Lilla Edet invests in modernized water infrastructure - ready for NIS2

Water is essential to life and a central part of everyone's daily life. A circular societal system that we cannot do without and that must work. So how do fully automated water and wastewater treatment plants correlate with the NIS2 cybersecurity directive?

Lilla Edet is a growing municipality that has taken responsibility and made an extensive investment in a modernized water infrastructure that, with the help of a secure, open and standardized technology with AI from Siemens, complies with the NIS2 directive. The municipality's treatment plant control systems were neglected and dated, leading to the need to replace the old one with a new, stable system.

The municipality initially did its own research and study visits because it wanted to be inspired and find the right type of SCADA system. SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) is a system for monitoring and controlling processes. This class of software is mainly used in industry for process monitoring, but has recently started to be used in general building automation as well. An important factor was that the system needed to be open so that it was not tied and locked to one person or one integrator. Support was also a key factor, being able to get quick help while maintaining high quality. Thanks to Siemens, Lilla Edet was able to get a comprehensive solution.

"The fact that Siemens has open systems is a great advantage"
- Johan Bergstrand, Senior Consultant at Plantvision.

Lilla Edet, ASB, Siemens and Plantvision worked together to identify the needs and challenges in order to find the best possible solution for a safe plant that, in the long term, reduces costs and makes daily work much more efficient. The overall solution from Siemens was the Simatic S7-1215 control system, the Simatic WinCC Unified scada system, Sinamics G220 frequency converters via Profinet, energy measurement with Sentron PAC, leak detection with Siwa LeakPlus and AI, and automatic environmental reports with PM-Analyze.

The solutions provided by Siemens were secure and met the security requirements of the NIS2 Directive, which must be implemented before October 17, 2024. It is up to each company to ensure that no data is at risk of disappearing and that they have the right systems in place at Location before the EU Directive comes into force.

The result for Lilla Edet municipality was a secure, open and standardized system that complies with NIS2. Daily operations became more energy and cost efficient, control increased and staff can now work much more effectively with fewer emergency calls.

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Johan Bergstrand, Consultant at Plantvision AB Johan Bergstrand, Consultant at Plantvision AB
Johan Bergstrand
Senior Specialist Manufacturing Automation

Article author

Johan Bergstrand, Consultant at Plantvision AB Johan Bergstrand, Consultant at Plantvision AB
Johan Bergstrand
Senior Specialist Manufacturing Automation

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