Kordia Secures APLNG Communications Project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sydney, 13 August 2012:
Kordia Solutions Australia (Kordia) has secured a $90 Million milestone communications services contract with Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) following a competitive tender process.
APLNG’s coal seam gas project in regional Queensland is one of the most significant energy and resources projects being undertaken in Australia.
APLNG has entered into formal agreements with Kordia for the supply of communications and controls infrastructure to be deployed across a 100,000 square km area and service the extensive communications needs for the life of the project.
The end to end telecommunications solution will incorporate network design, engineering, procurement and construction for both fixed and wireless services.
Prior to the award of this main works contract, Kordia had been awarded a technology pilot project and a preliminary works contract to address immediate priority needs. This activity started in June 2011.
Now, Kordia will start work on the two year main works project which will deliver seamless voice, data and control networks.
The project will include construction of a private network incorporating a microwave backbone, mobile voice, broadband wireless, PABXs, radio telemetry and LAN and WAN services across the largely greenfield lease area with links back to the Brisbane Control Centre.
"Kordia is looking forward to extending our extensive infrastructure experience in the telecommunications sector into a resources industry looking for innovation and best of breed solutions." said Kordia’s Managing Director, Peter Robson.
Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited (APLNG) is an incorporated joint venture between Origin Energy Limited (37.5%), ConocoPhillips (37.5%) and Sinopec (25%)*. The Australia Pacific LNG project includes the development of Australia Pacific LNG’s substantial coal seam gas resources in the Surat and Bowen Basins, a 530 km transmission pipeline, and a multi-train LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone. The Australia Pacific LNG project was sanctioned in July 2011 for an initial LNG production train and infrastructure to support a second train. www.aplng.com.au
* Ownership interests are subject to completion of the Subscription Agreement which is subject to Australia Pacific LNG reaching a final investment decision on the second train, as well Chinese Government and Australian Foreign Investment Review Board approvals.
ABOUT KORDIA SOLUTIONS AUSTRALIA
Kordia Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is part of the Kordia Group. Kordia Solutions Australia (Kordia) deploys and maintains reliable communications networks right across the country. Serving all major Australian telecommunications companies and many large corporations, Kordia has been growing steadily since its Australian beginnings as AAPCS in 1983. Today, Kordia’s business has over 900 full time people in locations right across Australia. www.kordia.com.au
ABOUT KORDIA GROUP
Kordia group has its origins 60 years ago in the New Zealand Broadcasting service with the construction and operation of the radio and television network. Today, Kordia businesses have people in 20 locations across New Zealand and Australia.