Middle East petrochemical company selects Simoco Wireless Solutions to upgrade its trunked private mobile radio network

Petrochemical plant

Simoco Wireless Solutions has been selected to upgrade a trunked private mobile radio network for a Middle Eastern petrochemical company in order to create greater capacity and ensure minimal down time. The company operates onshore over a large terrain producing liquefied natural gas and natural gas liquids.

Simoco Wireless Solutions, a global leader in mission critical communications upgraded the current MPT1327 trunked radio system which comprises 600 x ATEX hand portable radios, mobiles installed in plant protection and emergency vehicles, desk top ‘fixed mobiles’ and IP connected PC dispatchers. The dispatch system incorporates voice recording utilising VHF marine base stations and dispatch consoles which allow direct communication to the vessels in the harbour.

The new solution delivers increased capacity on the system allowing all staff to communicate clearly and reliability. Staff have peace of mind that communications will get through and as a result this has increased efficiency in operations with the availability of real time communication between different teams.

Andy Woodhall, Chief Operating Officer at Simoco Wireless Solutions, said: “We place great value in our long term relationship and have been supporting our customer in country for over 20 years. Having robust and reliable communications in the oil and gas industry is crucial and the new system plays a pivotal part in driving efficiency in the production processes as well as providing the tools to ensure the company’s health and safety policy are adhere to. The upgrade will continue to serve the company’s staff with robust mission critical communications for many years ahead.”

With the system now live and Simoco engineers having completed the work before COVID-19 lockdown and now providing 24x7 remote support. Features such as man down, lone worker, GPS, Bluetooth and emergency calling align with the company’s health and safety policies, and provide peace of mind for those in the field. Teams place trust in the new communications solution and are confident that that the new equipment will work in the harsh environments they are used to in daily operations. This is due to the reliable, high-performing hardware and technology from Simoco, as well as user training provided by Simoco engineers.

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