Intrazone fiber optic communication links (FOCL) have been commissioned at Middle Volga Industrial Communication Directorate (Samara). The new links united six communication centres that used to belong to Telecomnefteproduct with the oil trunk network of Svyaztransneft.
Since May 2017, five FOCLs with the total length of 36 km have been laid. The construction was carried out within the technical upgrading program of Svyaztransneft in the territory of Samara, Ulyanovsk and Penza Regions.
The fiber-optic cable was laid into the ground using the trenchless method and cable laying machinery to minimize the negative impact on soil. Horizontal directional drilling systems were used to perform 16 cable crossings over artificial and natural barriers.
Within the program of technical upgrading, new station equipment for industrial and technological communication, multiplexing as well as new power units were installed at 11 communication centres of Svyaztransneft and six operator rooms of Transneft Druzhba. Air-conditioning systems were installed at two communication centres to maintain the essential temperature and humidity conditions. All the equipment was connected to a unified monitoring and control system of Svyaztransneft.
The commissioning of intrazone FOCLs covered the needs of Transneft Druzhba for high-speed quality communication channels.