The assignment extends over the entire chain, from failure mode analysis, review of existing instrumentation and risk evaluation to process and organisational development and data management.
“What makes this such a unique project is the fact that Fortum has decided to take this all-round approach. We are enormously proud to have been chosen by Fortum as a partner in implementing the project,” says project leader Martin Jonsson.
“The reasoning behind developing our dam instrumentation and monitoring systems is to further enhance dam safety by providing information in real time about how the dam is behaving and issuing warnings of any changes in status,” says Dam Safety Manager, Ulf Wennilsjö. “This improves our chances of discovering any changes and taking the appropriate action before these become significant enough to pose a threat.”
“A well designed program for monitoring our dams and supplying details of how they are working improves our ability to adapt, which is a key component in our risk management strategy,” Ulf Wennilsjö continues. “Thanks to the project that we are now initiating with ÅF and Hydroresearch and to the thorough understanding of other industrial applications that they have, we here at Fortum will be able to advance our positions in this important field of activity.”
The assignment will continue at an intensive level throughout 2012 and will be completed during the second quarter in 2013. The order is estimated to be worth SEK 9.5 million. There is also an option to progress with subsequent work in the period 2013–2016.