Gladstone LNG

End customer

GLNG Operations


Queensland, Australia

Project name

LNG Plant

General project description

Santos, PETRONAS, Total, and KOGAS set up a joint venture for the GLNG project, a planned LNG plant in Gladstone, Queensland. The FEED work is being carried out by Foster Wheeler and Bechtel (also EPC Contractor). It is a leading project in the conversion of coal seam gas into LNG with an initial capacity between 3 and 4 million tons of LNG. The first shipments of LNG are scheduled for 2015.

Project scope

  • Task: Engineering, Factory & Site Acceptance Test and Training at Site
  • System: Intercom, Public Address, Warning and General Alarm system
  • Scope of delivery/details:
    • A total of 10 INTRON-D plus central exchange cabinets, configured as A+B systems:
      2 Master Exchange Units (CEU A+B) / 4 Remote Exchange Units (4x REU A+B)
    • System network via redundant single mode fibre optic
    • 1 Master Access Panel, over 300 explosion-proof and weather-proof loudspeakers, approx. 80 monitored flashing beacons
    • System designed according to AS 60849 (Australian Standard)
    • Integrated ESD (Emergency Shutdown) interface
    • Redundant interface from F&G system at each node
    • Redundant VoIP telephone (SIP protocol) interface
    • Redundant Plant Radio Interface, CCTV, LRAD
    • Each system and all relevant components have N+1 redundancy
    • 18 kW amplifier output
    • NTP time synchronization with a satellite-based time server of the customer’s network. The time is automatically set for all units for event and error logging.
  • Schedule: Contract awarded in May 2012, delivered in September 2012, Site Acceptance Test in November 2012
  • Parties involved in the project: EPC Contractor: Bechtel. The project was performed by our local partner in Australia, Western Advance.

Special features

  • A+B system redundancy and additional N+1 redundancy of all relevant components
  • Intelligent redundant network – automatic routing
  • Excellent sound coverage (in case of failure sound coverage loss < 3 dB)