Reviewing port security

Ottawa-based OSI Geospatial Inc. nets a US$1.2-million contract to assess security at a busy port area in Texas. The company’s US Systems Operations division will carry out the study for the Sabine Neches port area, home to numerous refining, chemical, OSI.jpgstorage and quarrying interests, as well as fuelling stations and the ports of Port Arthur, Port of Beaumont and the Port of Orange. “This is our first port security win and I am pleased to be involved in this very important project,” says OSI Geospatial CEO Ken Kirkpatrick. “The development of the US port security market is a high priority for OSI and we are well-positioned to leverage our advanced naval situational awareness technology to provide solutions that will enhance port security operations.” Granted through a $110-million Port Security Grant Program administered by the US Department of Homeland Security, the $6 million Sabine Neches area assessment grant will ultimately lead to defence plans for the 'high-risk' area in the event of an attack. OSI Geospatial’s work on the project, expected to finish in six months, could lead to sales of its situational awareness and navigation systems to other interested parties.

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