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Alcatel-Lucent provides communications system for efficient clean energy production at Australia’s Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas plant

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Alcatel-Lucent provides communications system for efficient clean energy production at Australia’s Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas plant

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Advanced communications to provide surveillance and always-on delivery of critical operational data supporting sustainable energy production and worker protection at new facility

Paris, September 12, 2012 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to enhance operations and ensure worker safety at a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing plant in Australia being constructed by leading global engineering, construction and project management company, Bechtel.

An advanced communication system will provide surveillance and secure access capabilities at the Gladstone facility, and support operational data and voice communications.

The GLNG Project is one of Australia’s largest energy projects and will use innovative new technology to process coal seam natural gas (CSG) into LNG for export to global markets.

Alcatel-Lucent will deliver a wide range of communications systems and services for the GLNG Project, including network design, installation, integration, project management and construction.

The use of real-time video and data will allow workers at the GLNG Project to monitor operations in the LNG processing trains, which house liquefaction and purification facilities, on a 24-hour basis.  In addition, real-time data notification will ensure that teams are aware of any potential issues, so that they can be addressed appropriately.

Sean O’Halloran, President and Managing Director Alcatel-Lucent Australia said: “Robust and reliable communications are an increasingly vital component of every business sector, especially in essential industries like energy production. Alcatel-Lucent has extensive global experience in delivering integrated systems to meet the needs of major strategic projects working in challenging environments and supporting advanced capabilities.  We are also committed to supporting the production of cleaner fuel sources as well as stimulating local economies for future economic growth.”

GLNG is a joint venture between one of Australia’s leading gas producers Santos and three of the world’s largest energy companies, PETRONAS, Total and KOGAS.

Alcatel-Lucent will be responsible for project management – including design, procurement, installation and integration – of a complete communications and security system, along with uninterrupted power supply (UPS) back up. A combination of optical fibre cabling, local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), plant UHF radio and VHF marine radio subsystems will deliver data and voice communications to support all operations and the workforce at the plant, including monitoring and control of operations at the LNG trains.

In addition, Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) cameras will allow 24-7 monitoring within and around the plant and a gate access control system will regulate movement at the facility and provide access only to approved personnel.  A public alarm/general alarm (PA/GA) system will deliver essential information to workers and people in the surrounding area.

About Alcatel-Lucent for Energy

Alcatel-Lucent’s communication technology allows customers to make energy choices – in real time, online, from anywhere – empowering them to save energy and money every day, all while helping support their mission-critical operations with uncompromised reliability and security. Alcatel-Lucent is running more than 80 mission critical networks and transformations worldwide. Find out more about our Dynamic Communications for Energy.

About Bechtel

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialise in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; and government services.

Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries. external linkwww.bechtel.com.

About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)

The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2012 Top 50 list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” for breakthroughs such as lightRadio™, which cuts power consumption and operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission – Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: external linkhttp://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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