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3W Networks to implement DCC telecom network for DEWA

Siemens, AG has selected 3W networks to implement the Distribution Control Centre Telecoms Network (DCC) for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, (DEWA).

A reliable telecommunications system adapted to the specific needs is indispensable for the operation of the power network, the telecommunication network has to cater for the transmission of voice and SCADA data between the substations and DCC as well as on the links between the substations themselves.

3W Networks partnered with Europe’s leading manufacturers of Optical transmission equipment to provide a robust and reliable telecommunication network by using advanced SDH and Access multiplexers. The Network Management System employed a service guard to provide synchronization between redundant servers.

The scope of work called for supply installation, testing and commissioning of a new SCADA control centre. The main contract was awarded to Siemens AG, Germany and 3W Networks was appointed the sub contractor for the Telecoms 3W Networks was selected because of its Local Presence, Strong Engineering capabilities and its knowledge of optical transmission equipments. An integrated acceptance testing regime was conducted by both DEWA and Siemens at 3W Networks Local Integration Centre based in Jebel Ali Office.

About DEWA

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January 1992, to take over and merge the Dubai Electric Company and the Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently. Today DEWA employs a workforce of about 4,000 employees who look after the needs of the Emirate of Dubai and its ever growing demand for electricity and water.

About Siemens Germany

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. The company has around 430,000 employees (in continuing operations) working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual requirements.

For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technical achievements, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. In fiscal 2008, Siemens had revenue of €77.3 billion and income from continuing operations of €1.859 billion.