Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) – a part of India’s leading infrastructure conglomerate the Adani Group – is India’s largest multi-port operator. APSEZ is the only private sector port operator with presence across six ports in India. The company’s aim is to increase annual cargo handling capacity from 112.8 million MT in 2014 to 200 million MT by 2020. Located in State of Gujarat – APSEZ’s Mundra Port is Adani Group’s crown jewel and the largest port in India. Adani has also obtained approvals from Government of India for setting up another multi-product SEZ and Free Trade Warehousing Zones in Mundra. It also operates Asia’s largest coal import terminal of 60 MMTPA.
APSEZ contracted Wipro – a leading technology and integration company in India to plan and deploy IT Infrastructure including CCTV network across the port. The challenges at the port included providing connectivity to a large number of cameras spread across the port and at a distance of 15 – 20 Kms from the control room. The laying of fibre and the maintenance of the equipment over the vast area of land was proving to be complex, difficult and expensive.
Working with Wipro and with the help of network planning tools including Google Earth – Wavesight developed a wireless network to connect the cameras using 16 WaveMax N capable for handling bandwidth requirements over distances of 20 Kms. Optimised for lower levels of latency, Wavesight Wireless radios proved to be cost effective, reliable and consistent.