Sanday Radio Station (WIG), Orkneys, Scotland – 2G/3G/4G Telecoms Upgrade (Darwin)
Client: Wireless Infrastructure Group, Bellshill, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 3 days
Project value: £12k – Comms Installation
Completion date: 17/06/2016
HF divisions involved: Comms
HF Comms complete telecomms upgrade on a WIG site in the remote Orkney Islands that refreshes the 2G/3G existing services and introduces 4G to the residents of the island on behalf of EE (Everything Everywhere).
Project Challenges Overcame: Projects such as this are second nature to HF Comms, however working on remote islands always brings new challenges. This project was passed to HF Comms to build without ever being to the site. Our main challenges were to coordinate our engineers, accommodation, civil work, deliveries and on site issues with minimum disruption. We decided that couriers were not going to be reliable and due to location it would make sense for our civils team to deliver all kit to site, which happened without any problems. With the site being remote it was incredibly hard to locate subcontractors to complete the works. HF Skilled riggers worked through bad weather by prioritising certain works around the elements. We are glad to report all was overcome and the site was built on time. 4G is now provided to the residents. This was one of the first builds we completed for the client and following this we now undertake the account for them.
“We recently choose HF Comms as one of our preferred suppliers to assist Wireless infrastructure Group roll-out mobile communication networks on behalf of our customers, the first sites we allocated were spread across the Orkney Islands which was a challenge itself, HF Comms proved they were a able to plan and execute the deployment with their extremely skill teams, Three sites were delivered on three different Islands in two weeks, it was a pleasure dealing with the team and the works seemed effortless, we look forward to working with HF Comms in the future.”
A bit about WIG – Wireless Infrastructure Group is an independent infrastructure company. They build and operate communication towers and other wireless infrastructure to enable the connection between networks and the communities that rely on their services. WIG operates a network of over 2,000 shared communication infrastructure assets covering the breadth of the UK and have recently started operations in Republic of Ireland and Netherlands. For more about WIG click here