with AMEC plc, one of the world's leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies, Spidersat will provide connectivity from ArcelorMittal's Western Range Iron Ore Project ("WRIOP") sites in Liberia to North America including supply, installation, maintenance and ongoing support.
Because of Spidersat's custom solution, ArcelorMittal will be able to share and dynamically allocate capacity between the mining sites. This solution uses the latest technology and engineering innovation, also providing ArcelorMittal with increased reliability and significant throughput. Spidersat currently provides connectivity services to ArcelorMittal at several other mining locations in Liberia.
"I am proud that ArcelorMittal has continued to work with Spidersat and enlarge our scope of work," said Mike Hennessey, Managing Director of Spidersat. "I know that we will continue to exceed their expectations and look forward to providing ArcelorMittal with the unparalleled connectivity, service, and support across their various Africa mining sites that we've shown them in the past and will continue to deliver." Added Joe Spytek, CEO of ITC Global, "ArcelorMittal's award continues to validate Africa as a strategic priority market for us, and further supports our increased presence in Africa through our recent acquisition of Spidersat. Our local mining presence in key mining markets across the globe continues to differentiate ITC Global and allows us to support our customers in the best manner possible."
"ArcelorMittal is proud to continue working with Spidersat," said Dave Hansen, IT Manager of ArcelorMittal Liberia. "Mike and his team have shown us outstanding network connectivity and support, which is key to the success of our local operations."