Industrial HiVision Case Studies

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Enel is a multinational group based in Italy, a leading integrated player in the power and gas markets of Europe and Latin America, operating in 40 countries across 4 continents overseeing power generation from 98 GW of net installed capacity and distributing electricity and gas through a network spanning around 1.9 million km to serve 61 million customers.

Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd

Shell Eastern Petroleum Ltd (SEPL) has completed its Ethylene Cracker Complex (ECC) as part of its “Houdini” project on the island of Pulau Bukom – Singapore. The full project included modifications and additions to the existing Bukom refinery. One of the key features of the project is that this is a deployment in an Oil & Gas environment, where wireless technology is being used to get secure mobile access to Process Control systems.

Mainova AG

Transformer substations are used by suppliers to link different voltage levels between generators and consumers. Frequently, however, these large industrial units are felt to be unsightly and many landowners are concerned that a substation close to their property might reduce its value. After weighing numerous options, Mainova built an underground transformer substation.

Polish Train Manufacturer

A Polish train manufacturer, which is specialized in the construction, modernization and repair of passenger railcars, applied a Belden solution for the secure wireless transmission of operational train vehicle data and passenger information between carriages using Wireless Access Points.

Kuwait Oil Company

Kuwait Oil Company is one of the world's leading Oil & Gas companies. Belden successfully applied Hirschmann™ Ethernet technology and Industrial HiVision Network Management System to develop a robust and reliable pipeline control network.


Crude oil and natural gas reserves make Kazakhstan an important country for the global energy market. A quick look at a map and it becomes clear that lack of access to the sea makes pipeline systems essential for the transportation of crude oil and natural gases. KTO, the state oil transportation association in Kazakhstan, equips its pipeline network (approx. 6000 km) with modern automation equipment and technology.

City of Darmstadt

HSE Technik was commissioned to create and implement a networking concept for the traffic signal systems in the city of Darmstadt. A further goal was to make the network application-independent. The aim was to more than fulfill the current requirements so that it would be possible to implement future applications with even higher needs.

La Ville de Darmstadt (Français)

La société HSE Technik a été chargée de l'élaboration et de la mise en oeuvre d'un concept de réseau pour les installations de signalisation lumineuse de la ville de Darmstadt. Le cahier des charges spécifiait notamment que ce réseau devait être indépendant des applications. Le planning devait intégrer la notion de dépassement des spécifications en vigueur pour permettre la prise en charge de futures applications plus performantes.


Highest possible quality and reliability were the key reasons why Hirschmann™ switches, Industrial HiVision Network Management System and network technical support were chosen to produce 585,000 tons of high grade aluminum per year at Qatalum, one of the most environment-friendly smelters ever built.

Stadtwerke Düsseldorf

Taking advantage of the deregulation of the energy market in Germany, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf has expanded well beyond its traditional business. Today, in addition to the conventional power plant sites, the company also operates various contracting plants to supply electricity and district heating to industrial customers in the city and the region.

Grand Port Maritime du Havre

With Hirschmann™ modular switches, an Ethernet network that has existed for 20 years has been completely renovated in just a few days. Port of Le Havre now has a new network which is fully protected against failures, with added benefits of high availability and redundant network nodes and links.

Grand Port Maritime du Havre (Français)

Avec les commutateurs modulaires Hirschmann™, un réseau Ethernet existant depuis 20 ans a été entièrement rénové en quelques jours seulement. Le port du Havre dispose maintenant d’un nouveau réseau totalement protégé contre les défaillances, offrant une disponibilité élevée et doté de liaisons et de noeuds de réseaux redondants.

The City of Naperville

An Ethernet network transports all data to and from The City’s 16 substations via MACH1000 switches. The topology used is Fast HIPER-Ring; all network components are protected by redundant power supplies (UPSs). The Hirschmann™ Gigabit Ethernet switches provide the bandwidth necessary for VoIP communications, which greatly reduces the monthly, re-occuring costs from the local phone provider.


As a leader in the generation of reliable power from solar energy, Torresol Energy develops Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants. The company’s flagship project is GEMASOLAR, a new plant in Fuentes de Andalucía in Seville, Spain.

Prague International Airport

The principal function of the network is to standardize communications and provide data transfer to the distributed monitoring system which controls the technology components of Terminal North I. Moving walkways for passengers, the docking system for leading planes to stands, baggage sorting plants and the air conditioning system are also connected to the network.

Ancona-Bari Railway Line

The communication network realized by Siscom for the San Giovanni, Diavolo, and Vasto railway tunnels fully satisfies the fundamental criteria for transport systems: reliability, redundancy, and availability.

Buzzi Unicem SpA

With more than 40 million tons/year of cement production capacity, 43 cement plants in Europe and America and about 11,800 employees worldwide, the Italian company Buzzi Unicem SpA is one of the industry leaders in the manufacturing of cement, concretes and aggregates across the world.

Israel Beer Breweries Ltd

Using the best European know-how and expertise, a team of Israeli engineers and experts from Carlsberg International designed and built a modern brewery with state-of-the-art technology and equipment. The installation includes computerized automatic production lines and control systems.

Austal Ships

Austal Ships is acting in a very competitive market, retaining their technical advantage. As Austal supplies fast ferries and ships to leading international operators , they need to be able to service ships remotely. Since the Ethernet network is used as the main communication backbone of the vital control systems and operations of the ferries and luxury yachts, all products must be certified by Germanischer Lloyd.

Automobile Club de l’Ouest

The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) is responsible for organizing the internationally recognized motor races modeled after the 24 Heures Moto (for motorbikes), the Grand Prix de France Moto (for motorbikes), the 24 Hours of Le Mans (for cars) and the 24 Heures Camions (for trucks). ACO provides services (telephony, Internet and TV) to the teams on the circuit via an Ethernet network. This network also manages other functions such as GTC or video surveillance.