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Simoco Australasia in partnership with Jones Communications was awarded a contract to supply and install a TETRA system to Bechtel GLNG, ensuring reliable communications are maintained throughout the Santos Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas (GLNG) project planned site expansion in Queensland, Australia.

glngplantimage21010_thumb_450The Santos GLNG Project is a pioneering initiative to convert coal seam natural gas (CSG) to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and is due for completion in 2015. Once converted, the LNG will be transported via a 420-kilometer underground pipeline to an LNG plant on Curtis Island, off the coastline of Gladstone, for export to global markets.

Bechtel, a world leader in the construction of LNG plants, is the front-end engineering design contractor for the downstream components of the project. Bechtel selected DAMM infrastructure and Sepura terminal solution. The TetraFlex® system offers secure, reliable and efficient alternative to traditional systems, while ensuring the day-to-day operations and site management can effectively communicate throughout the site.

Designed to cover a radius of around 8 kilometers from the site itself, the TETRA system will support over 500 radio users equipped with intrinsically safe portables. The system is designed to provide excellent group communications support, direct mode operation between individual radios, packet data and data transfer services. In addition, it includes fast call set-up time, which is vital in a mission-critical environment such as the Santos GLNG Project.