• country
  • customer
    Siemens S. A., Belgium / Siemens AG, Germany
  • end customer
    SONELGAZ (Societé Nationale de l'Electricite et du Gaz)


  • This project involved the linking of 15 Siemens Sinaut LSA control systems using our ipConv protocol converter to the control center via redundant lines. Conversion is between the protocols P6008 and IEC 60870-5-101 / unbalanced mode. An IPC194 19" 4U system supplies the hardware platform.


    The protocol converter and the control station are located at Hassi Messaoud, about 800 km south of Alger and 50 km southeast of  Ouargla. The Algerian electricity supplier is both the end customer and operator of the power station. The objective was to increase its capacity from 6,300 MW (in 2003) to 9,000 MW (by 2010). As SONELGAZ' monopoly will fall in the next few years, the overhaul was to enable SONEGAZ to succeed in a more competitive environment.
    Currently, about 98% of Algerian households are connected to the power grid. By the end of 2004, another 110,000 were added, so that the existing network (of about 217,000 km) was extended by 12,000 km.


    Picture Gallery

    Hassi Messaoud - station building Hassi Messaoud - 60/220 kV substation Hassi Messaoud - generating turbine
    Hassi Messaoud - power distribution Algerian transport vehicle Ouargla - 60/220 kV substation
Used Products
  • ipConv

    Universal protocol converter for highest degree of flexibility

Used Protocol Stacks

P6008, Slave

IEC 60870-5-101, Master

IEC 60870-5-101, Slave

P6008, Master