Bosch Provides Security and Communications Solution for German Coal-Fired Power Plant

Bosch Provides Security and Communications Solution for German Coal-Fired Power Plant

Bosch Security Systems got the contract for providing the communications and security technology for the Hamburg-Moorburg coal-fired power plant run by Vattenfall Europe Generation AG & Co. KG. The contract incorporates everything from public address systems to alarm signaling and evacuation, as well as fire detection technology, video surveillance, communication and low-voltage networks for dual-unit plants.

Bosch is installing a Praesideo public address system to ensure emergency warning and evacuation requirements are met. The system operates with around 1,600 loudspeakers and 900 strobes. For the twelve elevators planned within the coal-fired power plant, Bosch is fitting a self-contained elevator emergency call system using PC-based system management that records and processes all incoming alarms.

Fire detection will be provided by four so called universal security systems. A total of 2,400 automatic detectors, 600 manual call points, 500 smoke gas detectors and 470 interfaces are also being installed. When maintenance work is being carried out, the security technology will be supplemented with a mobile fire detection system with central RF receiver unit, optical and acoustic alarm signaling, eight RF smoke detectors and four RF heat detectors.

Bosch is providing object protection through a video surveillance system that features six Dinion cameras and 13 Dome cameras with pan, tilt and zoom technology. The associated video management system has three workstations.

Central information processing for the fire detection system, public address system, video surveillance and elevator emergency call is provided by a management system based on the Building Integration System (BIS). The BIS featuring two workstations covers all alarms and faults.

The contract also includes the provision and installation of the passive network infrastructure for data traffic and voice communication in the power plant. The communication ports for PCs and printers on workstations are connected via fiber optic cables, while the telecommunication systems and DECT base stations are connected via telecommunication cables. In terms of access control and pass generation, Bosch is constructing the cable network for signal-controlled operation of card readers, turnstiles and barriers. Planning and designing security and communication networks will be facilitated by a documentation system.

Bosch is setting up a low-voltage supply network to power the components in the security and communication systems, and which will also supply the service workstations, for example terminals, PCs, printers and laptops.

The contract covers an RF timer system that ensures all systems with time-oriented control or monitoring are operating according to the same system time. The RF timer system provides interfaces to meet all current standards.

Over the coming years, Vattenfall Europe Generation AG & Co. KG is set to invest around two billion euros in the construction of the modern dual-unit coal-fired power plant in Hamburg-Moorburg. The power plant's gross electric output will be 1,640 megawatt and it will supply up to 650 megawatt for the long-distance energy output coupling. The investment decision will create and safeguard employment and apprenticeship positions, meaning that, in future, 370 people will be employed in operation and maintenance at the Hamburg-Moorburg power plant. What's more, the move will generate greater impetus for the service providers in the region and for the Hamburg harbor. The new dual-unit plant is designed to operate for at least 40 years and will ensure the region is provided with power and long-distance heating over the long term.

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