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- IT support of heterogeneous manufacturing processes in engine production at Mercedes, AMG GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
IT support of heterogeneous manufacturing processes in engine production at Mercedes, AMG GmbH, Stuttgart, GermanyRanking among the suppliers of motor vehicles most steeped in tradition, Daimler AG manufactures high-performance premium cars through its subsidiary. New generation engine production is supported by optimized IT thanks to the application of advanced "Industry 4.0" processes. Thus in productive operation, the "Enterprise Service Bus" (ESB) introduced by Fichtner IT Consulting (FIT) means that tools can be automatically set up, test and assembly setups individually configured, and all processes monitored and documented. This minimizes setup times, actively supports fitters who work according to the "One Man - One Engine" principle, and eliminates incorrect settings. The ESB sourced from BOSCH SI guarantees reliable communication in engine production between all systems involved, such as sensors and tools, and in particular ensures complete traceability of reports and signals with loss-free transport of all production equipment. To implement this solution, Fichtner IT Consulting designed the communication architecture, assisted in defining the communication formats, installed and configured the ESB, and programmed new system connectors for special-purpose tools.
- SAP HANA supports operative and strategic technical business processes, VSE, Saarbrücken, Germany
SAP HANA supports operative and strategic technical business processes, VSE, Saarbrücken, GermanyThe VSE AG, founded in Saarbrücken in 1912, works together with its partners in the fields of electricity, gas and water, telecommunications, energy services and technical services as well as energy data and meter services. Fichtner IT Consulting supports the VSE AG successfully through innovative consulting and development services in the area of Business Geo Intelligence for SAP HANA for the purpose of optimizing and supporting the operative and strategic technical business processes.
- BGI EnergyMapper: Incident Management System for 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Berlin, Germany
BGI EnergyMapper: Incident Management System for 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Berlin, GermanyFichtner IT Consulting is assigned to develop an incident management system - BGI EnergyMapper - for 50Hertz. The basis for the map display is the visualization of all network-relevant objects such as power line sections, electricity poles, wind turbines and transformer substations. A lightning database is integrated into the application to report incoming real-time information concerning lightning strikes. The system processes these data and displays the information graphically on a map. This provides the possibility to precisely locate a current lightning strike and the affected power line section.
In addition, an incident tracking module is developed to enable an animated display of the lightning strike‘s time flow in a “movie mode”. The visualization of the incident on the map together with the accurate allocation of the affected power line section enables the Transmission Control Center staff to instantly decide what to do and take appropriate actions based on the geographical facts. Thus, decisions are more reliable and the reaction time is minimized.
- Creation of a SharePoint Portal as a Document Filing System for TransnetBW, Stuttgart, Germany
Creation of a SharePoint Portal as a Document Filing System for TransnetBW, Stuttgart, GermanyTransnetBW GmbH facilitates the power grid in Baden-Württemberg and secures the power supply, as a part of the European network system in that region, Germany and Europe. In order to implement the energy transition, the transmission capacity in the area of the Baden Rhine rail must also be adapted as part of the network development plan. With the implementation of the project Grid Reinforcement Badische Rheinschiene, in short "NBR" and the conversion of todays 220 kV connections to 380 kV, a significant contribution is made to the future supply security in the region. TransnetBW is responsible for the holistic implementation of the NBR project. The multiplicity and the different complexity of the individual measures as well as their dependencies among each other require a uniform, yet action-specific data platform, which should also be accessible via the Internet. This data platform is intended to serve the project participants (TransnetBW and external service providers / suppliers) as a central data storage, work and data exchange platform (single point of information).
Fichtner IT Consulting GmbH (FIT) supports TransnetBW with consulting and development services for the implementation of a Microsoft SharePoint portal. In a pre-project phase, FIT has compiled the required specifications for the portal in the form of a requirement specification. In the later implementation phase, the data platform was set up by FIT, tested and handed over to TransnetBW after the successful completion of quality assurance.
- Optimization of operational and strategic business processes in distribution network operation, SWM, Munich, Germany
Optimization of operational and strategic business processes in distribution network operation, SWM, Munich, GermanySWM is the municipal utility and service company of the state capital of Munich and its region. Fichtner IT Consulting supported SWM very successfully with consulting and development services in the field of AI-based methods and Business Geo Intelligence for technical asset management for the optimized support of operational and strategic business processes in the distribution network.
- Integrated Lock Management for Waterways, Regensburg Water and Navigation Authority, Regensburg, Germany
Integrated Lock Management for Waterways, Regensburg Water and Navigation Authority, Regensburg, GermanyThe Authority contracted Fichtner IT Consulting to design and develop a lock management solution, including an electronic traffic log. The aim is to optimize waiting times at the locks and lock capacity utilization, and minimize overall boat travel time, for which purpose, among other things, an optimization algorithm and an interface to the automatic identification system (AIS) for ships are to be implemented.
Further, the software solution ´´lock management system´´ will assist the shift supervisor during his day-to-day work, which at present is largely done manually. In a first step, the software solution shall find application as a pilot system on the River Danube at Regensburg Control Center, covering locks at Bad Abbach, Regensburg, Geisling and Straubing, as well as for the local operating control stations at Kachlet and Jochenstein. The services encompass designing the system as a whole and making it operationally ready through installation, customizing and integration of its components. Subsequently, the outcome of the pilot trials will find application at other German waterways.
- IT consultancy, software selection and implementation assistance, meistro Energie GmbH, Ingolstadt, Germany
IT consultancy, software selection and implementation assistance, meistro Energie GmbH, Ingolstadt, Germanymeistro Energie GmbH plans to implement several projects for the development of their IT landscape. As objective consultants independent of vending interests, Fichtner IT Consulting takes over outsourced project steering for the following subprojects: replacement of the Julitec CRM system; insourcing financial accounting; and introduction of an ERP system with integrated accountancy, MSB and customer portal.
- Bing Maps for Enterprise Platform for the Telemedia Offers of the ARD, Stuttgart, Germany
Bing Maps for Enterprise Platform for the Telemedia Offers of the ARD, Stuttgart, GermanySince 2010, FIT has supported the ARD state broadcasters in all matters relating to the Bing Maps for Enterprise Platform.
- Functional Concept for Asset Management and Asset Service for Electricity Grid, BKW FMB Energie AG, Bern, Switzerland
Functional Concept for Asset Management and Asset Service for Electricity Grid, BKW FMB Energie AG, Bern, SwitzerlandIn the operational area, the project covers resource segmentation using assessment of condition, and assessment of importance and risk. Based on this, measures are planned. In the strategic asset area, condition and ageing models are developed for forecast of the probability of failure.
A further component is the development of the IT target architecture taking account of the existing systems.
- Reorganization of the asset accounting based on SAP and FAST / OptNet®, Purena GmbH, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Reorganization of the asset accounting based on SAP and FAST / OptNet®, Purena GmbH, Wolfenbüttel, GermanyFor asset management at Purena GmbH, FIT is carrying out the reorganization, revaluation and integration of asset accounting on the basis of SAP and FAST/OptNet®. The assets are being revalued in some cases, the asset accounting is being mapped in accordance with the network structures to network sections, and a risk analysis is being carried out on the basis of the technical and commercial values.
