VolkerWessels Telecom

Dualtec has made an important contribution to the VolkerWessels Telecom organisation by establishing new processes in combination with setting up a new service organisation responsible for servicing the mobile network of KPN within the Netherlands. A Dualtec program manager was assigned in order to manage the transition and build this new service organisation.

The sourcing deal between KPN and VolkerWessels Telecom is based on preventive and corrective maintenance of all equipment, antenna systems and all civil maintenance that is required on the mobile network of KPN. A new team had to be recruited and supported by an extensive training program that had to be set-up for this project. New contracts with subcontractors have been negotiated and signed (e.g. airco, powercompanies etc.). In parallel new processes have been implemented and a planning and workflow-management tool was implemented to schedule and manage future maintenance requirements.

Arjan ten Hove, CEO of VolkerWessels Netwerk Solutions: “together with Dualtec we established a well organised fieldservice-organisation that has performed well within the set KPI’s and SLA’s between KPN and VolkerWessels from the start. The program contributes to the strong position Volker Wessels Telecom has as a preferred supplier of KPN. Dualtec has proven to be a partner to Volker Wessels that can manage large and complex projects at all times respecting our relationship with our customers”

Joulz

Together with Joulz, Dualtec has been working on STN2020, a new telecommunications network for energy supplier Stedin. After all, having a smart grid means that Stedin would need a modern and reliable telecommunication network. In this collaboration, we have been tasked with project managing the new telecommunication network. The project manager will determine whether new construction or modification is necessary, will take appropriate action and will monitor progress.

 

Wybe Jan Jorritsma, Telecom Chief at Stedin along with Auke Huisman, STN 2020 programme manager, explain this multiyear plan.

What does STN stand for?

Wybe Jan: ‘In addition to its electricity network, Stedin has a telecom network. This network consists of copper, fire and wireless connections that link all sites to the main operations centre in Rotterdam. It’s called STN, or Stedin Telecom Network.’

Wouldn’t it be easier to use existing telecom networks?

Wybe Jan: ‘Technically yes, but we don’t want that. Effective management of the electricity network is of crucial importance to our ability to guarantee supply. That’s why we want our data traffic to run across our own upgraded telecom network. Safety and security is paramount.’

Why STN2020?

Wybe Jan: ‘The transition in the energy industry, with more and more generators being added, is creating two-way traffic and a lot of dynamic. A smarter electricity network is necessary in order to manage this. That’s why many plants are being automated and made smarter. But even that is not enough. Increased data flows and automation demand modern telecommunication networks for the interconnection of everything. That’s what STN2020 is going to do.’

What do you have planned?

Auke: ‘The new network will create telecom connections between all the online systems in transmission stations, substations and the operations centre. Joulz will be updating and expanding this network. We’ll be migrating services that use telecom connections into a fibre network IP environment. The network will eventually link more than 300 sites that form Stedin’s most crucial junctions. This is a complicated operation at the very core of electricity transmission and distribution, and it will take several years to complete.’

L-3

Management of the L-3 manufacture facility during production of the L-3 CXM G3 mobile high-energy scanner.

Based on L-3’s design, these scanners are manufactured in Maasdijk with the help of various parties, including Dutch (sub)contractors.

The mobile scanners are manufactured for use by global clients. With great success, multiple scanners have been supplied to various international public authorities. The servicing of previously-supplied scanners is currently ongoing.

+ VolkerWessels Telecom

VolkerWessels Telecom

Dualtec has made an important contribution to the VolkerWessels Telecom organisation by establishing new processes in combination with setting up a new service organisation responsible for servicing the mobile network of KPN within the Netherlands. A Dualtec program manager was assigned in order to manage the transition and build this new service organisation.

The sourcing deal between KPN and VolkerWessels Telecom is based on preventive and corrective maintenance of all equipment, antenna systems and all civil maintenance that is required on the mobile network of KPN. A new team had to be recruited and supported by an extensive training program that had to be set-up for this project. New contracts with subcontractors have been negotiated and signed (e.g. airco, powercompanies etc.). In parallel new processes have been implemented and a planning and workflow-management tool was implemented to schedule and manage future maintenance requirements.

Arjan ten Hove, CEO of VolkerWessels Netwerk Solutions: “together with Dualtec we established a well organised fieldservice-organisation that has performed well within the set KPI’s and SLA’s between KPN and VolkerWessels from the start. The program contributes to the strong position Volker Wessels Telecom has as a preferred supplier of KPN. Dualtec has proven to be a partner to Volker Wessels that can manage large and complex projects at all times respecting our relationship with our customers”

+ Joulz

Joulz

Together with Joulz, Dualtec has been working on STN2020, a new telecommunications network for energy supplier Stedin. After all, having a smart grid means that Stedin would need a modern and reliable telecommunication network. In this collaboration, we have been tasked with project managing the new telecommunication network. The project manager will determine whether new construction or modification is necessary, will take appropriate action and will monitor progress.

 

Wybe Jan Jorritsma, Telecom Chief at Stedin along with Auke Huisman, STN 2020 programme manager, explain this multiyear plan.

What does STN stand for?

Wybe Jan: ‘In addition to its electricity network, Stedin has a telecom network. This network consists of copper, fire and wireless connections that link all sites to the main operations centre in Rotterdam. It’s called STN, or Stedin Telecom Network.’

Wouldn’t it be easier to use existing telecom networks?

Wybe Jan: ‘Technically yes, but we don’t want that. Effective management of the electricity network is of crucial importance to our ability to guarantee supply. That’s why we want our data traffic to run across our own upgraded telecom network. Safety and security is paramount.’

Why STN2020?

Wybe Jan: ‘The transition in the energy industry, with more and more generators being added, is creating two-way traffic and a lot of dynamic. A smarter electricity network is necessary in order to manage this. That’s why many plants are being automated and made smarter. But even that is not enough. Increased data flows and automation demand modern telecommunication networks for the interconnection of everything. That’s what STN2020 is going to do.’

What do you have planned?

Auke: ‘The new network will create telecom connections between all the online systems in transmission stations, substations and the operations centre. Joulz will be updating and expanding this network. We’ll be migrating services that use telecom connections into a fibre network IP environment. The network will eventually link more than 300 sites that form Stedin’s most crucial junctions. This is a complicated operation at the very core of electricity transmission and distribution, and it will take several years to complete.’

+ L-3

L-3

Management of the L-3 manufacture facility during production of the L-3 CXM G3 mobile high-energy scanner.

Based on L-3’s design, these scanners are manufactured in Maasdijk with the help of various parties, including Dutch (sub)contractors.

The mobile scanners are manufactured for use by global clients. With great success, multiple scanners have been supplied to various international public authorities. The servicing of previously-supplied scanners is currently ongoing.