22 February 2017 - Sepura, in conjunction with Dutch distributor Abiom, has been chosen by Tata Steel to provide a complete TETRA communications solution for its flagship site in the Netherlands. The IJmuiden steel plant is Tata Steel's largest, spanning 7.5km² and producing up to seven MPTA. 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.