Alcatel-Lucent garners comms, security work at Gladstone

 

Rollout to begin around May 2013.

Alcatel-Lucent has been contracted to supply a communications and security system to the $US18.5 billion ($AU17.67 billion) Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project in Queensland.

The contract is the third major win of its kind for Alcatel-Lucent in Australia's burgeoning LNG industry, having won similar deals for Chevron's Wheatstone and Shell's Prelude projects this year.

Under the latest deal, Alcatel-Lucent will provide systems that support surveillance and secure access to the Gladstone LNG facilities, and facilitate data and voice communications for GLNG's operations.

The voice and data component will see Alcatel-Lucent supply fibre optic cabling, LAN, WAN, plant UHF radio and VHF radio subsystems "to support all operations and the workforce at the plant, including monitoring and control of operations at the LNG trains".

"In addition, Closed Circuit TV cameras will allow 24-7 monitoring within and around the plant and a gate access control system will regulate movement at the facility and provide access only to approved personnel," Alcatel said in a statement.

"A public alarm/general alarm (PA/GA) system will deliver essential information to workers and people in the surrounding area."

Rollout of the communications and security systems is expected to begin in approximately May 2013. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The LNG processing plant is located on Curtis Island, off Gladstone, and is being constructed by engineering contractor Bechtel.

GLNG is a joint venture by four major energy companies. Santos has a 30 percent stake in the business, followed by PETRONAS (27.5 percent), Total (27.5 percent) and KOGAS (15 percent).

The project will take coal seam gas from the Bowen and Surat Basins in Queensland's south-west and pipe it underground to Gladstone, where it will be converted to LNG for shipping worldwide.

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