SICE is a company that develops and implements integral solutions for the management and control of intelligent transport systems.
It installs safety, control and electro-mechanical systems in tunnels and oversees their maintenance and operation.
For this purpose it offers an integral centralized tunnel management system used to control and monitor all tunnel systems and to guarantee maximum levels of safety and operation during both routine management and in emergency situations.
To date the company has implemented its technology to bring smart systems to transport infrastructure in over 346 km of tunnels; it is one of the primary companies to provide services related to the development and implementation of integral tunnel control and management solutions. SICE has a portfolio of numerous important references in this sector in the United States, Colombia, Chile, Australia, Spain and Portugal.
The Malmasín tunnels (Biscay) are located on the accesses to Bilbao from Basauri, and consist of two two-lane semi-tunnels of approximately 1,340m where SICE installed a centralized integrated security system.
SICE installed in the Somosierra Tunnels the variable signage system and the fire control system for the two parallel Somosierra tunnels, one in each direction of traffic with an approximate length of 4,000m.
SICE executed the Security, Surveillance and Control System for the tunnels and overlaid roads on the Northern Distributor Road of the M-40 in the section that joins the connection from the Zarzuela to the N-VI (La Coruña Highway); it included the execution of a 250m-long, 3-lane false tunnel for each direction and a section of overlaid roads of approximately 1,100m long.
The aim was to provide the 1,190m-long Almandotz Tunnel and the 2,960m-long BelateTunnel the installations that allow them to have a Security, Surveillance and Control System, as well as the construction of the Control Building for the maintenance area at Belate, where the equipment necessary to manage both tunnels is located.
Installation of control and signage equipment in the tunnels of the A-16 Sitges-Tarragona highway, including the application for the integration of the existing tunnels.
The aim was to provide the Sol Highway (Malaga) an ITS system in the 56km-long Benalmádena-Estepona section and the control and surveillance of the 5 existing tunnels.
- Sierrapando Tunnels (Spain)
Systems procured and installed by SICE, who also provided all the operation, management and control software.
Design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the control installations for the El Padrún tunnels, which are parallel tunnels of 1,800m each, with 4 connecting galleries, located on the A-66 Freeway between Mieres and Oviedo.
- Limpias Tunnel (Spain), Fastia and Devoyu Tunnels (Spain).
Design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the fire ventilation control system update for the tunnels of the M-40 highway in Madrid, with an approximate length of 5km.
- Caviedes Tunnels (Spain)
Installation of the security and control elements of the urban tunnels to prevent accidents and their consequences.
- Somport Tunnels (Spain): Design, procurement, and installation of the security and control systems of the largest highway tunnel in Spain.
- San Lorenzo and Belabieta Tunnels (Spain), Tunnels for Ring Road III of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), Las Caldas Tunnels (Spain), Malmasín Tunnels (Spain), San Tirso Tunnel (Spain), Ramela, Barracão and Gardunha Tunnels (Portugal).
Installation of the lighting, ventilation, traffic, signage, PA, fire system and transmission system of the 1,000m-long tunnel located on the freeway between Fene and Ferrol.
- Branaviella and Nievares Tunnels (Spain), Ibarrekolanda Tunnels (Spain).
Control installations necessary for a tunnel that completed the Pamplona ring road by joining Las Rondas North and East.
- Los Nogales Tunnel in Castille and Leon (Spain), San Juan Alnazfarache Tunnel (Spain), Cantabria A67 Tunnels (Spain), La Herradura Tunnels (Spain), Envalira Tunnel (Spain), Tunnels on the access road to the port of Castellon (Spain).
Installation of control systems in 3 bidirectional tunnels of almost 2,200m in length, which constitute the main entry gate to the “La Pólvora” Port for heavy goods vehicles.
- Candás-Luanco Tunnels (Spain)
Full integration of the 47km of the tunnels of the M-30 in Madrid, a global icon in urban tunnels.
