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The Project

The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) appointed ESB International to conduct the studies, design, tender evaluation, and supervision of the upgrade f the Integrated Control System (ICS) for Hidd 220 kV Bulk Supply Point substation. 

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Our Approach

  • The Challenge

    Design a robust system that is reliable and highly cost-effective. Assess existing legacy systems to propose the optimum solution whilst planning the ICS upgrade in phases that will minimise disruption to the operation.

  • The Solution

    Delivery of the refurbishment of Substation Telecontrol Gateways. Conducted via, feasibility studies, planning and management material, including detailed technical specifications and procurement procedures.

What we delivered

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  • Hot-Hot Gateways upgrade    
  • Upstream IEC104 Protocol 
  • Downstream IEC61850 Protocol 
  • Fibre cables and PRP network configuration 
  • Human Machine Interface 
  • SDH (WAN) telecommunication 
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) 
  • Bay Control Units (BCUs) 
  • Cyber Security 


The Results

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  • Reduced the total cost of ownership by diminishing maintenance costs. 
  • Boosted performance, reliability, and efficiency while reducing downtime. 

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