Openet Completes Jiangsu ICT

Openet has completed implementation of ICT infrastructure at Galaxy Resources' Jiangsu Lithium Carbonate plant in Zhangjiagang, China.

The Jiangsu Lithium Carbonate plant is the first fully automated Lithium Carbonate plant in China, producing battery grade Lithium Carbonate for the Lithium battery market. The plant is fed with spodumene produced at Galaxy's Mt Cattlin project located at Ravensthorpe, Western Australia.

Openet was intimately involved in the project from attending the ground breaking ceremony in February 2010 to participating in the business readyness programme and development of the ICT budget through to detailed design & specification, management of procurement and finally technical implementation services.

"It's very rewarding for the whole team to work on a project like this from initial concept to completion." said Andrew Monteiro, Openet's Managing Director.

Members of the Openet team performed several trips to China during the project to oversee ICT infrastructure installation, commission communications services, complete server builds, assist with recruitment of a local technical resource and provide training to Galaxy staff.

ICT services delivered on the project included:

Management & Administration Services
  • ICT Project Management
  • ICT Procurement
  • ICT Policy Development
  • 3rd Party Service Management
          Infrastructure Services including
  • Equipment Environments
    • Server Room
    • Power Conditioning
    • Cooling
  • Local & Wide Area Networks
    • Copper & Fibre cabling topologies
    • Network Switching & Routing
    • VPN Services
    • International network links
  • Print Services
  • Servers, Storage & Virtualisation
  • Directory Services
Information Management including
  • File System Design & Security
  • Capacity Planning
  • Filesytem Anti-Virus
  • Backup & Recovery systems
  • Database systems
  • International data replication
Communications including
  • Email Systems
    • Email Anti-Virus
    • Webmail
    • Email Archiving
    • Mobile Device connectivity
  • IP Telephony

Having completed delivery of these service, Openet now provides Comprehensive Operational Support Services for ongoing maintenance and support of the Jiangsu plant's ICT services.