360° TBM: pilot project – H.C. Andersens Boulevard
A single integrated platform, known as 360° TBM, has been developed for H.C. Andersens Boulevard. The platform not only demonstrates our expertise in terms of modern technology but also our vast experience in asset management and with digital technologies in the infrastructure segment.
Showcasing 360 ° TBM at one of Denmark’s busiest roads, which intersects the capital.
In early 2018, Sund & Bælt established a partner group to build an innovative asset solution that would embrace the latest technology and bring our asset management strategies into practice. The partner group comprises KPMG, CN3 and Sund & Bælt.
Transparency in strategy and operation
Sund & Bælt’s strong portfolio of infrastructure assets across Denmark has been continuous benchmark throughout the development of the platform, where the implementation of 360° TBM is estimated to reduce capital investments by 40 per cent and operational costs of 10 per cent over five years.
Transparency involves not only the ability to view the whole value chain but also understand the impact that strategic and political decisions have on a project. Whether this involves a change in materials, political priorities or budgets, the ability to visualize the influence it brings to bear, makes the impact on asset management tangible.
Visualization of work environment
Preparing specific maintenance work has proved highly valuable to Sund & Bælt, as most transport infrastructure has restricted accessibility due to traffic flow. Another aspect was to prepare maintenance work more efficiently. Disrupting traffic is costly both for travellers and for the infrastructure owners. The ability to visualise the work environment prior to commencing a project enables engineers to establish a more accurate work order, bring the right equipment and take any necessary precautions for subterranean obstacles.
Collaboration between stakeholders
Finally, Sund & Bælt wanted a solution that improves cohesion between infrastructure owners, as maintenance coordination is often too static in environments where changes occur on a daily basis. Therefore, the model enables different infrastructure stakeholders to plan their work to accord with their respective maintenance strategies, thereby avoiding unnecessary work. The H. C. Andersens Boulevard pilot takes both road and sewer assets into account when planning maintenance.
City of Copenhagen
- The 360° TBM platform
CEO, Sund & Bælt Partner A/S
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