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Remote Control System of the Integral Water Cycle on the Islands of Lanzarote and La Graciosa

Centro de Control

The remote control system of the integral water cycle on Lanzarote and La Graciosa Islands involves the monitoring of all processes related to this service in an area of 845 square kilometers.

It offers coverage to a stable population of 145,000 inhabitants and also to the three million tourists who visit the islands throughout the year. The unique manager of the cycle includes the production of drinking water on the island (in its entirety through the desalination of seawater), but also of the supply system (pipelines, tanks, pumping stations) and the reuse for irrigation of the water treated in the plants.

The monitoring of the hydraulic infrastructures, furnished by SICE, provides a Smart Island Platform for an integrated water cycle management. The project includes the following activities:

  • General implementation: communications system, underground system, system architecture, power system including solar power for isolated locations).
  • Engineering, construction and installation of electrical and control panels, based on Siemens technology
  • Upgrade of existing electrical panels.
  • Supply and installation of field probes (flow meters, chlorine meters, turbidity, conductivity, pressure sensors, water levels, etc.).
  • System control architecture, SCADA programming for remote control and command functions.
  • Implementation of communications networks, testing, commissioning, training and technical support for two years. Redundancy in the communications system using fiber optics, UHF, Wimax and GPRS radio.
  • New Control Center building to house the management and the operations system available 24/7 including a divulgative space for promoting the outreach and awareness of the water cycle.
  • Remote architecture with accessibility to all locations and security in communications.