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Success story: KCC (Kuwait)

Control & remote monitoring of wells at Sugahyah, Jahra & Kabad

 
 

 

 

I. CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT / PROJECT CONTEXT

Customer profile (*):

  • Contractor : Kuwait Controls Co. W.L.L  (KCC)
  • End-User : Ministry of Energy, Kuwait
  • Kuwait Controls Co. W.L.L is one of the biggest contracting company in Kuwait, and has deep root relations with the Ministry of Energy, Kuwait. Nearly all of the Water & Waste water projects in Northern Kuwait have been done by KCC and the maintenance of all the installation is also under their domain.

Customer objective and constraints (*):

  • Ministry of Energy, Kuwait wanted to Control & Monitor water wells located in remote areas of Kuwait. For this purpose they required a RTU based solution which could be accessed from the control room via wireless technology.
  • Alarm monitoring required
  • Daily, Monthly and Yearly generated reports required.

II. SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

Implementation methodology (main phases) (*):

1. Full design of the automation system
2. In-house tests
3. Site tests and commissioning
4. After sales service

Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures…) (*):

 

 
  • Schneider Electric United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) automation team realized complete control and monitoring solution of 9 wells in Kuwait.
  • Solution provided :
     - Local well control using Twido controllers and W@de RTU modules with GSM/GPRS interface.
     - Remote control and monitoring system, using VijeoCitect Scada with GPRS modem, providing remote operation and periodical reports generation.
     - Detailed operational and setup manual for the complete system
     - Since the system communicates over a wireless GPRS network therefore location of the control room can be mobile.

III. RESULTS / ACHIEVEMENT

Customer benefits (*):

  • Getting an efficient solution for remote control and monitoring of their wells, with a clear commitment of the manufacturer on the solution performances.

Schneider Electric differentiating values VS competitors:

  • GPRS communication, instead of the conventional solutions based on Radio system
  • Full solution provider