Zetron’s Acom Provides Communications for One of World’s Largest Natural Gas Projects
Zetron announced its shipment of a 25-position Advanced Communication (Acom) System
to Kentz Engineers and Constructors. The state-of-the art, IP-based Acom system will be
used for dispatch and emergency call handling at the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in
Australia, one of the largest natural gas projects in the world.
Redmond, WA, U.S.A., March 17, 2011 – Zetron, a leading provider of mission-critical
communications systems, today announced its shipment to Kentz Pty Ltd of a 25-position
Advanced Communication (Acom) dispatch system for use at the Chevron-operated
The state-of-the-art, IP-based Acom system will provide dispatch communications over
TETRA and conventional radio systems, as well as emergency call handling for the project.
“We are proud to have been selected as the supplier of dispatch technology for the Gorgon Project,” said Ranjan Bhagat, vice president
and general manager of Zetron Australasia. “Acom offers the advanced functionality as well as the solid reliability required by operations
at the Gorgon Project.”
“Zetron worked very closely with us to provide a system that meets the Gorgon Project’s exacting and complex technology requirements,”
said Bob Greaney, senior project director for Kentz T&E Systems.
About the Gorgon Project
The Gorgon Project is one of the largest natural gas projects in the world and the largest single-resource natural gas project ever
undertaken in Australia. The project includes the construction of a 15-million-ton-per-annum, liquefied natural gas plant on Barrow Island
and the construction of a domestic gas plant with the capacity to provide up to 300 terajoules per day of gas to Western Australia.
The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron
(approximately 47 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent) and Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (one percent) and
Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).
Kentz is a global engineering specialist solutions provider that serves a blue-chip client base primarily in the oil and gas, petrochemical
and mining, and metals sectors. It is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (symbol: KENZ). In the year ending December
2009, the company generated revenues of $704.7 million and profit before tax of $44.5 million. Kentz has over 10,500 employees in
27 countries. Its three main business lines are specialist engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services; construction; and
technical support services. It has a proven track record of delivering mechanical, electrical, controls and instrumentation engineering,
construction and management services in some of the most remote locations on earth.
Please find further information on the Kentz website: www.kentz.com.
For over 30 years, Zetron has been providing mission-critical communications solutions for customers in public safety, transportation,
utilities, manufacturing, healthcare, and business. With offices in Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.; Hampshire, England; Brisbane, Australia
and numerous field locations, Zetron supports a worldwide network of resellers and distributors. This gives Zetron a global reach as well
as a local presence in the regions it serves. Zetron is a wholly owned subsidiary within JK Holdings, Inc. For more information,
For more information, contact:
Ranjan Bhagat, Vice President and General Manager
Tel: +617 38564888
Zetron’s Acom Provides Communications for One of
World’s Largest Natural Gas Projects
Acom Console Position