FFT secures upgrade contract to support LNG terminal expansion

  • New contract will see Aura Ai-X protect expanded perimeter of the liquefied natural gas terminal located on the Gulf Coast
  • Aura Ai-X will deliver state-of the-art site security, safeguard critical infrastructure and support facility growth

Future Fibre Technology (FFT) has secured a contract from a long-term, energy sector customer who has elected to upgrade its current FFT intrusion detection system to the latest generation Aura Ai-X technology. Aura Ai-X will deliver state-of-the-art site security, safeguard critical infrastructure and support expansion of this critical natural gas terminal. This contract win was announced to the ASX and Ava Group shareholders on 20 December 2023. 

With the existing liquefied natural gas terminal and regasification facility among the largest LNG facilities in the world, the refinery is undergoing a large-scale expansion of to include liquefaction and export capabilities. This requires security solutions that safeguard critical infrastructure and operations, as well as prevent unauthorised access, tapping and tampering within the site.

Over the next 12 months, the customer will upgrade to Aura Ai-X and FFT’s deep learning subscription service, ATLAS – underscoring the customer’s commitment to enhanced resilience, efficiency and security within their operations.

Commenting on the new contract, Ava Risk Group CEO Mal Maginnis said, Since launching Aura Ai-X, we have won significant new contracts around the globe, demonstrating the solution’s suitability to large scale, complex projects. We enjoy long term relationships with many of our customers which includes supporting them with tailored solutions to meet their changing security needs. We look forward to the continued growth of Aura Ai-X as the fibre optic sensing solution of choice in all of our key markets for years to come.”

With unrivalled performance and exceptional event classification accuracy, Aura Ai-X delivers a leading Probability of Detection (POD) combined with the lowest Nuisance Alarm Rate (NAR). The technology also features an embedded deep learning engine to enhance system performance by referencing algorithm upgrades backed by FFT’s global data library. Delivering the most advanced fiber optic based sensing solutions in the world, FFT’s technology is already protecting oil and gas facilities in the United States, Europe,  North Africa and the Middle East against malicious intrusions.

About Future Fibre Technologies
Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) manufactures a complete portfolio of fiber optic sensing solutions for the protection and monitoring of high value assets and critical infrastructure. From perimeter intrusion and pipeline interference to condition and assurance monitoring and data network protection, FFT has more than 2,500 systems are installed globally. FFT is part of Ava Risk Group – a market leader in risk management technologies trusted by some of the most security conscious commercial, industrial, military and government customers in the world.