- ARE FireChief, hhpberlin, Berlin, Germany
ARE FireChief, hhpberlin, Berlin, GermanyFichtner IT Consulting supports hhpberlin in the agile development of a highly scalable, cloud-based Augmented Reality Environment (ARE) platform for digital fire protection and firefighting concepts. Based on state-of-the-art Microsoft technologies), several applications are realized. The up-to-date digital fire protection documents are enhanced with additional information and provide a dynamic and interactive on-site support for fire departments and those fleeing the building.
- GIS-SAP integration for condition-based maintenance, badenova AG & Co. KG, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
GIS-SAP integration for condition-based maintenance, badenova AG & Co. KG, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germanybadenova’s SAP PM plant maintenance system was upgraded to condition-based maintenance. To avoid redundancies in data management and realize savings potentials, badenova wishes to synchronize its SAP with its GIS software. For the SAP GIS integration, the networks considered are the central services of electricity, gas, water and sewage at their relevant voltage and pressure levels.
- CRM - Contact management, Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, Germany
CRM - Contact management, Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart, GermanyFor wide-ranging applications and documents for administering contact data in Stuttgart’s department for international affairs and its 17 district sub-offices, support in developing a higher level contact management solution by first drawing up performance specifications in close collaboration with the client’s staff, then developing the application for central administration of all contact data on the basis of open source software and open standards, to provide a central database and common platform for all contacts in district sub-office data administration, inquiry administration, town twinning and EU project administration, so ensuring in the future effective recording, administration, updating and call-up of the data with no duplication, while providing extensive evaluation possibilities; coaching the client’s staff in Java / J2EE technologies and concepts forming the basis of this application.
- FKIS rolling stock and component information system, Eisenbahn-Bundesamt Bonn, Germany
FKIS rolling stock and component information system, Eisenbahn-Bundesamt Bonn, GermanyFIT designs and sets up the rolling stock register for the Eisenbahn-Bundesamt (EBA - Federal Railway Authority). The system provides owners with an online application for registration and possesses a data warehouse component for statistical evaluations of vehicle-related data. It is also hooked up to the European Centralized Virtual Vehicle Register (ECVVR) of the European Railway Agency.
- Optimized order processing with the BGI Analytics, Fleurop AG, Berlin, Germany
Optimized order processing with the BGI Analytics, Fleurop AG, Berlin, GermanyFleurop’s 100-year history is impressive. Founded in 1908, around 50,000 partner florists in 150 countries around the world now form the global Fleurop network. The Fleurop partners provide more than 25 million flowering greetings every year.
With BGI Analytics, Fitchner IT Consulting provides Fleurop AG with a powerful tool to optimize order processing for over 7,000 German partners. Process-optimizing functions such as powerful multi-routing optimization, white-spot analysis and geocoding for address validation have been implemented especially for Fleurop AG and lead to a comfortable, card-based cockpit integrated in the SAP sales and distribution module for order processing and sales staff.
The diverse visualization options with the BGI ThematicMapper provide effective added value for the sales and management processes of Fleurop AG.
- GIS - Geographic Information System for Utilities, Oberhessische Versorgungsbetriebe AG, Friedberg, Germany
GIS - Geographic Information System for Utilities, Oberhessische Versorgungsbetriebe AG, Friedberg, GermanyThe network service division of the Upper Hesse public utility (OVAG) and ovag Netz AG are merging and expanding existing IT systems to create an integrated geographical and facility information system – GIS/BIS – and so streamline company operations. Alongside geographical network and facility documentation, the new GIS/BIS is to be used in particular for administering and updating technical data on equipment and installations. For maintenance scheduling and contract administration, the SAP modules PM (Plant Maintenance) and MRS (Multi-Resource Scheduling) are to be linked to this system. Other system applications at OVAG, like network calculation, CRM (Customer Relations Management) and real estate management are integrated via interfaces. For system introduction, the data from the superseded systems are merged and migrated to a central, open GIS/BIS database.
- Strategy and implementation of effective IT management at a municipal utility, DEW21 GmbH, Dortmund, Germany
Strategy and implementation of effective IT management at a municipal utility, DEW21 GmbH, Dortmund, GermanyThe objective at the Dortmund municipal utility DEW21 is organizational consolidation and reorientation of the IT function. To this end, process interfaces between IT and technical departments are investigated and a concept for their optimization developed. This is based on unambiguous role assignments and defined service transfer points under service-level agreements between customers, users and the IT management as well as the IT service providers.
The project is supported by FIT through comprehensive training and coaching of the chief information officer`s staff.
- Creation of topographical planning data based on high-resolution stereoscopic satellite images, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Kampala, Uganda
Creation of topographical planning data based on high-resolution stereoscopic satellite images, National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Kampala, UgandaFor a master plan for water in Uganda, reliable and highly accurate topographical planning data (e.g. a digital terrain model – DTM - or contour lines, topography) based on stereoscopic satellite image data with a resolution of approx. 50 cm was used.
The technological progress with regard to remote sensing and the constantly improving quality of satellite images have made it possible to use this data to create a highly accurate topographical planning basis. The specified satellite data meets the requirements for the accuracy of the project and is ideally suited for the creation of a topographical planning basis for implementation and planning. National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC).
- Business process management for customer transactions, Gasversorgungsgesellschaft WINGAS, Berlin, Germany
Business process management for customer transactions, Gasversorgungsgesellschaft WINGAS, Berlin, GermanyTo support its sales processes, WINGAS has implemented the AUREA CRM system.
In this project, FIT made use of the jointly-created functional specifications from a previous project to implement the adaptation and integration with various backend systems and carried out the system introduction and legacy data migration. The particular challenge in this case was, together with WINGAS, to provide support on the functional side for a straightforward and system-focused implementation and definition of the standardized work processes and, on the technical side, to automate the processes. The technical solution was achieved in full with a modern architecture approach using BPMN. This way, the interaction between market communication, settlement, offer calculation, and sales tasks was designed to be transparent, traceable and flexible. The specific requirements of an energy provider company were achieved in full in AUREA CRM in the screens, the individual processes, and in the data structures. This also includes, for example, a CTI connection to simplify the daily work for the end user. As the central, easy-to-use user interface and data hub, the CRM has proven an excellent solution.
- CIP Customer Information Platform, RailNetEurope, Vienna, Austria
CIP Customer Information Platform, RailNetEurope, Vienna, AustriaRailNetEurope (RNE) commissioned Fichtner IT Consulting with the creation of a customer information portal (CIP) for freight transport corridors on the European rail network. The solution, which is arranged in multiple function packages, provides the national network operators from 18 European countries, depending on their specific requirements, with a trans-national, corridor-specific master data management in the areas of infrastructure, equipment, and development projects, and also for main key figures such as capacity and market development. The internet portal CIP serves to publish any information that must be issued in accordance with the EU Freight Regulation 913/2010. This enables railway companies in freight transport to obtain convenient, trans-national, and standardized information regarding characteristics along the corridors.
