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February 19, 2013

Wheatstone Project Hires Dimension Data to Design Telephony Services

Wheatstone Project in Western Australia has chosen Dimension Data (News - Alert) to design and implement a new network and telephony system. The ICT services vendor, Dimension Data, is contracted for the “detailed design” and “design assurance” for the permanent network and telephony systems throughout the Chevron (News - Alert)-operated company.

Wheatstone is a liquefied natural gas plant in Australia that was developed and is operated by the Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. The initial investment of $30 million was made back in December of 2011, with plans to have the plant manage two LNG trains with a capacity of 4.3 million tons per year. Once fully functional, the plant will be able to hold 15 million tons of LNG annually.

As the project is underway, the company was in need of a vendor who could support the project and manage its communications network. In light of this, the company chose South African-based, Dimension Data.

Dimension Data, founded in 1983, is an information technology company that specializes in network integration, security solutions, data center solutions, customer interactive platforms and consulting. This new contract will bring Dimension Data to the forefront of the Wheatstone Project, as it establishes design features and creates the inner workings of the network.

“We are currently starting phase one, spanning two years, which includes the planning, design and defining the scope of building Chevron’s network and telephony infrastructure for both the offshore platform, as well as, the processing plant located at Ashburton North,” said Rodd Cunico, Dimension Data CEO.

Cunico added that his role would be rather complex, as he is in charge of potentially backing the project for the next five years. “This contract is one of Australia’s largest professional services contacts and will see the majority of the manufacturing work completed in Australia,” he explained. “Under the agreement, we also expect to create additional positions to add to our Perth operations.”




Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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