SELEX Elsag signs 4 million euro contract with Russian partner BERMOS to provide Gazprom with a TETRA system

SELEX Elsag, a Finmeccanica company, signed a 4 million euro contract with its Russian partner BERMOS to supply a TETRA radio communication system along the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok pipeline, used by Gazprom to provide natural gas to China and Russia’s Far East regions.

The overall length of the pipeline exceeds 1,800 km. As the 14 compressor stations are completed, the pipeline will be able to convey 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

The first stage of the project involves the implementation of 1350 km of pipeline, with a capacity of over 5 billion cubic meters per year by the end of 2011. This will guarantee suitable energy resources for the APEC 2012 Summit, which is to take place in Vladivostok.

This latest success, after a series of contracts signed with BERMOS over the years, enhances SELEX Elsag’s leadership in Russia within the professional communications market for the “Oil&Gas” segment. It also represents a further evidence of the company’s pedigree, involving prestigious customers, like Gazprom.

SELEX Elsag has been selected once again, thanks to the high capabilities of its TETRA solutions, which are able to assure prompt, secure and reliable digital communications in any operational condition.

SELEX Elsag and Gazprom: a consolidated partnership Since the 1990’s, SELEX Elsag has been the leading provider for Gazprom within the field ofprofessional radio communication systems. Through its subsidiary, OTE, SELEX Elsag was awarded a 100 million-dollar contract to create an analogue radio communication network for a large territorial area.

The natural evolution from analogue to digital TETRA technology, which Gazprom has selected over the last few years, allowed SELEX Elsag to carry on a partnership that, in 2008, led to the creation of digital networks along Gazprom’s pipelines and new extraction plants. Initially, this encompassed the SEG (Severo-Evropeiskiy Gazoprovod, “North-European gas pipeline”), through which Gazprom is able to assure the provision of natural gas to Russia’s Northwestern regions, Baltic Countries and northern Europe.

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