- Surveying works and topography from high-resolution satellite images, Ministry of Energy and Water, Kabul, Afghanistan
Surveying works and topography from high-resolution satellite images, Ministry of Energy and Water, Kabul, AfghanistanBased on high-resolution stereoscopic satellite images in combination with terrestrial and bathymetric surveys, a topographical planning basis (digital terrain model DTM) was created for the Ministry of Energy and Water, Afghanistan.
The technological progress with regard to remote sensing and the constantly improving quality of satellite images makes it possible, using this data, to create a highly accurate topographical planning basis for the Baghdara project. Georeferencing of the satellite data was carried out using terrestrial surveys (e.g. GCP).
- CRM Upgrade and Data migration, Gasversorgung Süddeutschland, Stuttgart, Germany
CRM Upgrade and Data migration, Gasversorgung Süddeutschland, Stuttgart, GermanyGVS is planning to upgrade its `update.seven` customer relations management system. At the same time, the current Windows/desktop version is to be upgraded to the web-based option, `update.web,` offered by the same supplier. The objective is to raise acceptance by simplifying user interfaces and operation through WEB technology while improving integration into existing procedures. At the same time, possibilities are considered for further automation of sales procedures and embedding these in future IT systems that are in planning, for example for bid costing and the item database. As a serviceable basis for subsequent realization, Fichtner IT Consulting draws up functional specifications with the proviso that the `update.web` solution will be implemented
- Introduction of an IT Security concept, Stadtwerke Bielefeld GmbH, Germany
Introduction of an IT Security concept, Stadtwerke Bielefeld GmbH, GermanyAnalysis of the legal requirements including a gap analysis and definition of the scope of the project. Support with the implementation of the IT security catalog of the Federal Network Agency as the external lead auditor for the electricity and gas divisions.
- SmartEnergyHub data hub for intelligent energy usage with project management by FIT, Research Project of BMWI, Berlin, Germany
SmartEnergyHub data hub for intelligent energy usage with project management by FIT, Research Project of BMWI, Berlin, GermanyThe Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has selected 13 projects from leading industries to be supported as part of the technology program “Smart Data – Innovations from Data”. These include the project “SmartEnergyHub”.
The project partners are:
Fichtner IT Consulting AG
- IT Roadmap Study, Netzgesellschaften der VSE AG, Saarbrücken, Germany
IT Roadmap Study, Netzgesellschaften der VSE AG, Saarbrücken, GermanyThe goal of the project is the assessment of the current IT service delivery and the demand from the technical network areas, taking the strategic plans into account. The analysis of the IT-relevant Group structures and the IT systems including architectures, know-how distribution, costs, etc. was carried out by the core team. The analysis of the IT requirements was carried out together with the functional areas along the process chains to ensure that an accurate picture of the requirements could be obtained. The strategic specifications, including the trends and opportunities arising from digitization which were put together by FIT, were discussed and recorded with company management and IT management.
Based on the analysis of the current situation, a comprehensive analysis was carried out and clearly formulated measures were derived from this. These measures include recommendations on the organizational integration of IT including the relevant IT service processes (ITIL), the alignment of the IT target landscape (architecture), and the necessary subsequent steps to make use of the efficiencies that have been determined.
- HERE Maps for logistics services, Emil Egger AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland
HERE Maps for logistics services, Emil Egger AG, St. Gallen, SwitzerlandEmil Egger AG is a DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008 certified provider of logistics services, general cargo and special transports as well as crane works and fulfills for customers all positions of the service chain for an optimized transport logistics. FIT has supported the family-run Swiss company for several years with HERE card services.
- Integrated maintenance processes at Nolte Küchen GmbH & Co. KG, Löhne, Germany
Integrated maintenance processes at Nolte Küchen GmbH & Co. KG, Löhne, GermanyThe challenge for Nolte Kitchens was to introduce a professional service and maintenance system and to switch to systematic maintenance. The company introduced SAP PM with the support of P&S Consulting. The existing information was put into structured form and a complete damage and inspection history was created. In addition, cost transparency was introduced in the service and maintenance area, unscheduled measures were reduced, downtimes were reduced, and the entire service and maintenance area was optimized. The following tools are deployed:
SAP ERP Enterprise Asset Management - Service and maintenance solution in SAP Services and Asset Management
P&S Consulting Tool "optimized feedback" based on the SAP service and maintenance solution.
- System analysis and strategy recommendation for virtual power plant, EWE AG, Oldenburg, Germany
System analysis and strategy recommendation for virtual power plant, EWE AG, Oldenburg, GermanyThe project includes a determination of the status quo, consideration of current developments, and analysis of one of the largest virtual power plants in the German market. Supplementary market research includes the comparison with the surrounding market segments and their development. The study includes a consideration of the underlying decentralized energy systems, of automation systems, of control and IT systems and their integration. These are compared with core business processes for operational management, for marketing and for expansion of the virtual power plant and the associated value-creation potential, and action recommendations are developed for short, medium, and long-term developments. Particular focus is placed on dealing with the highly dynamic situation and the uncertainties of current and foreseeable technical, economic and regulatory developments. In addition to medium and long-term aspects, the project focuses on the specific effects on current issues and their prompt practical implementation.
- District heating: strategic concept for IT systems for load management and operation monitoring, Fernwärme Wien GmbH, Austria
District heating: strategic concept for IT systems for load management and operation monitoring, Fernwärme Wien GmbH, AustriaFichtner assists the district heating system operator in working out a strategic concept for further development of IT systems for load management and operation monitoring. The focus is on specifying robust structures and interfaces with improved integration of I&C and automation technologies into IT systems and – as far as possible under the constraints of stringent safety and dependability aspects – system-wide information flows. Alongside a long-term strategy, a road map is defined with a start made on implementing this even while conceptual design is still underway.
- Implementation of a wastewater register, Wacker-Chemie AG, Burghausen, Germany
Implementation of a wastewater register, Wacker-Chemie AG, Burghausen, GermanySAMBA (standing for: Site Wastewater Management and Reporting Application) is specially tailored to the needs of WACKER. The main purpose of SAMBA is the input, archiving, evaluation and visualization of all the data required for the production of wastewater statements as well as central wastewater monitoring. At the client’s site, SAMBA software finds productive application for automatic compilation of a wastewater register to comply with Annex 22 of the Technical Instructions on Wastewater of the Federal German Pollution Control Law.
- Strategic Asset Management, Romande Energie SA, Morges, Switzerland
Strategic Asset Management, Romande Energie SA, Morges, SwitzerlandThe client’s project goal is to design and implement a strategic and operational asset management in the power sector. This is realized by Fichtner IT Consulting using their FAST system family (Fichtner Asset Services & Technologies). The characteristics of the assets are defined in close cooperation with the client. The software is configured accordingly, the ageing models are set up and the interfaces implemented. Training of Romande staff members is also part of the project.
