Alcatel-Lucent to work with Bechtel to deliver communications systems for Chevron project

Telecom Lead Team
: Alcatel-Lucent announced that it is working with Bechtel, a
global engineering, construction and project management company, to offer
essential communications and security systems for the Chevron-operated
Wheatstone Project in Western Australia.

systems are expected to improve operations and support the safety and security
of the workforce during the construction and operation of the plant, and
provide leisure facilities for employees living on the site.

$29 billion Wheatstone project is one of Australia’s largest resource projects.
The Wheatstone Project is expected to create about 6,500 direct and indirect
jobs during peak construction.

and Bechtel will provide local design, project management, engineering and
integration services for the Wheatstone network, with additional opportunities
available for Australian construction, installation and testing suppliers. The
contract is estimated to create about 50 new jobs in Australia, with work
taking place in both Perth and Onslow.

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Processing Plant is situated in a remote area of
Western Australia, making a fully integrated, voice, data and video
communications system vital to the smooth running of operations, providing
information to workers wherever they are on-site.

is pleased to partner again with Bechtel to support such a strategically
important component of the Australian economy. Our unmatched expertise in
bringing together the high performance, reliability and security of
communications service provider networks with enterprise IT infrastructure,
allows us to deliver on the project’s specific requirements so Bechtel can
focus on its overall plant construction task,” said Rajeev Singh-Molares,
president, Asia-Pacific at Alcatel-Lucent.

the project, Alcatel-Lucent will design, integrate and deliver a complete
communications, security and entertainment system, including broadband Internet
and TV for the living areas, underpinned by multiple technologies and multiple
vendors. The system will include an Internet-Protocol based phone system for
businesses, a broadcast system for fast emergency notification to the workforce
and people in the surrounding area, satellite communications, structured
cabling, video conferencing, radio systems and communications tower and an
uninterruptible power backup system (UPS). CCTV, Access Control and IDS will
delivery security at the plant together with secure gates and access points.

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