Empowering a 741 km long multi-product pipeline, in the desert, with a state-of-the-art communication systems network.
Our customer base surpassed continents and reached a country known for its challenging geographic conditions.
The 12” multiproduct pipeline, at a length of 741 km, required a turnkey solution that we were entrusted with implementing. We built a dedicated optical fibre-based communication system to meet the optimum operation, maintenance, and safety requirements.
Hence, an exhaustive list of integrated systems was provisioned viz. an optical fibre-based digital telecommunication system, comprising of SDH STM-4 and associated PDH equipment along with their Network Management System.
Other communication systems included VHF trunked mobile radio and EPABX systems. Standalone HF-SSB system was also provided for long-range radio communication.
These systems formed an integrated telecommunication unit encompassing 21 stations across the pipeline.
Challenges associated with this project were abundant, from extremely remote work locations to unavailability of adequate transportation and cellular connections in some stretches.
The terrain was tough and the climate was severe, with ambient temperatures ranging from 47-52 degrees Celsius during summer.
Delivery capabilities became demanding, with just 325 km of accessible road network along the pipeline stretch of 741 km. Moreover, the execution of work became tough in the wake of frequent sandstorms and challenging site navigation.
To top it all, the implementation time provided for the entire project was only 6 months.
Delivering a superior customer experience under any condition has time and again proved a point about our commitment and performance-oriented work. Our state-of-the-art communication systems network design not only provided high availability but also strengthened the pipeline infrastructure.
The towers which were specially designed for mounting radio devices were robust enough to withstand rough weather conditions of the desert. Meticulous planning and faultless execution at different stages from design engineering to supply chain management and effective systems integration ensured comprehensive turnkey delivery in its entirety.