NEC gets green light for ¥ 1.3b oil refinery systems contract, Kuwait
It’s a deal worth approx. ¥ 1.3 billion to NEC Corporation, which received the order from JGC Corporation, to provide improved telecommunications and security refinery systems to the KNPC’s ( Kuwait National Petroleum Company) Mina Al- Ahmadi refinery. The new installations will consist of VoIP phones and a wired/ wireless inplant LAN, as well as security systems for surveillance, access management, and emergency broadcasts. The Mina Al- Ahmadi Refinery, built in 1949 is located 45km south of Kuwait City on the Arabian Gulf. It covers 10,534,000 square miles and has already undergone major refurbishment. In this deal, elements provided by NEC include: an in- plant VoIP telephone system, with extension and video conferencing capabilities; and the provision of wireless mobile handsets and in- car terminals for voice calls between plant workers. Security functionalities will also be implemented, such as emergency alert systems; video surveillance comprising 60 cameras; and an access management system. Delivery is expected to commence at the end of 2015.