- Workshop Smart Grid Security, Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Workshop Smart Grid Security, Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall, GermanyPreparation of an examination profile for the safety of smart grids in the current infrastructure of Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall. The Smart Grid Security Workshop defines the affected processes, possible vulnerabilities and the type of threat and defense options. The objectives are to raise potential threats and to define starting points for implementation in Phase 2.
- Wind Energy Planning Tool LocationGIS GridConnent, PNE Wind AG, Cuxhaven, Germany
Wind Energy Planning Tool LocationGIS GridConnent, PNE Wind AG, Cuxhaven, GermanyLocationGIS GridConnect is a GIS solution for power line route planning and property acquisition developed specifically for the design and development of wind and solar farms. On-the-spot data analyses with planning scenarios and options for negotiations with land owners create planning security and provide a major time-saving potential. The solution enables PNE to plan and implement power line routes in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
- Roadmap for Enterprise IT, EKS Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Roadmap for Enterprise IT, EKS Schaffhausen, SwitzerlandThe project aim is to modernize and harmonize the IT landscape of the power utility ‘Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Schaffhausen AG (EKS)’ against the background of market-driven and statutory requirements of the organization and the IT environment. Fichtner IT Consulting undertakes project management and coordination while providing EKS with consultancy support for the sub-projects.
- Workforce management concept, Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH, Germany
Workforce management concept, Stadtwerke Leipzig GmbH, GermanyAgainst the background of the already implemented optimization of business procedures, the client plans to introduce computer-aided order handling, with the aim of optimizing work flow, from contract award to billing, on the basis of flexible procurement, that is legally watertight and audit-proof. Fichtner IT Consulting assists in EU-wide tendering for supply, with any needed software customization, and integration into the IT landscape.
Tendering is on the basis of specifications and a requirements portfolio drawn up by Fichtner IT Consulting. Alongside the client’s relevant obligatory service procedures in its network operating department, the specifications lay down general project and framework conditions together with specific IT requirements for implementing computer-aided order handling.
- Emergency/crisis management system, RheinEnergie AG, Cologne, Germany
Emergency/crisis management system, RheinEnergie AG, Cologne, GermanyA concept is under development for a crisis management system (CMS) for the client’s grid operation and maintenance division, provided with a link to its PSI fault-clearance management system. When this is triggered by the CMS in an emergency, pre-specified organizational and technical measures are taken and alerts are dispatched also to external locations. Concept design also considers the client’s organizational structure, by incorporating connections to the control and emergency response systems of other departments to support handling of major emergencies or crises throughout the company.
The control and command functions of the PSI system are likewise extended to place in readiness the required automatic responses in emergency and crisis situations.
- Advanced electricity metering project, Uzbekenergo, Tashkent, Usbekistan
Advanced electricity metering project, Uzbekenergo, Tashkent, UsbekistanBecause of Uzbekenergo’s high technical losses of slightly below 20% and serious revenue collection problems of just below 75% of amounts billed for supplied electricity, measures must be taken to substantially improve the situation as soon as possible. The key objective is to set up an AEM (Automated Electricity Metering) program, comprising a state-of-the-art and country-wide system at all levels of the power grid down to the consumers.
Fichtner analyzes the metering system and assesses advanced metering solutions. Financial and economic analyses are prepared for the AEM project, with an assessment of the environmental, legal and regulatory framework. A detailed project implementation plan is drawn up, including preparation of draft tender documents.
- Target concept for a virtual power plant, Stadtwerk, Germany
Target concept for a virtual power plant, Stadtwerk, GermanyCreation of a target concept for virtual power plants, analysis and consideration of possible short, medium and long-term developments in the energy markets and their environment with the use of scenarios. Derivation of a target concept customized for the customer with action recommendations, a roadmap and optimum decision points.
The overall concept covers an energy concept including an assessment of market developments and a system-based concept including considerations of reliability, robustness and cyber security. Derived from these were requirements and procedures for integration of IT and automation systems and strategies to establish large, reliable and controllable virtual power plants. A market analysis was carried out for selected software components.
- Training in KPRO® thermodynamic cycle simulation software, different customers in Germany and Europe
Training in KPRO® thermodynamic cycle simulation software, different customers in Germany and EuropeTraining in KPRO® thermodynamic cycle simulation software
To get started in working with the KPRO® software package, planning engineers from OOO EnergoFichtner, Russia, attend a five-day training course. KPRO® calculates thermodynamic cycle processes and has been developed by Fichtner and its subsidiary Fichtner IT Consulting.
When licensing the software and for specific requirements, Fichtner conducts training courses for engineers that are tailored to clients’ needs. The course is made up of an introduction into working with the software followed by structuring and calculating various power plants types, like combined cycle, steam range and solar thermal. The course includes setting up client-specific configurations.
- IT application for depicting supra-regional water resources management for the canal system, Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau DLZ-IT BMVBS, Ilmenau, Germany
IT application for depicting supra-regional water resources management for the canal system, Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau DLZ-IT BMVBS, Ilmenau, GermanyClose coordination between three waterways directorates is required for managing the canals between the Rhine, Weser, Elbe and Oder rivers. To facilitate this process in view of differences in natural conditions and user requirements, Fichtner IT Consulting AG developed a supra-regional IT information and communication platform using open standards, open-source components and web services. Ergonomics and intuitive ease of use are key criteria for guaranteeing the system’s successful day-to-day application.
- G!NIUS upgrade, RWW GmbH Betriebsdirektion, Bottrop, Germany
G!NIUS upgrade, RWW GmbH Betriebsdirektion, Bottrop, GermanyWith a supply territory of 850 km2 and interconnected grid of 3000 km, RWW is one of Germany’s biggest water utilities. To support maintenance and network planning, RWW has, since 1995, been using a network information system based on Intergraph software implemented by Fichtner IT Consulting. For Intergraph’s new standard product, G!NIUS, its source code has been transferred in collaboration with FIT and the software prepared. Following a preliminary study, FIT was entrusted with technical source code transfer, data migration and putting the system into operation. The state-of-the-art basic technology and open architecture of G!NIUS allows RWW to optimize support of its business processes.
- SAP HANA Development, Deutsche Wohnen AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
SAP HANA Development, Deutsche Wohnen AG, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyThe Deutsche Wohnen AG is one of the leading listed property companies in Europe. The focus of our operations is the sustainable management and development of our own real estate portfolio. For several years Fichtner IT Consulting supports this portfolio management through services and products around the subject of Business Geo Intelligence including the realization of interfaces to SAP BW / BO, as well as server side function developments based on the SAP HANA platform.
- Study for SAP, GIS and mobile service integration, SWU Energie GmbH, Ulm, Germany
Study for SAP, GIS and mobile service integration, SWU Energie GmbH, Ulm, GermanyThe client, the Ulm municipal utility, would like to make optimal use of its NMS workforce management system and plans its close linkage to GIS and SAP applications.
Against this background, Fichtner IT Consulting develops a concept for mutual representation of linear and point elements. Then, on the basis of process sequences, the technical requirements of the involved GIS, SAP and mobile systems are specified and the implementation architecture developed. As deliverable, each implementation step is defined and an estimate made of the required budget.
