When you think of the leading prefabrication consultant and design-builder of Critical Infrastructure Buildings worldwide, who comes to mind? XSite Modular? We thought so. XSite has just announced that it has been awarded a contract to design and build four modular cable landing stations by the Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company Limited (SISCC). And with no plans on slowing down, XSite looks forward to the coming months for additional contract awards.
The new cable landing stations are set to be completed in mid-2019 and are being 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), a 4,700km subsea network connecting Sydney, Australia to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and Honiara in the Solomon Islands and the Solomon Islands Domestic Network (SIDN), a 730km subsea network linking Taro in Choiseul Province, Noro in Western Province and Auki in Malaita Province to SISCC’s international hub in Honiara. 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.
“Our cable landing stations can withstand the worst natural disasters, security threats and failure scenarios imaginable,” states Amy Marks, CEO, XSite Modular. “The permanent steel and concrete buildings are designed to a 50-year lifespan and constructed using modular technology, which is ideal for environments such as these. We’re honored to have been awarded this contract and are excited to be a part of the great work being done by our partners in this region.”
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.