XSite Modular Awarded Contract by Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company
October 16, 2018
XSite Modular was awarded a contract by Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) to design and build four modular cable landing stations. The latest contract is one of many that were awarded to XSite in 2018, with additional contract awards to be announced in the coming months.
To be completed in mid-2019, the new cable landing stations will be deployed in Honiara, Auki, Noro, and Taro, Solomon Islands, with an additional structure to serve as office space for the company’s headquarters in Honiara. The landing stations will be part of SISCC’s undersea cable network for the Solomon Islands, which includes the Coral Sea Cable System (CSCS) 4,700km subsea network and the Solomon Islands Domestic Network (SIDN) 730km subsea network. Both of these cable systems are being majority grant funded by the Commonwealth of Australia as part of its Official Development Assistance programme under a memorandum of understanding signed by the Governments of Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in July. The Cable Landing Stations form part of the landing party infrastructure that SISCC must provide under these project agreements, ready for installation and commissioning of the cable infrastructure in mid-2019.
XSite’s modular landing stations will provide SISCC with critical services including cooling, ventilation, fire detection and suppression, AC backup power, cable management, access control, video surveillance and a building management system, among others. Once completed, the buildings, containing top-line and high-value equipment, will be shipped to the Solomon Islands where they will be set, assembled and tested to meet the highest standards for critical infrastructure, the company said in a press release.