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- San Cristóbal Tunnels (Chile), Doctor Vicente Morales Lebrón Tunnels (Puerto Rico), Santa Isabel Tunnel (Spain), Lantueno Tunnel (Spain), Port of Valencia Tunnel (Spain).
Improvement of the security and control installations in the Altet (Alicante) tunnel by implementing a solution composed of a CCTV system, of variable message panels and a centralized traffic light control system.
- Madrid Tunnels (Spain): SICE was the company responsible for executing the migration of the previous control center to the new one, as well as integrating all the urban tunnels with the SIDERA control tunnels application.
Installation and commissioning of the control and surveillance system, as well as the comprehensive maintenance of the installations for 53 tunnels, with a total of 44km. The maintenance service for said tunnels is still being provided today with a contract until 2019.
More information about the Madeira - Viaexpresso Tunnels
- Morata Tunnel (Spain), Tunnels for the EIX Diagonal: Vilanova i La Geltrú – Manresa (Spain).
Electromechanical, security and control installations for the Yesa and Liédena tunnels belonging to the A-21 Pyrenees freeway (Navarre).
- Basataundi and Amisalaieta Tunnels (Spain), Bimenes Tunnel (Spain).
Implementation of the monitoring, control and communications systems, using SIDERA Tunnel management application as the main tool, which makes it possible to monitor, control and manage them from the Control Center.
More information about the Sumapaz Tunnel
- Daza Tunnel (Colombia), Hidrosogamoso Tunnels (Colombia), Avenida de Colombia Tunnel in Cali (Colombia).
Design, procurement, installation, tests and commissioning of the traffic Control and Management System (OCMS) in the course of a 16.3km highway (Tintenbar-Ewingsdale), which contains the 434m-long Santa Helena tunnel.
- Riaño Tunnels (Spain).
SICE was responsible for procuring and installing the field equipment in the tunnel. SICE also provided the distributed control and maintenance systems at the FDOT District 6 traffic management center and the two operation centers, one located on Watson Island and the other on Dodge Island.
From 2002 to 2016, SICE integrated and centralized all the urban tunnels of Madrid from the Azca Control Center, where it currently operates and maintains the 29 urban tunnels in Madrid.
SICE participated in the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the electromechanical equipment and the traffic control systems (including the SCADA control software), in all 3 lanes of the 5km motorway and the 2.5km double bore tunnel of the Waterview Tunnel (Auckland).
More information about the Waterview Tunnel
- Avenida Nestor Gambetta - Callao Tunnel (Peru), Navarra Tunnels (Spain)
The largest transport project in Australia provides quality highway connections among the western area of Sydney, the airport and Port Botany. SICE will be responsible for the control of the M4, with two 5.5km-long twin tunnels as well as a second contract for the M5, with two 9km-long twin tunnels.
More information about the Westconnex Tunnels
- SR99 Seattle - Alaskan Way Viaduct Tunnel (USA), Cafezal Tunnel (Brazil).
SICE implements and integrates all subsystems associated with tunnel control and safety.
Thanks to the centralisation of these systems it is possible to set up integral management to allow decisions to be made by those responsible for infrastructure management and safety.
To date, the company has implemented these systems in many different types of tunnels in various environments, both within Spain and overseas.
SICE supplies, installs and controls subsystems related to tunnel electro-mechanical installations.
Given the critical nature of electro-mechanical systems in the operation of this type of infrastructure, it is vital that they are correctly implemented in each project from state of the art technology perspectives.
Electro-mechanical facilities installed by SICE have always included all resources necessary to ensure that they provide maximum levels of safety.
This integral solution developed by SICE for the centralized management of intelligent transport systems provides traffic infrastructure managers with the tools they need to acquire, store, process and distribute the information. This solution is based on a software platform called SIDERA and conforms to a wide range of European, Australian and American standards.
SICE offers an integrated management solution for multi-tunnel environments, including the ability to integrate operation systems with a capacity to monitor all of their components. It allows multiple tunnel systems to be controlled centrally to ensure maximum safety and efficiency.