The IJmuiden steel plant is Tata Steel’s largest, spanning 7.5km² and producing up to seven million metric tonnes per annum.
The TETRA network consists of five base stations – providing site-wide coverage, fail safe operation and redundancy – control room solutions and around 900 hand-portable and mobile radios, including STP8X Intrinsically Safe hand-portable radios.
The network is already fully operational and utilises specialist solutions for communication between vehicles, locomotives, cranes and emergency rooms.
“We are extremely pleased that Tata Steel has chosen Sepura,” said Gary Maughan, Sepura's Regional Director for UK and North/Central Europe.
“This prestigious win builds on our strong working relationship with Abiom, proven over many previous projects, and is a robust endorsement of our combined expertise in the complex communications requirements of the industrial sector.
“The crystal-clear audio and rugged reliability of our radios, in combination with our robust infrastructure, will make a vital contribution to efficient operation and worker safety in this demanding environment.”