Clare Company "Nowcasting" Wins Esso Contract in West Africa

Ennis-based weather forecasting company Nowcasting International Ltd has secured a €160k multi-year deal with Esso Angola to support their operations in offshore Angola, West Africa. 

Nowcasting International, an Enterprise Ireland client company, will service Esso with its patented Nowcasting Pro system - a full online weather package with high resolution weather forecasting. In addition, Esso will receive the squall alert service and hindcast reports for its Angola operations.

Nowcasting is already the weather forecasting supplier for ExxonMobil in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea and has extensive operations in West Africa.

Announcing the contract, Mark White, CEO of Nowcasting International said:
"This contract further consolidates our position as world leader in the Metocean  industry, coming on the back of last month's major win in the North Sea with the Canadian operator NEXEN.  ESSO is one of the key players in the business and this contract solidifies our presence in Angola and expands our partnership with ESSO and Exxonmobil."

Kevin Sherry, Head of Internationally Traded Services with Enterprise Ireland added:
"Innovation, technology and a commitment to high quality are the key to the success of Irish services companies in globla markets.  Nowcasting International's wide and successful internationalisation has been achieved through its strong emphasis on providing quality data, maximum accuracy and the highest level of service in the industry.  It has thus secured its leading position in this highly specialised technology field."

Nowcasting International is an established leader in supporting offshore meteorological and oceanographic forecasting information for international oil and gas operators. Established ten years ago, the company provides weather forecasting packages to companies in Europe, Africa, North America, South East Asia, the Far East and Australia. Customers include Exxon, Shell, BP and Chevron. Nowcasting is headquartered in Ennis, Ireland with offices in Aberdeen, UK and Houston, Texas with its US based partners Wilkens Weather Technologies.

In 2009, Nowcasting International is planning to expand its services, a version for PADs and Mobile phone of their High Resolution software will be available in few weeks, and the new version of its High Resolution service - Nowcasting Pro 6 - will also be launched in June 2009. 

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Ouafa Huson, Nowcasting on + 353 65 6892250 or + 353 86 4189188