One of Indonesia's largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants will soon be a showcase of an advanced communications network with high-tech security features.
Alcatel-Lucent announced that it is supplying engineering contract JGC Corporation with advanced communications technology for an Indonesian LNG plant it is constructing in time for production in 2014.
JGC Corporation is tasked to build the PT Donggi-Senoro LNG (DSLNG) plant in Indonesia, the fourth LNG complex in Indonesia.
According to its website (http://www.donggisenorolng.co.id), the DSLNG project is an initiative by Indonesia's national energy company Pertamina (Persero) and Medco Energi Internasional, together with international companies, namely Mitsubishi Corporation and Korea Gas Corporation. It aims to tap Indonesia's natural gas reserves and spur economic growth in Indonesia's Province of Central Sulawesi.
As a downstream energy business, the plant is expected to receive natural gas feeds from gas fields of Senoro-Toili and Matindok in the region and feed this to Japanese power companies Chubu Electric and Kyushu Electric as well as Korea Gas Corporation.
Alcatel-Lucent will deliver a high-bandwidth communications network that will make sure that this natural gas delivery will perform according to expectations. Alcatel-Lucent's solutions will monitor the real-time delivery of essential system performance data, including management and notification of potential issues, and information for remote monitoring and plant maintenance.
Alcatel-Lucent said it is building a world-class communications system for Donggi-Senoro. The system is designed for operation efficiency with the safety and security of plant workers in mind.
"The system will make the operations more efficient and deliver the vital security an energy facility needs," said Rajeev Singh-Molares, president, Alcatel-Lucent Asia-Pacific.
Alcatel-Lucent solutions will include a complete communications system for local area network (LAN) and IP-PABX phone systems. Alcatel-Lucent will also integrate from third-party suppliers a variety of equipment, including TETRA-based UHF radio with tower/shelter, VHF radio systems, CCTV monitoring, public alarm/general alarm (PA/GA) system, video conference system, access and gate control system, ship-to-shore communication system and a weather monitoring system.
"We are pleased to be working with Alcatel-Lucent again as our reliable telecommunication systems supplier on this project," said Tokutaro Nomura, executive officer, Senior Manager of Procurement Department, International Project Division, JGC Corporation. "Alcatel-Lucent has excellent expertise and industry-leading project management skills for the integration of telecommunication systems. We expect this project to confirm a long-lasting working relationship."
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