DXN to build $1.45m cable landing station for Speedcast
DXN, a data centre designer – builder, has won a contract to design and build a $1.45 million (A$2.3 million) cable landing station for critical communications provider Speedcast.
Under the terms of the agreement, the project will happen in two phases. In the first phase DXN will design a modular cable station (MCS) for Speedcast’s Mozambique operations worth approximately at approximately $31,000 (AU$50,000).
During the second phase DXN will start the factory build, shipping and installation of the MCS valued at up to $1.41 million (AU$2.25 million).
“We are thrilled to have secured this contract, which allows us to become involved in building the critical infrastructure required to support off-shore energy projects in Mozambique,” said Matthew Madden, CEO of DXN.
“This cable landing station is part of one of the top 10 Oil and Gas projects in 2020, the undertaking itself being one of a series of major projects set to transform Africa’s natural gas industry over the next five years.”
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Both parties agree that phase 2 will only start when phase 1 has been completed, mutual agreement has been reached on the roll-out agreement for Phase 2 and Speedcast agreeing to terms with its customer for the supply and installation of the MCS.
“During the course of the formal international evaluation, DXN was consistently able to prove that we have best-in-class designs and solutions that matched the requirements for this client,” continued Madden.
“We were able to provide excellent references for previous projects in the Pacific region and are delighted that we will be supporting this very important endeavour.”
In February, DXN signed a $171,000 (A$260,000) agreement with Business Communications Australasia (BCA) for colocation services at the DXN-SYD01 Sydney data centre.
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