HG Power to develop optic fibre project


PNG Power Ltd and HG Power Transmission Ltd signed a contract to begin the construction of an optic fiber network on PNG Power’s power line network and tower infrastructure.

PNG Power CEO Tony Koiri and Business Development Manager Rama Junan signed the documents at PNG Power’s boardroom at Hohola on February 8.

Mr Koiri was pleased that HG Power were contracted to develop the project and said he had a lot of confidence in the project being completed on time.

Mr Junan said it was their second project in PNG and he assured PPL the project would finish on time with all quality and safety requirements met.

The signing allows HG Power to construct, test and commission the Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), ADSS and APPROACH cables on PPL’s power network that will link Madang and Lae via Walium, Gusap, Yonki, Mutzing and Erap.

The contract signing follows PPL and Telikom’s MOA signed on January 11, which allowed optic fiber network development on PPL’s power line network and tower infrastructure for Telikom to use for telecommunication purposes.

Telikom will be able to use optic fibre cables that carry a capacity of 10 Gigabytes, a data superhighway guaranteed to take telecommunications to a whole new level.