After substantial success in the Solomon Islands, XSite Modular, the leading prefabrication consultant and design-builder of Critical Infrastructure Buildings worldwide, has been awarded yet another design and build contract. This time, it’s by PNG DataCo Limited (DataCo) for a modular cable landing station (MCLS) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. To be completed in Q3 2019, the landing station will be part of the Coral Sea Cable System (CSCS), a 4,700 km subsea network connecting Sydney, Australia to Port Moresby and Honiara in the Solomon Islands. With steadily growing market share, the PNG station is one of 17 facilities XSite has built or is in the process of building in the region.
“Following our recent contract win to design and build four modular cable landing stations for the Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company’s new system, we are thrilled that the industry continues to recognize the advantages of our modular design-build process, which significantly accelerates project schedules while providing cost certainty from concept through completion,” comments Amy Marks, CEO, XSite. “The Coral Sea Cable System, which will connect to that undersea cable as well as to the Solomon Islands Domestic Network, is an equally ambitious project. So, we are happy that XSite has been selected to build yet another modular cable landing station that is specifically designed to withstand any adverse environmental or man-made event. As members of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA), we are committed to this region and its residence.”
The contract with PNG DataCo comes at a time when XSite has experienced a surge in demand for its permanent steel and concrete buildings, which are designed to a 50-year lifespan, nearly maintenance free and constructed using modular technology. XSite’s MCLS will provide the CSCS network with critical services including cooling, ventilation, fire detection and suppression, AC backup power, cable management, access control, video surveillance and a building management system, in addition to office space.
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