The entire FFT team proudly receiving the National Export Award
Victorian company Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), a world leader in fibre optic intrusion detection, has signed a contract to protect 500 kilometres (310 miles) of buried pipeline in Iraq.
The contract builds on FFT’s record of success and global experience in protecting buried oil and gas pipelines against both deliberate and accidental damage. FFT and AYA International, the exclusive in-country agent, will be working in conjunction with ZTE Corporation, the prime contractor for the pipeline security and communications, to deliver the project.
This is the first FFT pipeline security system installed in Iraq, with expansion opportunities also possible in the future.
FFT’s solution benefits include a simple to understand and use operator interface, the ability to operate in harsh environments, flexibility in overall design, and local technical support capability through its partner AYA International.
John Butler, Victorian Commissioner to the Middle East and North Africa, said: “FFT is a leading Victorian company who will bring the very best results for its client who recognised the many advantages it can bring to the project. With its expanding economy, there are growing trade and business opportunities in Iraq and we are very proud that a Victorian company is adding value to the future growth and development of the country.”
FFT was last year's winner of the Governor of Victoria Export Awards, administered by the Victorian Government, in the Small to Medium Manufacturer category. They then went on to win the same category at the Australian Export Awards and were awarded the Australian Exporter of the Year.