Armour Kincora has owns and operates a gas plant south of Roma, Qld
The Armour Kincora office was challenged by limited 3G services, which was required to be used by the 30-40 project staff, as well as staff who resided in a house nearby site at night. The speeds were slow, impacting VPN connections and downloading of project documents, and there was not enough data to run the office daily. A 3G modem had been set up in the office which was required to be rebooted many times through the day, it was unreliable and slowed down at peak times. The available 3G services were soaked up by staff in the office, causing additional safety risk for staff around the gas plant.
Additionally, Armour Kincora required a cost-effective solution for the implementation of a 30m telecommunications monopole, to be installed at site.
Upon completion, Armour Energy required a 20Mbps/20Mbps private data network and internet service with unlimited data, and Wi-Fi coverage across the office site, and to the site house.
March IT was required to deliver:
March IT designed and installed a 20Mbps/20Mbps private data network and internet service to the Armour Office, South of Roma, within six weeks from being awarded the contract. Through fixed wireless technologies, the service was carried 70km over the March IT Network. March IT project managed the installation of a 30m Telecommunications Monopole at site, to reduce costs and installation time, by using a local Roma contractor to complete the scope.
March IT also delivered a Wi-Fi network across the whole project site and house, by designing a Wi-Fi meshing system. This allows the workers to be able to Skype with their families and watch Netflix after hours, without being impacted by limited/no mobile coverage.
March IT delivered a reliable, high speed private network to the Armour Energy Project Site. This service has reduced safety risks across the whole project site, as it has reduced the strain on 3G/4G communications distributed across the project. It has improved the productivity of staff working in the project office with faster and more reliable access to company resources.
With the delivery of 20Mbps internet service to the Armour Kincora Project Site, March IT was able to provide:
- Reliable telecommunications to a site where minimal 3G/4G service was available
- Increased productivity from staff on site
- A platform for the project to be delivered on time and on budget
- Reduced impacts of isolation by connecting workers for their family and friends
- Reduce safety risks to allow onsite staff access to the available 3G/4G network for emergency calls.
We used to have to reboot the modem several times a day as the service slowed down and became unusable regularly. The March IT internet service has been faultless since installation and we finally have telecommunications services we can rely on.
– Kincora Operations Superintendent, Trevor English