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SIGNON has developed a comprehensive risk assessment method for safety at light rail stations.
This method was applied prior and in the course of the redesign of LRT stations in two German light rail and tram systems, in Frankfurt and in Darmstadt. The dedicated methodology was based on commonly applied standards (EN50126 and ISO31000) in rail systems provided a systematic, logical and transparent approach to identify threats and assess associated risks. The light rail stations in Frankfurt were both to be redesigned for universal (barrier-free) access. One of the three tram stations in Darmstadt was about to be redesigned and the results of the safety assessment contributed to the planning to avoid future risks. The other two tram stations served facilities with a potentially higher degree of risks such as schools and a football (soccer) stadium.
The Gönyü combined cycle power plant is located in northwest Hungary in the vicinity of the city of Györ. On completion in 2011, the installation with a capacity of 430 MW, was considered to be Hungary's most ecofriendly combined cycle power plant.
SIGNON was in charge of design, supply, installation and commissioning of the communications and security systems. For the implementation of the project we supplied a comprehensive service-neutral data network. Neither the highly detailed specification by E.ON regarding the communications systems nor the national standards were any problem for our experts.
The Shuaibah steam power plant is located in Saudi Arabia, approximately 110 km south of Jeddah. With a capacity of 400 MW, the power plant is adjacent to a desalination complex.
SIGNON was commissioned to provide the power plant with communications and security systems. Contractual services included planning, supply, installation and commissioning. Systems included a public address and alarm system as well as video surveillance and a telephone exchange. A particular contract item was a central clock system with radio-controlled master clock and secondary analog and digital clocks. The aggressive maritime environment, which required, among others things, that a large part of the building material had to be made of stainless steel, represented a major, yet exciting challenge in this project. Several local installation partners support SIGNON in this project.
The combined cycle power plant was completed on 2010 and handed over by Siemens to E.ON.
The natural-gas-fired Malzenice power plant is located near Trnava, around 60 kilometers north-east of the capital Bratislava and has a capacity of 417 MW. SIGNON planned, supplied, installed and commissioned the communications and security systems. For the implementation of the project we supplied a comprehensive service-neutral data network. The highly detailed specification by E.ON regarding the communications systems as well as the national standards posed certain challenges for SIGNON during the project, but were easily overcome by our experts.
The Sloecentrale combined cycle power plant located in Vlissingen-Oost, in the Netherlands, was completed in 2010 and has a capacity of 870 MW.
SIGNON was tasked to supply communications and security system and was responsible for respective planning, supply, installation and commissioning. CCPP Sloecentrale was equipped with a CCTV system coupled to a motion detection alarm system. In addition, a comprehensive access control system was installed.
The Moerdijk power plant is a biomass power plant with a capacity of 36 MW and was completed in 2008.
The power plant incinerates 450,000 tons of poultry manure to produce energy. SIGNON was in charge of design, supply, installation and commissioning of the communications and security systems. In addition to a traffic lights system to control the traffic of the delivery vehicles, SIGNON also installed a fire detection system with flame detectors and video analysis. The security system was further complemented with telephone system backed by emergency power, an access control system and monitoring software.
After 30 months of construction, Siemens handed the Enecogen combined cycle power plant located in Rotterdam's Europort to the joint venture of the Dutch utility Eneco and the Danish company DONG Energy.
The power plant has a capacity of 870 MW. SIGNON was tasked to equip the power plant, during the construction phase, with communications and security systems, and was responsible for the planning, supply, installation and commissioning including acceptance tests of these systems. This also included the equipment for the server room as well as the access control and TETRA radio system. A CCTV system with motion detection alarm was also installed. The radio system installed uses Motorola system technology.
The CCPP located in Hamm-Uentrop gas a capacity of 850 MW and was commissioned in 2007.
The first municipal gas and steam power plant was built as a pilot project for the joint power production by a merger of several municipal utilities and utility companies from the Netherlands, Austria and Germany. SIGNON was tasked by Siemens to plan, supply and commission communications and security systems For SIGNON this was the first combined cycle power plant in Germany. A special feature of this project was the comprehensive provision of wireless telephony (DECT) for rather complicated reception and transmission conditions.
The CCPP Knapsack has a capacity of 430 MW and was commissioned in 2013.
SIGNON was commissioned to supply lighting and low-voltage systems, as well as communications and security systems for the power plant. SIGNON was also responsible for planning, supply, installation and commissioning of the CCTV and public address system as well as the telephone system. The Knapsack power plant was the first project where SIGNON installed lighting and low voltage systems. SIGNON also acted as construction supervisor on site and provided all services. The COM systems were adjusted to existing systems.
Helwin Beta is an offshore HVDC converter platform located in the North Sea.
Technomatic GmbH tasked SIGNON with the planning, supply and commissioning of the communications and security systems. The scope of work also included a telephone system and video surveillance with real-time recording and event control. The equipment supplied for the converter platform was SIGNON's first offshore project. Specific standards and the requirement to link all systems on the platform to the onshore control center for operation by means of a redundant IP and SDH network, posed particular challenges with which our experts dealt successfully. Within the scope of this project SIGNON cooperated with a partner renowned for its control technology.
The CCPP in Belgium was constructed in 2008.
SIGNON was tasked with the planning, supply, installation and acceptance tests and also commissioned the systems. The scope of work included the server room equipment (IP data network) and the video surveillance for process technology and security systems, and was further complemented by a public address and alarm system, a partially IP-based phone system, access control and a GPS clock system.
The Kogan Creek power plant relies on an air cooling instead of water-cooling.
It has a capacity of 750 MW and is located in Australia, 300 km inland from Brisbane. SIGNON was commissioned to provide communications and security systems, including planning, supply and installation. The power plant features a high quality, comprehensive data network including IP phones. Another feature installed is an alarm server for about 50,000 alarm inputs with transmission over a variety of media, such as SMS, email or mobile radio.
The Sumgait CCPP is located in Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea.
The power plant was commissioned by the state-owned utility Azernerjo JSC, based in Baku. With a capacity of 500 MW, the power plant is cooled by seawater. SIGNON's scope of work included the communications and security systems and respective planning, supply, installation and commissioning. SIGNON was also responsible for a networked telephone system backed by emergency power, video surveillance, access control and a VHF radio system.