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Alcatel-Lucent deploys communication infrastructure for Uzbekistan-China gas pipeline


Paris – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that it has secured a USD 26 million contract with JV Asia TransGas LLC (ATG), an Uzbek oil and gas pipeline operator, to build up a communication infrastructure for the 500-km long Uzbekistan-China gas pipeline(UCGP). Alcatel-Lucent‘s solution, which will be installed by the end of summer 2009, will provide ATG with new and enhanced functionalities for video conferencing, surveillance (CCTV) andperimeter alarm. It will also enable Uzbekistan to modernize its national gas pipeline infrastructure. The contract was signed through Alcatel-Lucent’s Chinese flagship company, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell.

As part of the project, Alcatel-Lucent will supply ATG with a turnkey, integrated communications solution, including radio and optical transmission, satellite-based TV system and phone devices, voice switching systems and local area networks (LAN).Alcatel-Lucent will also provide comprehensive professional services including design, integration and testing, engineering, and installation.

“This project is yet another confirmation of Alcatel-Lucent’s expertise in complex integrated networks deployment for business critical communication,” mentioned Alexander Tikhonov, Alcatel-Lucent’s vice-president for the Commonwealth of Independent States. “We have the experience, resources and comprehensive set of solutions to support our customers in the oil and gas industry.”

Backed by the state-of-art network integration technologies and rich experiences for serving over 255,000 enterprise customers around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a world leading telecommunications solution provider in the oil and gas market.

About Asia TransGas (ATG)
In accordance with the “Agreement on Principle of Construction and Operation of Uzbekistan-China Gas Pipeline” signed on April 30th, 2007 between the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the “Agreement on Principles of Construction and Operation of Uzbekistan-China Gas Pipeline” signed on July 31st, 2007 between the National Holding Company “UZBEKNEFTEGAZ” and the Chinese National Petroleum Company, National Holding Company “UZBEKNEFTEGAZ” and Trans-Asia Gas Pipeline Company Limited (a subsidiary of CNPC) together formed a joint venture company-Joint Venture -Asia Trans Gas- Limited Liability Company on January 30th, 2008, taking in charge of the construction and administration of the Pipeline to be built immediately.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 16.98 billion in 2008 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:


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