French technology group Thales has been selected by Qatar to deliver and install an integrated solution for the protection of the infrastructure and the environment of a new commercial port.
Under the contract, Thales will provide a high-technology, integrated solution managed by a security command and control centre.
The solution includes a perimeter intrusion detection system, a perimeter surveillance and lighting system, a redundant IT communication network, a redundant video storage system, an under-vehicle surveillance system and a tetra communication system.
Thales secure communications and information systems executive vice-president Marc Darmon said: "We are very pleased to be appointed to design and implement the security solution of the New Port, an integral part of the Qatar National Vision 2030 strategy.
"With Thales’s architecture, the security solution will be interoperable, adaptable, resilient and future-proof. It will suit the needs of the operators and local authority alike, for tomorrow and the years to come."
The new commercial port will comprise three container terminals with a combined annual capacity of more than six million containers a year.
In addition to container traffic, the port will be accommodating general cargo traffic, offshore support, coast guard vessels, a marine support unit and imports of vehicles, livestock, as well as bulk grain.
Thales port security command and control centre is responsible for preventing piracy, trafficking, smuggling and global threats of terrorism.
Image: The solution will make the port secure, resilient and easily upgradable. Photo: courtesy of Thales Group.