Siemens Secures £4m Contract to Supply VCS for Crossrail Project

Siemens Secures £4m Contract to Supply VCS for Crossrail Project

Siemens UK & Ireland has secured a £4 million contract to supply a Ventilation Control System (VCS) for the Crossrail C610 project in London.

After an extensive tender process, joint venture contractor Alstom TSO and Costain (ATC JV) awarded the contract to Siemens and Applied Industrial Systems (AIS), their WinCC specialist partner.

Siemens is already involved in the Crossrail project, with the rail division of the company having been appointed as the supplier for the central section communications and control systems (C660), while the company is also the supplier of the signalling and control systems (C620), along with three traction power substations to Network Rail.

Siemens said that ATC JV was looking for a supplier to deliver an SIL2 approved VCS on time, while still meeting the requirements of the project and the rail industry in general.

The company said that it was chosen for its strong proposal, which combined SCADA software and PLC equipment, along with the tunnel ventilation expertise of AIS.

Both AIS and Siemens have past experience of collaborating on big scale projects, including the Heathrow Airport T5 tunnel, which was used for the Track Transit System.

SCADA at Siemens UK & Ireland Product Manager, Daniel Smalley, commented on the contract: The award of this contract is testament to the operational benefits provided by WinCC OA.

Meanwhile VCS Package Engineer at ATC JV, Simon Mott said that Siemens UK & Ireland and AIS have shown their prowess in this area in previous projects, therefore it was the best choice to meet the demands of the project because of its proven technology and support services.

The project started in September 2015 and is set to be complete by September next year, while the full Crossrail project is set to be complete a year later.

Meanwhile, the Liverpool Street platforms on the Crossrail line have been completed.

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