Siemens Smart Infrastructure will deliver SCADA control centers to Korea under a contract signed with Korean engineering company EntechWorld, headquartered in Seoul. Korea National Railway is the end customer that will benefit new solutions.
Starting in 2024, the main SCADA control centers will control and monitor the Korean railway system with more than 4,000 km of tracks and about 3.5 million passengers daily. The control centers will ensure the reliable supply of energy to the entire rail network to meet the highest security, safety, and quality standards.
The scope of supply for the end customer Korea National Railway encompasses the main control center and the backup control center, which will control and monitor general power of the railway network and ensure a smooth, reliable, and economic operation of the traction power supply for the locomotives.
“Our software could be described as the brain of the energy supply for the complex railway network. This helps our customer Korea National Railway optimise their business while at the same time dealing with the challenge of ensuring smooth, reliable operation of traction power supply and station facilities,” Sabine Erlinghagen, the CEO of Digital Grid at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said.
A special feature of the control center, based on Spectrum Power, for Korea National Railway is the integrated network analysis system which makes sure that the entire power supply operates without interruptions and that potential faults are detected at a very early stage.
In addition, Siemens offers an Operator Training Simulator (OTS) to help Korea National Railway personnel take advantage of the many different applications of the control center, including intelligent interlocking and switching procedure management with process element disposal locking.
Siemens is building its Spectrum Power solutions on one real–time, high–performance technology platform, with one common user interface, one common network model and a powerful set of applications.