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New Fibre Optic Telecoms and CCTV Network for Saudi Paraffin and Derivatives Complex

Case Study Details


Farabi Petrochemicals Company


Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia


MULTIduct™, STAKKAbox™ Fortress, AX-S™  Composite Covers



Case Study

Farabi Petrochemicals Company (FPC) is one the world’s largest manufactures of Normal Paraffin and Linear Alkylbenzene using latest UOP technology. The new FPC refinery complex was inaugurated by the custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz in June 2006 during his landmark visit to Jubail Industrial City. FPC selected Jubail Industrial City for the location of its new Paraffin and Derivatives Complex due to is strategic location, providing competitive advantages such as feedstock supplies, key utilities, new infrastructure and access to a world class port terminal for bulk and container shipments, for all its products enabling it to compete in the global market.

Cubis Systems was approached to provide a network access and cable protection solution for the Complex's new fibre optic telecoms and CCTV network. The speed and ease of installation was of paramount importance due to the 8600 meters of MULTIduct™ cable protection units as well as 127 STAKKAbox™ Fortress access chambers and AX-S™  Composite covers that where required. Full installation took only 50 days compared to a traditional installation of concrete products that would have taken far longer due to the need for specialist machinery.

Cubis’ cable protection system MULTIduct™ offered an innovative, lightweight, structural, multiple duct that provided a modern alternative to traditional cable ducting. The installation of MULTIduct™ at the FPC site required the full range of MULTIduct™ accessories such as bend mitres; Y lateral break out units and socket end caps. MULTIduct™ units feature a square duct space that has 25% more capacity compared to traditional ducting along with unique smooth internal walls for easier cable pulling and with no sharp edges for cable damage. The system has been designed to deliver a seamless integration with Cubis’ range of chamber access products such as STAKKAbox™ Fortress enabling enhanced cable management and network access.

The STAKKAbox™ Fortress chamber system comprises of modular scalable components that are easily connectable. These components are also lightweight falling under 25kg making them suitable for a single person lift under manual handling regulations. This removed the need for heavy plant machinery onsite, a requirement that was requested by the FPC due the scale and remoteness of installation around the vast site. The STAKKAbox™ Fortress system also comes with a wide range of accessories and covers that  helped save even more time allowing the installers to simply place, connect, back fill and walk away.

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