• country
  • customer
    Siemens AG, Germany
  • end customer
    Burfell, Island


  • As part of its modernization initiative, Landsvirkjun wanted to update its control system. Their legacy Harris system was replaced by the Eterra SCADA system from AREVA. As a result, communication with the Burfell power station also had to migrate from Harris-5000/6000to IEC 60870-5-101 (for more details please go to Burfell) .

    Connection to the automation devices is still realized via redundant bus systems running on the proprietary XMAT protocol based on Sinec-H1. Protocol converters, too, are laid out redundantly (switching over Channel Switch CS) and operate in hot/standby mode.

    An ISDN router enables remote converter control.

Used Products
  • ipConv

    Universal protocol converter for highest degree of flexibility

Used Protocol Stacks

IEC 60870-5-101, Slave

XMAT, Master