Alcatel to deploy key solution in Algeria
Paris, August 9, 2010
Alcatel-Lucent said it will provide Saipem, a leading engineering procurement and construction contractor in the oil and gas industry, with a solution that will boost efficiency and increase safety and security for its 19 sites in Algeria.
Saipem is presently working on gas extraction, treatment and transport within the framework of the Menzel Ledjmet East (MLE) project.
Alcatel-Lucent turnkey multi-vendor solutions provide a highly reliable and secure communications network with optimal supervision and greater control of processes that support oil and gas companies in meeting their stringent operational and business objectives, said a company statement.
The company will deploy optical SDH nodes at 19 sites along the pipeline, while the well sites will be equipped with LAN switches, IP PBX systems; and a Tetra radio system to ensure mobile communications with the staff throughout the operation areas.
As part of the end to end solution, Alcatel-Lucent will supply security systems, a CCTV system for classified areas and perimeter surveillance, meteorological monitoring stations and VHF/NDB navigation aid systems.
The solution will encompass a full set of professional services, including design, documentation, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Integrated Factory Acceptance Test (IFAT), together with on-site provisional acceptance services and commissioning.
Our turnkey solution will ensure the performance and continuity of communications under the extreme climate and operational conditions of the remote installation sites, including the real-time monitoring of a 500 km-long gas pipeline, said Laurent Stefanini, head of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in Algeria.
“Oil and gas companies face highly specific demands compounded by remote locations and hazardous operating environments. They need to minimize the risks associated with the construction of the plant, pipeline, platform and wellhead elements, but also with their daily operations,' he explained.
'Alcatel-Lucent has proven experience in such demanding environments to provide end-to-end solutions and services,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service