Sepura secures largest single resource natural gas projectin Australia
Singapore, 25thMay 2010 – ComGroup, Sepura’s Australian partner, has won thecompetitive tender for the delivery of a TETRA digital system to the remote GorgonLiquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Western Australia.The Gorgon project will develop the Greater Gorgon Area gas fields with thecapacity to provide 300 tera-joules* of gas per day to the whole of Western Australia.Thiess Kentz, a leading Australian services provider for the energy and petrochemicalsectors, awarded ComGroup the TETRA communications part of the project.
The remoteness of the project site called for the deployment of state-of-the-artsecure telecommunications technology. Over 500 Sepura TETRA hand-portable andmobile radios – including vehicle, fixed and marine terminals – were selected to fulfilthis unique project’s challenging and exacting communication requirements. Inparticular, Sepura mobile terminals were selected for their 10 Watt high outputpower and for their gateway functionality which will provide greater coverage in sucha remote and vast area.
Doug Bowden, Business Development Manager for Sepura commented: “Thiscontract win by ComGroup is a tremendous opportunity for Sepura. With analystsforecasting a dramatic surge in gas exports over the next six years, nearly doublingby 2014 -2015, and with about A$215bn of LNG projects in the development pipeline– including A$65bn already approved – this success provides not only a great boostand an amazing case study for TETRA technology, it also amply demonstrates theperfect suitability of Sepura’s TETRA terminals to this type of environment and thecountless benefits to the utilities sector users and its operatives.”
Kevin Graham, APAC Regional Sales Director for Sepura concluded: “We are proudto be part of the iconic Gorgon Project. We believe that such a pioneering initiative isa compelling incentive for the progressive adoption and diffusion of TETRA in theutilities sector and the APAC region”.The Gorgon Project is one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and the largestsingle resource of natural gas in Australia’s history. It contains about 40 trillion cubicfeet of LNG – enough to power a city of 1 million people for 800 years.
*Tera-joule = 1 million million joules. In the International System of Units 1 joule is the derived unit ofenergy, work and heat; the work required to exert a force of one newton for a distance of one metre.
Rosanna Norman, Sepura plc
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