The scope of supply includes delivery of SCADA (Main & Backup) Control Centres and a communication network for the SCADA systems. E&I International (the main supplier to Eitech International AB, the EPC Contractor) is responsible for project management, engineering, material delivery, installation and commissioning of adaption work in 7 substations and more than 600 mini remote terminal units (RTU), in addition to integration of all existing motorized switches and auto-reclosers in the network to provide a fully functional SCADA/DMS system. The project is scheduled for completion in 18 months, i.e. during the second quarter of 2018.
“We are honoured to have been selected by IDECO and we are proud to be able to provide the project with Swedish know how, project experience and technical expertise,” declares Tomas Lindsbro, Managing Director at E&I International AB.
The “SCADA National Centre Establishment Project” is part of an extensive modernization program on the government’s mission to improve grid reliability and efficiency. By implementing a SCADA/DMS system it will benefit to the Jordan society. There will be less power outages that influence the consumers and industries. By use of remote control of the electricity power grid it will offer the possibility to restore and manage the electricity grid much faster. The system will also enable remote monitoring and control of the substations bringing efficiency and cost savings to the customers.
“The SCADA/DMS system will help improve reliability of power supplies and grid stability in the distribution network of IDECO. This project will enable efficient management and administration of a large number of electrical assets, which is the key to controlling maintenance costs, improving functionality and providing a better service to consumers,” says Eng. Ahmad Thenat, Managing Director, within the company IDECO.
IDECO (www.ideco.com.jo) is an electricity provider supplying power to four concession areas in the northern region of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. IDECO’s network covers approximately 23,000 km², some 26% of the total area of the Kingdom and includes the Malfraq Governorates, Irbid, Jerash and Ajloun and some parts of the Balqa Governorate.
E&I International AB (www.ei-tec.com) is an EPC Contractor with specialist expertise in electrical installations and engineering for the industry, infrastructure and energy segments. The mother company Eitech has more than 1 200 employees, and delivers everything from complete projects and innovative solutions to ongoing maintenance services within the areas of automation, infrastructure engineering, installation and power technology.