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Speedcast delivers emergency equipment to Texas ethane cracker plant

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Speedcast International Ltd, a provider of remote communication and IT solutions, has announced that its systems integration team has delivered a new emergency alert tower and other network hardware equipment to an ethane cracker plant in Texas, US, set to begin operations in 2020.

The new onshore plant is majority-owned by a multinational energy producer who is also one of Speedcast's top global energy clients, and construction of the cracker broke ground earlier in 2018.

The plant is set to produce 1 million tpy of ethane, and Speedcast's emergency alert tower system will be used throughout the plant as a security measure to ensure that in an emergency, all personnel are alerted and can take appropriate action.

Terry Babin, Speedcast’s Global Director of Systems Integration, said: "Emergency alert systems are vital to operations both onshore and offshore, and we are pleased to provide reliable solutions to keep the workers safe and operating efficiently.

”In addition, breaking ground on this new ethane cracker demonstrates the strategic movement that many of our customers are making to enhance their position in the market, which shows promise that activity in the energy sector is picking up in the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding onshore region.”

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