Oil and gas industry composites manufacturer Matrix Composites & Engineering has won a contract from the Western Australian state government to develop solar-powered bulk hand sanitiser dispensers for use in public spaces in the state,
The dispensers, dubbed Solsan, are completely touchless in their operation, and were developed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The solar powered bulk hand sanitiser dispensers can be easily installed in public spaces with limited access to running water such as playgrounds and parks, schools, tourism destinations, community sport centres and sporting stadiums, and transport hubs.
Matrix will design, manufacture and operate two prototypes and up to ten of the Solsan stations for the WA government.
The Solsan units will be 4G communication enabled and have the capacity for more than 10,000 dispenses before needing a refill.
The units have been developed to suit the harsh WA climate.
Installation of the 10 units is planned before June, 2021 and will be followed by a six-month period for community feedback.
Matrix managing director Aaron Begley said the units were the first of their type to be locally manufactured.
“It provides us with a fantastic opportunity to support the wider community whilst unlocking a significant new market opportunity for the company.”
Matrix is best known as a manufacturer of underwater buoyancy systems for the offshore oil and gas sector.
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