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Major North Africa Oil and Gas Wins for Synectics

09 June 2016

Synectics has been selected to develop and supply end-to-end surveillance solutions for two major North African oil and gas projects. 

The contracts are to deliver integrated command and control solutions for two onshore oil and gas installations of considerable economic and industrial importance to the region. The solutions will both incorporate COEX camera stations (fixed, PTZ, dome and thermal) and Synectics’ Synergy 3 command and control platform

In total, almost 500 cameras will be deployed. 

Multi-location monitoring and control, camera functionality in extreme heat (up to 70ºC), system resiliency and the ability to provide full end-to-end turnkey solutions, were all factors influencing the contract awards. The scope of work for both projects covers process and security surveillance. 

Amedeo Simonetto, Business Development Director at Synectics, said: “Security and process monitoring are both priorities for these developments, the solutions that we have designed meet an absolute need for quality and reliability thanks to Synectics’ evolved integrated solutions.”

The first project, a production facility spanning over 3,000 km², will see Synectics’ Synergy 3 command and control platform integrate with intruder detection systems and access control to create virtual perimeters and area cordons, while technologies such as COEX™ IP camera stations with up to 36x optical zoom capability will ensure comprehensive coverage over large distances. 

COEX™ TriMode camera stations, which adapt to specific conditions by enabling seamless switching between colour, mono and thermal imaging at the touch of a button, will also be used. 

The second project, a significant site expansion and new installation project incorporating processing, administration, and warehousing facilities, required a solution that would facilitate HD IP viewing and recording - integrating with legacy SD IP technology in some cases - from any one of four bases. 

Synergy provides flexibility to allow each monitoring and control location to have its own video management server, failover and redundant storage, while also enabling operators to view, manage and record feed from any of the other bases, therefore ensuring complete visibility across the entire development.

Securing the two projects boosts Synectics’ already impressive record in Africa. The business already protects vital assets including In Salah, El Merk and Pazflor FPSO

Amedeo concluded: “Synectics has a strong presence in the African oil and gas market. We’ve provided both onshore and offshore solutions for key developments in the region and have found that our robust end-to-end offering has strong appeal for oil and gas companies facing significant environmental and security challenges. These latest contract awards reflect our continued global expansion and position as a trusted and innovative provider.”

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