Alcatel-Lucent has secured a $12-million contract with Bechtel, a leading global company for engineering, construction and project management, for the deployment of a fully integrated telecommunications infrastructure to support onshore and offshore operations of Angola LNG Limited’s new plant in the Republic of Angola.

Under the terms of the contract, Alcatel-Lucent is responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of a turnkey communications solution, along with comprehensive network integration support to ensure the rapid rollout of Angola LNG process plant telecommunications system.
The Angola LNG project is an integrated gas utilization project encompassing offshore and onshore operations to monetis gas resources from blocks located offshore of Angola, with operations scheduled for usage in early 2012. Bechtel has been earlier selected for the construction of this new facility that is adjacent to the city of Soyo, the largest oil-producing region in the country, located on the Atlantic coast of Angola.
Alcatel-Lucent will also provide a complete set of professional services including designing, installation, commissioning, supervising, integration and testing services as well as the overall network planning and design. The new end-to-end communications and security solution will include the following: integrating fiber optics cable network and structured cabling providing physical connectivity for the entire plant, satellite communications, local area network (LAN) that supports data and Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony systems, UHF analog radio system and VHF marine radio enhancing workforce mobility and productivity.
Adolfo Hernandez, president for Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa commented: “I am very pleased and proud that Bechtel has entrusted this project to Alcatel-Lucent, which further strengthens our growing role in delivering sophisticated, secured communications systems to enterprises in key vertical markets such as the energy sector. This project reinforces Alcatel-Lucent’s ability to act as end-to-end network integrator to design, integrate and deploy robust, resilient communication solutions."
Based on Alcatel-Lucent extensive expertise in key vertical markets, Alcatel-Lucent delivers mission-critical communications solutions that help provide better network measurement and control, support utilities securing reliable energy provision, manage the migration to more modern technologies, and leverage Alcatel-Lucent unmatched breadth of experience with utilities.