SICE wins projects in the Canaries and UAE


SICE (Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas), the Spanish systems integration and technology company, has won two contracts in the Canary Islands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Tragsa, the company that currently maintains the seven tunnels on La Palma Island for the City Council, has awarded SICE the project that will modernize their Automatic Incident Detection (AID) systems and surveillance cameras.

The upgrade program covers five tunnels on the island’s outer ring road, the Bajamar tunnel in the capital Santa Cruz, and the La Cumbre tunnel, which passes through the island’s central mountain and is its busiest route.

The project consists of migrating the legacy CCTV and AID systems from analog to digital technology and linking them through IP (Internet Protocol) networks to the two existing control centers, one of which operates the La Cumbre tunnel, and the other covers the ring road and Bajamar tunnels.

In the case of the La Cumbre control center, a centralized system will be installed featuring AID servers and AID analytics, as well as the video server for the tunnel’s 26 cameras (24 interior and 2 exterior). For the Via Exterior and Bajamar control center, the 15 existing interior analog cameras will be replaced by IP cameras with built-in AID analytics. The seven exterior will also be replaced by high-resolution IP units. A new AID server will be installed, as well as a video server for the 22 cameras. The project will provide the levels of security required by La Palma’s City Council, offering greatly improved surveillance, maintenance, and operation of the island’s vital infrastructure.

In the UAE, the country’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MoID) has extended SICE’s contract for operation and maintenance services for the 25 Vehicle Counting Stations (VCS) based on its ETD2020 that the company implemented in 2012. The original project included SICE’s first five VCS units that incorporated high-speed weigh in motion (WIM) technology, allowing vehicles to be weighed and classified according to their type, without the need to stop. The new contract includes the supply and installation of radar-based counting stations as a complement to the existing VCS.

As part of the new contract, SICE will also install its SIDERA traffic management platform in the MoID’s headquarters to control equipment on the ministry’s 466 mile-long (750km) road network. SIDERA will also be integrated with ICARO asset management software supplied by the Rauros Group, the MoID’s maintenance contractor.

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