Kentz wins $150m Gorgon telco deal

US oil giant Chevron has awarded a $150 million contract to Irish engineering firm, Kentz, to build telecommunications infrastructure for the Gorgon gas project in Western Australia.

in brief US oil giant Chevron has awarded a $150 million contract to Irish engineering firm, Kentz, to build telecommunications infrastructure for the Gorgon gas project in Western Australia.

The deal, which was awarded before the project was given the final go ahead this week, was for the construction of telecommunications infrastructure on Barrow Island for the Chevron-run Gorgon Gas project. ExxonMobil and Shell jointly hold a 50 per cent stake in the project, with a majority stake held by Chevron.

A statement issued last month by Kentz outlined that it will deploy the full gamut of communications infrastructure required for the island, including IP networks, local and wide area networks, satellite services, and radar equipment.

Kentz had also won a stake in the design and construction of the village on Barrow Island. Spokespeople for Kentz and Chevron were not able to comment at the time of writing.