- Quality management for contractual performance, City of Ulm, Germany
Quality management for contractual performance, City of Ulm, GermanyIn 2001, Ulm City Council transferred operation of its telecommunication net-works to the municipal utility`s subsidiary, SWU Telenet GmbH. Fichtner IT Consulting was contracted to provide external quality management for contractual per-formance. Routine checks are made of the quality of the services with the aim of possibly optimizing service agreements to be entered into in 2014. For this purpose, contractual performance is assessed at regular intervals on the basis of ticket his-tories, reporting documents etc., and pos-sibilities for improvements are proposed.
- GIS specifications, City of Kornwestheim, Germany
GIS specifications, City of Kornwestheim, GermanyIn line with a Council decision to phase out the present GIS, a check is made of collaboration with another community or floating a public tender. As starting point for the two options, FIT jointly with Council staff works out, in several workshops, specifications for a new GIS. These serve as the basis for a restricted tender following a prequalification round.
FIT supports the Council during tendering and bid evaluation, with bidder selection.
- Energy-efficient, City of Freiburg, Germany
Energy-efficient, City of Freiburg, GermanyThe aim is to create an innovative and dynamic planning tool that permits an all-embracing and sustainable energy concept for the city. This will consider a range of energy savings possibilities and exploit existing renewable sources and efficiency raising measures.
- Tender documents for external allocation, Freisinger Stadtwerke Versorgungs-GmbH, Freising, Germany
Tender documents for external allocation, Freisinger Stadtwerke Versorgungs-GmbH, Freising, GermanyFIT is supporting the Stadtwerke Freising (Freising Municipal Utilities) with the creation of tender documents for the external allocation of recording/metering for the electricity division and for evaluation of the bidders. Following this, our experts will make a recommendation for the allocation and they will provide support for conclusion of the contract.
- Integrated management information system for the energy sector under EuropeAid/130458/C/SER/RS, Ministry of Mining and Energy Belgrad, Serbia
Integrated management information system for the energy sector under EuropeAid/130458/C/SER/RS, Ministry of Mining and Energy Belgrad, SerbiaA detailed design and work plan is drawn up for setting up an integrated management information system (IMIS) for the Serbian energy sector. Likewise prepared are data integration, data organization, data models and relational data sets with related activities for the IMIS. Based on these prerequisites, Fichtner implements the IMIS with integration of data into a web-capable ESRI/GIS environment.
- PROCON - redesign of project management system for road construction, Regional Authority for Roads and Transport, Wiesbaden, Germany
PROCON - redesign of project management system for road construction, Regional Authority for Roads and Transport, Wiesbaden, GermanyAt the Hesse Regional Authority for Roads and Transport, there are a large number of systems with, in some cases, redundant data and functions. These old systems are to be replaced on the basis of the IT guidelines applicable to the Hesse Road and Traffic Administration (HSVV). The purpose of PROCON, a project information and management system, is to administer for the duration of the project those data which are recorded and processed from the planning stage through to contract award. PROCON is intended as a tool which both facilitates work on the project and also processes the most important management information for project managers and chief officers. The new system is intended to make all the basic project-related information available over the intranet in the form of a browser-based solution.
- Study Master Data Management, EEIG Corridor Rotterdam-Genua, NL-BE-DE-CH-IT
Study Master Data Management, EEIG Corridor Rotterdam-Genua, NL-BE-DE-CH-ITWithin the EU co-financed EEIG, the Infrastructure Managers ProRail, Infrabel, DB Netze, BLS, SBB CFF FFS and RFI promote cross-border freight traffic along Europe`s primary rail corridor running from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Genoa. Fichtner IT Consulting prepares a study and develops a fully functional prototype for data management between the partners in line with EU Freight Regulation 913/2010.
- Security of supply via power cable in the Gotthard Tunnel , Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) Infrastruktur Energie, Zollikofen, Switzerland
Security of supply via power cable in the Gotthard Tunnel , Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB) Infrastruktur Energie, Zollikofen, SwitzerlandSBB contracted Fichtner IT Consulting to prepare a study, on the basis of various preliminary investigations, on ensuring security of power supply by installing a 132 kV cable in the Gotthard Basis Tunnel. Following detailed analysis of these investigations and preparation of models by our consultants for technical analyses and studies, risks are assessed with the focus on conversion and extension of relevant systems and network sections. Combinations of failures in line with operational experience, aging assumptions and other external factors are taken as a basis. Then security of supply is assessed on the basis of risk classes, and supply/consumer structures evaluated with their impacts on cable availability or non-availability.
The study concludes with risk analysis and recommendations for minimization of risks and their impacts.
- Concept for core processes, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Concept for core processes, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyFor support of the central infrastructure basis data and information services, FIT develops the design for the service and product portfolio, the core processes for service provision, the competency map, and analyzes the requirements with regard to the necessary IT tools and methods.
- Rail routing conditions, DB AG, Berlin, Germany
Rail routing conditions, DB AG, Berlin, GermanyDue to new regulations issued by the Federal German Network Agency, routing under SNB conditions for rail network use was requested by DB Systel GmbH. To meet this requirement, FIT designs an integration-based solution. This routing library integrates GeoXtension into a WebGIS framework with visualization of all data for the compiled routes of an SNB map. For data compilation, a user interface is installed for routing parameters.
- Security of supply via power cable in the Gotthard Tunnel Bern, Switzerland
Security of supply via power cable in the Gotthard Tunnel Bern, SwitzerlandFichtner IT Consulting supports the Swiss rail company, SBB, in a major revamp of its infrastructure division systems.
Over the past fifteen years, the DfA fixed assets database has been used for construction, project planning and maintenance, and has been upgraded by continuous data input. This counts as the biggest GIS application in Switzerland and provides the strategic and operative basis for constructing SBB infrastructural facilities. Fichtner IT Consulting is responsible for loss-free data migration and targeted data upgrading for the new RGS 2 system. Complete, correct and high quality data migration safeguards data capital and permits a smooth transition.
- Implementation of ISR-View / ISR-Edit, DB AG, Berlin, Deutschland
Implementation of ISR-View / ISR-Edit, DB AG, Berlin, DeutschlandUnder the EU directive on non-discriminatory rail network access and in line with the “Technical Specifications for Interoperability”, the German rail network company, DB Netz AG, must publish infrastructural data in the Internet. To fulfill this requirement, information on the infrastructure data of DB Netz AG (infrastructure register -> ISR) is visualized in maps in the intranet/Internet (ISR-View). To update the geometries of the displayed rail sections and to enter attributes, updating functions are also needed (ISR-Edit).
- Internet publication of technical conditions for rail network utilization, DB AG, Berlin, Germany
Internet publication of technical conditions for rail network utilization, DB AG, Berlin, GermanyTo comply with EU regulations, the German rail company, Deutsche Bahn AG, has to publish on the internet the technical conditions for utilization of the rail network. FIT developed for this purpose an internet application that integrates graphic and technical information in an intuitive and user-friendly way. This allows interested parties to navigate in a map of the rail system and directly call up pre-entered information on specific sections. This solution has been implemented in a database and makes consistent use of open standards. For the client, this innovative and easy-to-use application provides a high degree of security for the investment..
