General Dynamics Mission Systems–Italy is supplying a complete fully-integrated security and communication system, acting as “Telecommunications and Security systems Main Contractor and Integrator”, responsible for systems design, engineering, procurement, integration, IFAT, delivery, on-site systems installation, testing and services.
The El Merk oil field is located at 300 km south east of Hassi Messaoud in the Berkine Basin area of Algerian Sahara in a remote, harsh desert location where the terrain consists of large interlocking sand dunes.
The El Merk central processing facility will serve as a production HUB for the region. The combined nominal capacity of the initially installed processing facilities will be 98,000 barrels of oil per day and 31,000 barrels of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) per day together with an NGL train with a nominal capacity of 600 million standard cubic feet per day.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Italy Scope of Supply includes:
Permanent and Mobile communication facilities including a full fibre optic/copper network with network management suite, PABX and telephone systems, HF and VHF radio systems (Conventional and Trunked).
Fully-integrated security/anti-intrusion and protection system with smart Access Control systems, a large video-surveillance CCTV system, plant-wide public address (PA/GA) systems, vehicle tracking systems and intruder detection systems. Ancillary and power supply units/UPS for all the systems.