Queensland Gas signs $14mil contact with Motorola

To provide radio system, 28-site network for gas operations, 3000 radios

Queensland Gas Corporation (QGC) has signed a $14 million contract with Motorola Solutions to provide project infrastructure communications for the Australian gas giant.

The deal will result in QGC being provided with a microwave radio system that will link its central processing plant to its head office in Chinchilla and provide project infrastructure communications.

The contract will form part of the liquefied natural gas project that is set to take place in southern Queensland, with a statement from Motorola saying that the contract will include the integration of a Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) radio system for its offices.

Work on the site will commence this year, with the 28-site radio network set to be comprised of more than 3000 Motorola radios operating in the 450 to 470 MHz bands during both the construction and operation phases of the project.

The news comes as Motorola Solutions last week announced its fourth-quarter and full-year results, with pro forma sales of $2.2 billion; an increase of 13 per cent from the fourth-quarter of 2009.

Motorola Solutions Australia managing director, Gary Starr, said the project will require both safety and availability in order to develop such a radio network.

“Availability and safety go hand-in-hand in the development of a radio network for any major infrastructure project, particularly when the project sites are often located in remote and potentially hazardous environments," Starr said.

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