Employees of the Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co. (ZRCC) in Ningbo, China will soon have more reliable, ubiquitous wireless coverage thanks to a new equipment contract with Andrew, the CommScope Inc. division. ZRCC will use Andrew’s advanced wireless solutions to improve and strengthen wireless signals, reduce signal jamming and expand coverage in indoor and outdoor areas of its crude oil wharf, chemical park and other company facilities.

Andrew will upgrade the refinery and petrochemicals company’s analog trunk radio system to a digital 800 MHz TETRA system. It will supply repeater equipment, indoor and outdoor antennas, coaxial cable and cable assemblies, and other wireless network components.

This is the company’s latest venture into the Chinese market having recently provided solutions for numerous significant projects such as National Center for the Performing Arts, Ministry of Environmental Protection Building, Beijing-to-Tianjin and Shijiazhuang-to-Taiyuan high speed railways, Beijing Subway and Shanghai Metro.

“ZRCC will make its new TETRA network available to multiple production units and locations within its organization,” said Ben Cardwell, vice president of sales and marketing, Asia Pacific, Andrew. “The result should be more effective and uniform central management and dispatching among production and office areas as well as improved resource sharing.”