Case Study: delivering a secure networking solution for the port of cork

project Background

Onnec has designed and delivered an integrated wired and wireless networking solution for the Port of Cork, the second largest natural harbor in the world.

In 2022, the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) launched its new state-of-the-art Cork Container Terminal (CCT) to support the increase in freight traffic and to deliver more efficient container-handling facilities. The €94 million expenditure was the largest, single investment in marine infrastructure of any Irish port during the last 100 years.

With one of the largest deep-water, multimodal berths in the world (13-meter depth and 360 meters in length), the container vessels that are facilitated in Ringaskiddy are the largest that can be accommodated anywhere in Ireland. The company currently employs 170 staff and on average lifts 650 containers per day. Once fully operational on completion of the M28 motorway in Cork, CCT will have the capacity to process up to 350,000 containers a year.  

Constant communication and automated processes are critical for a safe, secure and ‘always on’ operational experience. The network deployed needed to be resilient and secure to meet the needs of this busy port.

our approach

Onnec’s integrated solution is based on wired and wireless products from HPE Aruba Networking with security and cloud-managed services at the heart, not added in post deployment. For such a challenging RF environment, Onnec, working alongside HPE Aruba Networking and the PoCC onsite teams, constantly adapted throughout the design and deployment phases, to deliver the solution that is in place today and ready for the future capacity expectations of the port.

Onnec were selected because of our service delivery model and the partnership approach we share with our clients. Today, we continue to be a delivery partner with the PoCC, providing an ongoing working relationship with on-site engineers and advising on the strategic improvements that can be made across the technologies to ensure the PoCC meets its growth ambitions.

Onnec is an HPE Aruba Networking Gold partner with certified and highly skilled engineers, trained and accredited in deploying HPE Aruba Networking solutions. We have been recognized for our expertise across the entire HPE Aruba Networking product portfolio, delivering next generation technology solutions that securely deliver the best connectivity experience.

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Onnec is a Gold HPE Aruba Networking Partner