Invensys Rail joins West Coast Power Supply Upgrade Project
13 March 2013 • Author: Invensys Rail
Invensys Rail has announced that it has been awarded a contract by ABB in support of Network Rail’s £115m Power Supply Upgrade Project on the West Coast Main Line.
Covering Phase 3B of the overall programme, the scope of the contract awarded to Invensys includes the design, supply and factory testing of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) for 11 of the enhancement project’s new containerised traction substations.
The RTUs represent the next generation of automation techniques and utilise the new IEC61850 technology, which promises interoperability between equipment from different suppliers. Drawing on communications-based, network-coupled technology rather than the hard-wired I/O technology previously used, the RTUs reduce both the time and cost of substation delivery.
Work on the SCADA element of the overall Power Supply Upgrade Project is already underway and is scheduled for completion in December 2014.