Zetron’s Acom provides communications for one of World’s largest natural gas projects
Date: Sun, 07/03/2011 - 18:10
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
The Gorgon Project
Zetron, a leading provider of mission-critical communications systems, announced its shipment to Kentz Pty Ltd of a 25-position Advanced Communication (Acom) dispatch system for use at the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project.
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).