PROJECT PROFILE 3
CLIENT: VIXEN ENTERPRISES LTD (GLOBACOM LIMTED)
TITLE: DESIGN,CONSTRUCTION, AND COMMISSIONING OF OPTIC FIBRE BACKBONE OF 225KM
The principal officers of ADL Solutions while in Telnet, were responsible for contracting from Vixen Enterprises Ltd (Globacom Limited) the the contract for the design construction, and commissioning of a 225k optical fibre backbone linking Globacom’s Mobile Switching Exchanges in Owerri – Onitsha - Awka and Enugu in the Eastern part of Nigeria.
This project had extensive challenges ranging from disruptions arising from road dualisation at the Onitsha end and management defocus. A key learning point was also in the area of critical management of cash flow for civil construction projects with extended duration like the fibre optic project works.
The project commenced on a great note with extensive investment made on the equipment for blowing fibre optic cable, as well as the equipment and test sets for splicing, testing and commissioning fibre optic cable.
The investment also included specialised equipment for fast tracking field handling of fibre cables in the course of blowing. The equipment automates the processes of coiling and un-coiling of the fibre cable into figure 8.
The use of these equipment ensure that damages arising from tangling do not occur.The Owerri – Onitsha – Awka – Enugu link was made operational by end 2007 and eventually signed off end Q1 2008.