Dubai – MENA Herald: Sadara Chemical Company will deploy an innovative communications system to help its employees in Jubail Industrial City II work more efficiently and safely.
Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) will provide the petrochemical complex with a complete communications network across Sadara’s expansive 6 square kilometer complex consisting of 26 integrated manufacturing plants as well as its associated port facility.
Sadara is the world’s largest chemical complex to be built in a single phase, bringing state-of-the-art technologies to Saudi Arabia. Once complete, the complex will produce over 3 million metric tons of high-value, differentiated chemical and plastic products annually. Mission-critical communications are essential for petrochemical operations and provide a vital link to keep staff connected with each other and their control room at all times.
The communications solution due for completion in the second half of 2016, comprises 1,500 units of the latest MTP8500Ex TETRA ATEX digital two-way radios and repeaters and Motorola Solutions’ Dimetra IP Compact scalable digital solution to expand the network without disrupting radio users.
In the case of an unexpected technical failure of any one of Sadara’s multiple sites, the Dimetra IP Compact’s geographical redundancy will fully recover the communications network to ensure continuous and secure business operations. The fully integrated TETRA system is also interoperable with Sadara’s legacy Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (IDEN) and telephony systems.
The MTP8500Ex radios are equipped with enhanced transmission and receiver sensitivity, they provide crisp and clear audio to cut through the noisiest workplace environments. They will help enable Sadara’s employees to work safely and productively, sending business orders and other important information throughout the plants. With more than 16 hours of battery life, the durable radios are designed for reliable use over long shifts.
“Communications equipment used in chemical facilities must adhere to stringent safety standards to protect worker safety. With features including a slimline tactile keypad, exaggerated control knob, large emergency button and textured push-to-talk button, the rugged MTP8500Ex radios are ergonomically designed for workers wearing thick gloves in heavy duty environments,” said Paul Mueller, vice president and general manager, Middle East Region, Motorola Solutions. “Our radios help employees work efficiently and safely without interfering with their daily activities,” Mueller continued.
Sadara’s manufacturing complex which represents a total investment of about US$20 billion is the only chemical producer in the region to make use of liquid feedstocks such as Naphtha. The adjacent PlasChem Park, a collaborative effort between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, is devoted exclusively to chemical and conversion industries, which will make use of products from Sadara and other producers in Jubail to create differentiated end-user products for local and international markets.