Date: August 2011
In August 2011, ICS Industries were engaged by Telstra to commence design works on Telecommunication Buildings that would accommodate equipment for a major fibre network. Working closely with the Telstra project team, ICS developed a series of shelters that could house both active and passive equipment. The early stages of this evolving project required two shelters to be built; Claremont in Tasmania and South West Rocks in New South Wales.
These were a 24kW fibre shelter, 6m x 3.3m by 3.1m and a 13kW with ODF fibre shelter, 7.3m x 3.3m by 3.1m. The scope of the project included full fibre shelter build, delivery to site and placement at the site.
Pier footings were nominated and installed as well as a concrete foundation for the emergency plant and supporting conduit system.
Once all the civil works were completed ICS project managed the full logistics of the shelter delivery to Claremont Tasmania from the ICS manufacturing base in Thomastown, Victoria.
This included sea transportation and dealings with the plant in Tasmania to land the shelter in Claremont. The site was the first of a number of projects programmed on this national fibre roll-out.