Aqura Awarded Major Global Wi-Fi Works Package with BHP
Aqura Technologies is pleased to announce that we have been successful in being awarded the first package of installation works to support the BHP Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) Global Wireless LAN (GWLAN) uplift program. This first package focuses on the upgrade of Wi-Fi infrastructure for the Yandi iron ore mine site in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.
Travis Young, Aqura Technologies Chief Commercial Officer shared his appreciation of BHP and the wider Aqura team on the award.
“The project is the first step of BHP’s Global Wi-Fi initiative to strategically upgrade wireless connectivity at its sites to enable digital-first working models,” said Travis.
“We’re thrilled to be working with another part of the BHP WAIO team to support their future business strategy and comes off the back of the highly successful multi-year In-Room Communication Entertainment System (IRCES) project across many of BHPs accommodation precincts in the Pilbara.”
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The IRCES project saw Aqura design and deliver a high-performance internet and communications network to over 11,000 rooms via a high-performance gigabit passive optical network (GPON), latest generation Wi-Fi access points, supported by advanced bandwidth optimisation and BYOD enablement.
The scope of the new WAIO Global Wi-Fi engagement covers the installation of network hardware, cabling and conduit, and testing. The work includes upgrade of the Ore Handling Plant (OHP) buildings and external yard areas. A number of the buildings included within the Scope do not have existing Wi-Fi infrastructure. The Wi-Fi uplift will enable the roll out of the new Guest, Device and Team network that will leverage each access point for availability. This will provide users the network coverage and required bandwidth to perform their daily works with APAC business applications, and to support future growth.
Even with travel restrictions in place, we are already commencing the material procurement and installation planning with our in-house team who are working remotely, said Travis.
This is a great example of the agility that our team is known for and we look forward to supporting BHP and delivering this programme of works over the next six months.