Airports constantly operate at full capacity and cannot easily recover from disruptions caused by unreliant systems. Airports with quiet periods require systems that automatically reduce energy consumption in unused terminal areas. All airports need hundreds of systems to operate. All airports focus on customer service and rely on utility systems for the supply of electricity and water. Airports consist of mission-critical systems which require the correct level of security systems.
Our many airport projects include:
Our Terminal Management System is an innovative solution that allows you to integrate your diverse systems into one seamless platform, providing your infrastructure with centralised command and control of all your critical systems.
It sits over the top of your existing sub-systems, exchanging only the most relevant information. It is a vendor-neutral platform meaning that you do not need to replace or upgrade your existing systems to achieve integration.
Railways require station and line-wide control systems, and communication systems that operate over long distances. Rail working environments are hazardous with close proximity to high-speed trains and high voltage traction power. Subsurface rail stations require solutions where space is a premium and there are statutory regulations to comply with – and Firstco offers those solutions…
Our many rail projects include:
As well as heavy rail and metro systems, we have experience in working on trams, people movers and driverless pods.
Firstco have been designing control room applications for the transportation sector for over 20 years.
We have drawn on this experience to create our concept on what a Vertiport operations room might look like and more importantly, what systems they will require to operate their portfolio of Vertiports.
We believe that the typical Vertiport business case can not support on site services often found at airports, instead they will need to rely on remote control and monitoring of their systems from a centralised operations room that supervises multiple Vertiports.
Airport terminals and subsurface rail stations are similar to large buildings that need security, heating, cooling, lighting, fire protection, smoke extraction, electricity, water, lifts and escalators. Airport campuses typically consist of several terminal buildings, satellite buildings, baggage facilities, electrical substations, water pumping stations and other buildings best monitored from a central location. Energy consumption across the campus has to be monitored and the flow of people and vehicles across the campus has to be controlled, often with CCTV surveillance systems.
Our many built environment projects include:
Our larger control and communication systems provide smart campus solutions that can scale up to become a smart city and enterprise-wide solutions.
Like aviation, the maritime industry is a regulated environment with similar security, border and customs requirements. Maritime vessels and facilities require specialist operational, control and security systems.
Our marine projects include:
Roads are increasingly using technology to enforce laws and increase throughout.
Our road projects include:
Our core competency is our process control capability, including design & build of:
Our automation projects include:
Whatever the sector, we ensure our control systems are reliable, secure and provided at the appropriate Safety Integrity Level (SIL).