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Boston Networks deliver communications infrastructure for new Shetland Gas Plant

Shetland Gas PlantBoston Networks has delivered the communications infrastructure for The Shetland Gas Plant, as production starts on the new Laggan and Tomore gas fields in the West of Shetland.

The new gas processing plant, built as part of energy giant Total’s Laggan-Tormore development, occupies an area of approximately 540,000m2 of which the plant occupies 250,000m2. Adjacent to the existing Sullom Voe oil terminal, it is the main processing plant for gas from the Laggan and Tormore fields, and is located approximately 125km North West of the Shetland Islands.

Working closely with construction partners GA Barnie, Morrison Construction and Petrofac, Boston Networks deployed a high performance future proof solution to support voice and data throughout critical buildings within the plant, including the Gatehouse, Administration buildings and the Workshop.

The Shetland Gas Plant adopted the very latest technologies to create a robust and scalable communications infrastructure to support the plant to ensure it delivers optimum performance, even in the most challenging of environments.

Both gas fields are located on the edge of the UK continental shelf, where water depths descend rapidly from an average of 120m to 600m and beyond, presenting a uniquely challenging environment to operate in but also with great potential.

The Shetland Gas Plant, the biggest construction project in the UK since the 2012 London Olympics, will produce 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent every day.

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