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Prudhoe Bay Microwave Radio Upgrade

This project involved the replacement of existing 2 GHz analog microwave radio systems with new 18 GHz digital microwave radios. Over 90 radios were upgraded. Each system was assembled and tested at NSTI’s lab, shipped to the customer’s site and installed. Detailed cutover plans were developed that limited system outage times to a 12-hour shift. Over 8,000 high-time work hours were logged with no incidents or near misses. This project was nominated for the BP … Read More

Denali Gas Pipeline Route Survey Communications Support

In mid-March of 2008, NSTI was tasked with the development of a portable and temporary wide area radio system to provide logistics and life safety communications support along the 200-mile survey corridor. The radio communications system needed to be operational by the end of May 2008. In the following ten weeks NSTI: Conducted a topography map survey and determined that over 95% of the route could be covered with UHF repeaters located at just four mountain top sites … Read More

HARMONY – The Prudhoe Bay Integrated Radio Network

In 2007, British Petroleum, as the operator of the Prudhoe Bay oil field chose Motorola’s ‘Harmony’ Integrated Digital Enhanced Network radio system to replace the multiple disparate and aging radio communications systems in use throughout its operating area. NSTI was chosen by Motorola and GCI to be the prime installation contractor for the 23 fixed sites required to provide seamless coverage throughout the operating area. NSTI also installed and distributed several … Read More

90,000 BBL / Day Oilfield Telecommunication Systems

NSTI was selected to design and construct all of the permanent telecommunications facilities at the Alpine oil field on the North Slope of Alaska. NSTI worked closely with client telecommunication engineers to develop the necessary systems needed to meet the operational requirements. NSTI prepared detailed design documents, equipment bills of materials and received and staged all telecommunications materials. As individual facilities were prepared, NSTI shipped … Read More

Alpine 1,000-Man Construction Camp Communication Construction

NSTI was selected to be the prime telecommunications contractor providing communication support for the construction of the Alpine Development Project. NSTI designed and implemented a wide area safety and security radio communications network, which covered 100 miles of pipeline and ice roads in the construction area. Additionally, NSTI commissioned a wide area network of UHF repeaters, base stations, and mobile and handheld radios installed to provide each major … Read More