Siemens Supplies Communication and Security Solution for Dutch Power Station

Nuon has awarded an communications and security infrastructure project to Siemens Building Technologies for the new Nuon Magnum power station to be built in Eemshaven, the Netherlands. The project is worth about US$5.1 million.

One aspect of the order involves the telecommunication infrastructure covering telephony, UHF radio, audio/video, the office network and meteorology system. The other aspect of the order covers the entire security infrastructure with alarm and emergency evacuation system and access control using SiPort, connected to the national access control network. The power station will also use Siemens surveillance and intrusion detection.

This is the first Dutch site to use the Siveillance SiteIQ intruder detection and video analysis solution in a commercial scenario. This system has been specifically designed to protect premises that form part of the critical infrastructure. It provides a live feed of the situation at large sites at a glance. This is useful for an early heads-up on nonconforming and unusual situations, which is of primary importance on sites where power is generated and safety is paramount. SiteIQ not only facilitates early detection, but also speeds up raising the alarm and follow-up.

Engineering has already commenced and expectations are that the first phase of the communications and security infrastructure will be ready for handover early in 2011.

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