Wind Turbine Manufacturing Company Uses Siemens Security Solution

Siemens has recently completed a comprehensive and fully interoperable security solution for a wind turbine and blades manufacturer in the south of Spain, whose primary objective is to generate a type of sustainable energy that benefits both society and its stakeholders.

The wind turbine manufacturing company was established in the south of Spain to focus on environmental and technological advancement in wind power. With more than 20,000 square meters of installations, it is one of the most prestigious sites for technological innovation in the wind energy sector.

The company is the foremost developer and manufacturer of wind turbines and blades in what is one of the least industrialized areas in Spain. The company uses cutting edge technology to manufacture wind turbines that are characterized by their simple system concept and high reliability, in order to achieve sustainable development whilst creating employment and wealth in an area lacking in industrial investment.

The security system supplied by Siemens was effectively a turnkey solution that manages security in the wind turbine plant from a single control room (supported by a back-up secondary control room). Future proofing of the system was an important consideration as plans are already in place to develop the existing plant which will involve extending the security system, integrating with the current set up and following the same security criteria. The comprehensive project includes SISTORE CX video surveillance, SiPass access control and Sintony 400 intrusion detection systems, all integrated under a unique MM8000 danger management system (DMS).

The manufacturing company has its own security center on site, from which all buildings are monitored using the MM8000 DMS from Siemens. In the event of an incident, motorized dome cameras automatically locate the area in which the alarm has been detected, providing live images from that area to the SISTORE CX digital video recorder which is set up to record 24 hours a day.

With the access control system, as soon as an identity card is passed through a door reader, providing access is approved, the system sends a signal to the intrusion detection system that deactivates the area to avoid an alarm. If access is denied through an attempted unauthorized entry, an alarm condition is generated and the access point immediately identified on the system.

All alarm signals are fed through to the MM8000 DMS which provides central control and monitoring of the access control, intrusion and video surveillance systems, allowing the operators to benefit from a comprehensive graphical system overview: Icons placed on graphics display the current state of the equipment. Alarms and messages are clearly listed according to security-relevant priorities, so operators have all relevant information at a glance. In the case of an event, MM8000 guides the user step-by-step through predefined procedures.

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