- Streetcar track switch maintenance, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG, Dresden, Germany
Streetcar track switch maintenance, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe AG, Dresden, GermanyThe client provides public transport in the City of Dresden. Its streetcar system has a total track length of 270 km, making it one of the biggest such networks in Germany, with over 700 switches. Ensuring a service that caters for around 400,000 passengers per day is based on innovative maintenance management.
For this purpose, Fichtner IT Consulting implements a rule-based system for automated planning of maintenance tasks for servicing, cleaning and inspecting track switches. The database-backed system has now been in operation for several years and has decisively streamlined procedures for planning, carrying out and documenting maintenance. There are plans to link this system with SAP business management software for booking jobs and with mobile terminals for maintenance fitters.
- Portfolio management, Deutsche Wohnen AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Portfolio management, Deutsche Wohnen AG, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyThe geocoding and map evaluation functions from BGI Analytics support the portfolio management at Deutsche Wohnen AG.
A web-based BGI Analytics solution is provided, which displays the buildings and residential units in geographical context and enables detailed analysis functions. Thematic color displays support Deutsche Wohnen AG with the evaluation and valuation of its portfolio.
- Clients Trust is the Highest Priority and we Support that with Pleasure! NÜRNBERGER Versicherung, Nuremberg, Germany
Clients Trust is the Highest Priority and we Support that with Pleasure! NÜRNBERGER Versicherung, Nuremberg, GermanyCustomers trust, agents and employees have the highest priority for the NÜRNBERGER Versicherung. They rely on the fact that the NÜRNBERGER is a competent business partner and a safe employer in the event of power and damage cases. And all of that for more than 130 years. Fichtner IT Consulting supports NÜRNBERGER Versicherung with consulting and development services in the area of Business Geo Intelligence.
- Implementation of Streda.X GeoSAP, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Implementation of Streda.X GeoSAP, DB Netz AG, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyFIT implements a solution for geocoding selected SAP data. Thus the information can now be evaluated in a geographic context on a map. For example, the German Rail can now easily identify local clustering of faults or vandalism and respond by scheduling maintenance or supervision as appropriate.
- EnFile and EnTuch software modules, Balfour Beatty Rail Projects Ltd Derby, London, Great Britain
EnFile and EnTuch software modules, Balfour Beatty Rail Projects Ltd Derby, London, Great BritainAdaptation and extension of the EnFile and EnTuch software modules for application in Balfour Beatty’s project 'Terminal 5 Tunnels at London Heath-row Airport'. EnFile is a program for calculating towing curves and envelope surfaces of rail-guided and road vehicles with a check for collisions in three-dimensional space.
EnFile simulates the motion of road and rail-guided ve-hicles along a defined axis, for example aircraft, articulated buses, tractors with semi-trailers, luggage trailers, of any number. EnTuch is used for cal-culating clearance in tunnel and otherwise limited clearance profiles. It also supports track alignments in bored tunnels.
- Design and Implementation of an Outdoor Advertising GIS Solution, APG|SGA, Zurich, Switzerland
Design and Implementation of an Outdoor Advertising GIS Solution, APG|SGA, Zurich, SwitzerlandAPG|SGA is Switzerland`s leading out-door advertising enterprise. For geographical visualization of poster sites and publicity campaigns, FIT designed and implemented the AdGIS software solution. AdGIS supports the business processes of sales, logistics, marketing and business promotion showing the staff a task-specific display of poster sites, premises like rail stations and shopping malls, points of interest and bill posting routes on a street map, in front of aerial photographs, detail plans of premises or panorama maps of skiing regions. The solution is fully implemented in Java, is based on the open source Geotool component, uses OGC standards and is easily configurable.
- NEMESYS Integrated Web Portal for Gas Transmission Grid, Austrian Gas Grid Management AG, Wien, Austria
NEMESYS Integrated Web Portal for Gas Transmission Grid, Austrian Gas Grid Management AG, Wien, AustriaThe Austrian Gas Grid Management AG (AGGM) ensures an uninterrupted gas supply within the transport network of Austria. With the realization of NEMESYS I, an integrated web portal was created that covers the AGGM work processes in various fields: contract management, capacity management, planning management, geo information, simulation, time series management and master data management.
As a result of the Austrian gas resources policy act and the resulting changes in market regulation, NEMESYS I has to be extended and amended to meet the new requirements. In close cooperation with AGGM, Fichtner IT Consulting works out the functional specifications for NEMESYS II and performs the necessary adaptations to the ExpertGIS, WebGIS and simulation software products.
- Quick determination of responsibilities with BGI ThematicMapper, Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall, Mainz, Germany
Quick determination of responsibilities with BGI ThematicMapper, Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall, Mainz, GermanyNew member companies of the BGHM can now be best allocated according to their responsibilities within the professional associations with the help of the BGI ThematicMapper.
- Refining concept for integrated asset planning, Axpo AG, Baden, Switzerland
Refining concept for integrated asset planning, Axpo AG, Baden, SwitzerlandAxpo AG prepared, within its network division, a concept for integrated asset planning with operative and strategic asset management due to PAS-55 as the basis for computer-aided asset and business simulation (IAPAN Project). This incorporates the requirements together with existing systems and databases. Fichtner IT Consulting supports Axpo AG in the new conceptual phase for the refined IT concept. The objective is to firm up this concept under consideration of existing systems and data structures, and to supplement the specifications. Finally an implementation scheme is worked out with an estimate of expenditure for realization of the refined IT concept.
- Optimal visit and sales planning with BGI ThematicMapper, Projektron GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Optimal visit and sales planning with BGI ThematicMapper, Projektron GmbH, Berlin, GermanyWith the BGI ThematicMapper with geocoding and map visualization, the optimal locations of customers and partners can be determined, which leads to an increase in efficiency thanks to faster visit and sales planning.
- GIS Portal for Global Location and Competitor Analysis, METRO AG, Düsseldorf, Germany
GIS Portal for Global Location and Competitor Analysis, METRO AG, Düsseldorf, GermanyOn the basis of the BGI ThematicMapper (a geographical analysis and reporting tool), a GIS portal database for the visualization and analysis of national and international location and competitor data of the Metro AG is designed and developed. Bing Maps for Enterprise and Open Street Map serve as the map service.
Due to the fact that a lot of data can be visualized on a single map, it is possible to quickly and easily perform location and competitor analyses. With built-in filters, detailed selections can be made. This simplifies the routine for obtaining informative results, leading to a reduction in working time and costs.
- Interactive real-estate portal, Süddeutsche.de, Munich, Germany
Interactive real-estate portal, Süddeutsche.de, Munich, GermanyEstablishment of a new, innovative and micro-location-accurate real estate portal on Süddeutsche.de, which offers users an attractive search and an optimal user experience.
