Siemens and ACCIONA Reaffirm Technological Alliance

This underlines the recent project in which both companies work together: wastewater treatment plants Madinah-3, Buraydah-2 and Tabuk-2 with a total capacity of 440,000 m3/day, designed to serve a total population of 2.1 million inhabitants.

WD News: SIEMENS and ACCIONA have renewed the agreement whereby both companies became partners for the water industry.

ACCIONA has been awarded the financing, construction and 25-year operation of the complete treatment plants, whereas Siemens provides their highly reliable process automation system PCS7, integrated control of a solar energy grid of a PV field and the sensors in the field.

Within this framework of technological partnership, international projects have been developed, such as the control systems with SIMATIC PCS 7 of the Al Khobar I desalination plant (Saudi Arabia), where the advantages of the Digital Twin were used to carry out a virtual start-up and an operator training system (OTS), or, more recently, the Laguna Lake DWTP project (Philippines).

The implementation of Sinema Remote Connect cybersecurity connectivity systems was done, for the remote connectivity of plants with the ACCIONA Water Control Centre, based on a SCALANCE firewall where artificial intelligence techniques are being implemented.

Another challenge taken on by the two companies has been the development a powerful new 4.0 concept for Waste Water Treatment Plants, first developed in the Arroyo Culebro Cuenca Baja WWTP, as part of the operating contract that ACCIONA has with Canal de Isabel II in Spain.

In the near future, this agreement will help in the evaluation of options for digitalisation.

“We have strengthened to face the upcoming challenges together with technological developments for digitisation of our water infrastructures, transforming them into efficient and sustainable industriesm,” said Paula Pérez, Digital transformation Manager in ACCIONA.

“For SIEMENS it is essential to explore the path towards automation and digital transformation of the future,” explained David Pozo, PA Director of SIEMENS.

Source & image courtesy: ACCIONA

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