These structures aren't just water storage. They are a very ambitious "part" of a very large project that will service, orchards, a planned forest, a
poultry farm, other farms and "growing" a barrier that is theorized to slow the growth of the desert.
AL MAHA FOREST, SAIH AL SIDIRA
PRIVATE Dept. of HH.SHEIK ZAYED
M/S. RAS AL KALEEJ CONTRACTING & GEN. MAINT.
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) - Water Supply to Bahya and Sadar
Water Transmission from Shuweihat pump station to Mirfa, Mussafah, and Unit IV pump stations. Through a 250KM of 1600mm dia twin pipeline .
Scope of work:
* Complete SCADA & Control package for the remote areas.
* Instrument installation
* Supply of 500m fiber optic cable
* 13 RTUs based on SIEMENS SIMATIC S7-300 system with software redundancy
* 13 Redundant OTNs (Open Transport Network). The OTNs run at a speed of 600Mbit/sec and are connected through fiber optic network
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA). Shuweihat Water Transmission Scheme.
600 Km of fiber optic cable connecting four pumping stations for communicating data between the same stations.
- Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA). Shuweihat Water Transmission Scheme.
Complete control package including design, supply, installation, commissioning and training for the complete scope. The control system involved using
S7-300 with software redundant software. The SCADA parts cover 10 RTU’s connected to four pump stations using redundant fiber optic cable and OTN
devices. The complete system runs at 600 Mbit/s speed.
Think of those buildings as control centers for a water super highway that will pass around through and in to multiple regions. These structures are
pumping stations, control centers, communications centers, and switching stations all in one.
It is a very ambitious project. But seriously, you guys are marveling over some rather simple structures used for an irrigation project, and to you
they are symbols, they are signs that there is too much technology at play in these water stations, when literally a couple hundred miles away this
same government is paying to do stuff like THIS!!!
Seriously!! It's a giant palm tree harbor that is larger than most towns!!!
Priorities! Just because you want it to be something crazy, doesn't mean it is. Especially when something really crazy is just up the coast from
edit on 11-5-2011 by Butterbone because: picture worked.