- Browser-based geo-information system, BATO GROUP, Berlin, Germany
Browser-based geo-information system, BATO GROUP, Berlin, GermanyBATO Group Real Estate Investments GmbH is a full-service asset management company with a focus on international investors. FIT BGI uses a browser-based geo-information system to successfully support processes in the areas of acquisition, development, management and marketing of real estate.
- Geo-based results reports on project funding, Haus des Stiftens, Munich, Germany
Geo-based results reports on project funding, Haus des Stiftens, Munich, GermanyOn the basis of the BGI product, Fichtner IT Consulting is providing an attractive map solution for the portrayal of funding projects and for the presentation of the civic engagement of Stiftungszentrum.de.
The solution is based on a map-based representation set up on Bing Maps and locates the funding projects. Detailed information and links to further details on the projects can easily be called up via the map.
- Upgrade from InterNETZ to G!NIUS, Wasserversorgung Weißeritzgruppe GmbH, Dresden, Germany
Upgrade from InterNETZ to G!NIUS, Wasserversorgung Weißeritzgruppe GmbH, Dresden, GermanyThe client intends to replace its existing network information system InterNETZ with the same manufacturer's recommended successor product G!NIUS (upgrade). The InterNETZ system itself and the necessary versions of the basic components and the underlying operating systems (Windows 2003 Server and WindowsXP) have become obsolete and the manufacturer now provides limited maintenance or none at all. In addition, the existing system can only be integrated into modern Internet technology at significant expense. For this reason, an upgrade is urgently recommended.
For this upgrade, Fichtner IT Consulting AG is providing appropriate project-supporting services with regard to design, implementation, migration and project management. The software products for the network information system (NIS) are to be supplied and installed by Intergraph.
- Feasibility Study for an Automatic Data Management System, Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Feasibility Study for an Automatic Data Management System, Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, Berlin, GermanyAt VE Sales, a large number of time series from very diverse external data sources are used. For these to be processed efficiently, largely automated data transfer into internal database-supported IT systems is necessary. So for the project “Automatic Data Management System for Model Development”, a feasibility study is conducted for an IT solution, comprising investigations of requirements and practicability. Also addressed as key topics are implementation options with their evaluation under aspects of costs, sustainability and flexibility.
- Power Sector Master Plan, Asian Development Bank, Kabul, Afghanistan
Power Sector Master Plan, Asian Development Bank, Kabul, AfghanistanThe objective of the study is the long-term, reliable, cost-effective and sustainable supply of energy, especially electricity, to the state of Afghanistan. The study looks in particular at renewable energy sources, energy efficiency approaches, load and demand-side management, and import/export options. The strategy that has been developed takes into account different temporal characteristics of demand curves and electricity generation from renewable energy sources, whereby in particular, the seasonal and daily course of electricity generation from hydropower displays structural effects. Transfer restrictions and extension options for the utility grid are taken into account in an integral approach as part of least cost planning. Various characteristics are structured through pre-analyses and mapped over the entire 21 years through high temporal resolution (hourly grid) of all relevant time periods. The scenario analysis looks at the weak points of the current system, possible developments in demand, and possible candidates for the extension of generation and transfer capacities of the utility grids. There is a strong emphasis on extensive sensitivity and risk analyses. Despite extremely uncertain framework conditions and a high degree of uncertainty in the forecast of influencing factors, a robust strategy could be derived. This contains optimum decision times and flexible adaptation in the future in accordance with the future development of influencing factors. Energy models and methods are based on MESSAGE (Model of Energy Supply Strategy Alternatives and their General Environmental impact), a general model for large energy systems that originated from developments at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Luxembourg.
- Potential verification of BWB’s IT and IT strategy 2030 (Digitization 4.0), Berliner Wasserbetriebe AöR, Berlin, Germany
Potential verification of BWB’s IT and IT strategy 2030 (Digitization 4.0), Berliner Wasserbetriebe AöR, Berlin, GermanyDie BWB planen die Untersuchung der IT-Strukturen im Hinblick auf mögliche Verbesserungspotenziale. Diese wurden in einem vorab durchgeführten Projekt skizziert und sollen durch weitere Analysen und Vergleiche verifiziert und konkretisiert werden. Untersucht werden die Bereiche Rechenzentrum, System- und Applikationslandschaft sowie die IT-Organisation. In einer Weiterführung dieses Vorhabens werden die Leitlinien der künftigen IT-Strategie unter dem Einfluss von Digitalisierung 4.0 gemeinsam mit allen Fachbereichen der BWB abgestimmt und ein Handlungsrahmen für die Kurz-, Mittel- und Langfristplanung entworfen. Digitalisierung 4.0 betrachtet in diesem Kontext vor allem die Wirkungen und Potenziale des „Internet der Dinge“ (IoT), der Ende-zu-Ende-Vernetzung von Geschäftsprozessen, sowie von BigData/SmartData, also der Inwertsetzung von Informationen für die Optimierung des Geschäfts. Aus dieser Betrachtung heraus werden Empfehlungen zur künftigen Architektur- und Sourcing-Strategie der BWB abgeleitet (hybride Cloud und Bedeutung des eigenen Rechenzentrums im Rahmen der Strategie).
- Energy procurement portal, Vattenfall Europe Information Services GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Energy procurement portal, Vattenfall Europe Information Services GmbH, Hamburg, GermanyAt the request of Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, software is to be developed for its Internet portal, through which customers will be able to independently upload their power schedules, price these and place an order. For this purpose, the present APD system is extended and connected to VE Sales’ Internet portal.
- Virtual power plant, Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG, Berlin, Germany
Virtual power plant, Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG, Berlin, GermanyTo control a virtual power plant (micro-plants such as heat pumps and small CHP units), the heating demand/requirement for each plant for the coming days is forecast daily. This demand/requirement is taken into account in planning and control and in the marketing of the power plant.
- Strengthening generation expansion planning and policy making capacity in the hydropower sector, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Laos
Strengthening generation expansion planning and policy making capacity in the hydropower sector, Ministry of Energy and Mines, LaosFichtner supports the Government of Lao PDR in developing the hydropower planning and management capacity needed to ensure long-term sustainability of water resource management and the hydropower sector. The project background is rapidly growing domestic demand and dynamic electricity markets in and around Laos. Development of hydropower potentials has to be reconciled with water resource management requirements, ecological constraints and options for fossil-based power generation. Fichtner develops and applies a methodology for assessing avoided generation cost when purchasing power from BOT projects, develops and applies a least-cost power generation expansion model, and provides capacity building through training in the application of these planning tools and methods.
- ecurity of supply concept, City of Vienna, Austria
ecurity of supply concept, City of Vienna, AustriaSupport for the creation and evaluation of a measure catalog for securing energy supplies over the long-term. Model creation and model calculations assess the energy security concept taking account of the effects of supply failures, energy consumption reduction potential in buildings, decentralized energy generation options and CO2-saving requirements / guidelines. The model is based on data from the municipal energy efficiency program, on examinations of the long-term development of the energy requirements of the city of Vienna, and a detailed mapping of the building stock
- Feasibility study for small hydroelectric, power plant projects in Rwanda, Ostafrika
Feasibility study for small hydroelectric, power plant projects in Rwanda, OstafrikaFor stereoscopic photogrammetry, aerial image data was processed. With this aerial image data, reliable and highly accurate topographical planning data was created for a feasibility study for small-scale hydropower projects. The resulting digital terrain models and orthophotos form the basis of the planning study. The aerial images have a geometric resolution of approx. 20 cm and a multispectral radiometric resolution (RGB+IR). Compared to conventional measurement procedures, the use of photogrammetry based on aerial images saves both time and money.
- Target power system study, GEW Wilhelmshaven GmbH, Deutschland
Target power system study, GEW Wilhelmshaven GmbH, DeutschlandFor a municipal network owned by the Thüga Group, Fichtner undertakes a study of a target power system. The aim is to reconfigure an existing MV system with substantial additions of wind power infeed from wind turbines to cater for its current and future bidirectional power transmission task. By means of the dual network planning approach on the basis of the greenfield planning method, the ideal network under techno-economic aspects is developed from the existing system structure for two load development scenarios with its practicability confirmed by analysis. Then the options for the transition from the present to the target network are compared on the basis of their technical and economic characteristics. The detailed short-, medium- and long-term plans of action for implementation are worked out by Fichtner in consultation with the organization responsible for the system. Finally, the new schematic network analysis model that reflects the positional situation with its implementation stages is presented to the client.
- Powerpricer, Vattenfall Informations Services GmbH, Berlin, Deutschland
Powerpricer, Vattenfall Informations Services GmbH, Berlin, DeutschlandVattenfall Europe Sales GmbH (VES) is currently using the software system ´´PowerPricer´´ which was developed in collaboration with Fichtner IT Consulting. The PowerPricer system is used by sales staff to calculate offers for major customers. The load curves, stock exchange information, and relevant internal information such as existing contracts are taken into account in the calculations. The PowerPricer is integrated via a customized EAI system (master database) into the VES software landscape and both technical and functional support is provided. Vattenfall Europe Information Service GmbH (VEIS) has been awarded the general contract for support of the VES IT systems. In ongoing operations, Fichtner IT Consulting provides the software support and handles further development of the PowerPricer.
- Master plan for long-term energy efficiency and exploitation of regenerative energies, Ministry of the Environment Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Master plan for long-term energy efficiency and exploitation of regenerative energies, Ministry of the Environment Commonwealth of The BahamasFichtner prepares a master plan to promote energy efficiency in hotels, residential buildings, public buildings, etc. and to exploit renewable energies for long-term reduction of dependency on oil imports. Considered for power generation are, among others, wind energy, solar photovoltaics, biomass and energy from the sea as well as energy recovery from wastes through thermal treatment and extraction of landfill gas. Also investigated is the application of solar thermal energy for water heating. Fichtner conducts energy audits in buildings, prepares a survey about existing appliances equipment, proposes energy efficiency measures and advises on regulatory adjustments.
Finally, obstacles to implementation are identified, environmental impacts and CDM potential are described together with a CDM program of activities, and a strategy is drawn up, including action on the political level, to realize the identified energy efficiency and renewable energy potentials.
- Automated Pricing Desk, Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Automated Pricing Desk, Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, Berlin, GermanyThe Group policy on risk assessment relating to the sale of time-based electricity roadmaps was changed. For this reason, functional and mathematical definitions must be implemented for risk assessment, QA measures and calculations.
- Implementation of ForwardCurve Revision II, Vattenfall Trading Services GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Implementation of ForwardCurve Revision II, Vattenfall Trading Services GmbH, Hamburg, GermanyCalculating price forecasts for power products in European countries requires a customized model for each market.
The project’s aim is to investigate the various models for common features as well as specific attributes and so devise a modular system for configuring price forecasting models. For this purpose, source code in Matlab and in Visual Basic is investigated. The result is an object framework in Matlab code for development and maintenance of compact models.
- IT managed Contribution Accounting, Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, Berlin, Germany
IT managed Contribution Accounting, Vattenfall Europe Sales GmbH, Berlin, GermanyThis accountancy approach requires tapping into a wide variety of data sources while taking into account a frequently changing cost center structure. These requirements are met by linking sources – TXT, XLS and Oracle files – to MS Excel. VES thus gains an inexpensive solution that can be later amended as necessary with the company’s own resources.
- Optimized Business Processes in Customer Management for a Gas Utility (GVG), Gasversorgungsgesellschaft (GVG) mbH, Rhein-Erft, Germany
Optimized Business Processes in Customer Management for a Gas Utility (GVG), Gasversorgungsgesellschaft (GVG) mbH, Rhein-Erft, GermanyGVG’s objective is optimum support of customers and streamlining the related business processes on the technical and sales sides. Fichtner supported GVG in implementing off-the-shelf customer relations management (CRM) software and adapted the computerized procedures for all business transactions with its customers. This will enable GVG to respond promptly to customer inquiries, provide higher service quality, obtain full information on ongoing business processes, and ensure higher efficiency of business handling. Consequently, the gas supplier will improve its market position vis-à-vis competitors, to win customers in the deregulated gas market.
- Implementation of a Smart Security Assessment, Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Implementation of a Smart Security Assessment, Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall, GermanyCarrying out a Smart Security Assessment for processes, systems and types of threats (basic protection).
- Update of the IT strategy, City of Kempten, Germany
Update of the IT strategy, City of Kempten, GermanyThe IT strategy concept created by FIT in 2006 for the city of Kempten is to be updated in four areas: Basic security assessment in accordance with the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), computer center design, new challenges and framework conditions for city administration, consequences for inter-departmental processes (IT service guideline) and for the organization of the office for I&C.
- CRM as sales instrument number one, WATT, Sales & Solution, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
CRM as sales instrument number one, WATT, Sales & Solution, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyWATT operates a CRM system based on update.seven. FIT is supporting WATT with the migration to the current version of AUREA.CRM. The focus of the project was on the secure transfer and provision of the process-supporting special functions to the new environment so that a seamless transfer is ensured. With this transfer, WATT now has access to a powerful web-based CRM solution.
- Introduction of an IT Security concept, Stadtwerke Aalen GmbH, Germany
Introduction of an IT Security concept, Stadtwerke Aalen GmbH, GermanyAnalysis of the legal requirements including a gap analysis and definition of the scope of the project. Support with the implementation of the IT security catalog of the Federal Network Agency as the external lead auditor for the electricity and gas divisions.
- Modification of CRM System, Sales & Solution GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Modification of CRM System, Sales & Solution GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, GermanySales & Solutions GmbH (SSG) is a sales company of EnBW for the business-to-business sector and operates a CRM system based on update.CRM. SSG wants to modify the existing CRM system, especially with regard to customer and contract structures. Within the framework of the project, FIT supports SSG in the required individualization of the CRM system used. This includes the analysis of the actual system, the preparation of a specification and in particular the expression of a m: n relationship between contract / offer and delivery point with regard to data model, functions and interface.
- Refurbishment of the accident damage database Airport, Stuttgart, Germany
Refurbishment of the accident damage database Airport, Stuttgart, GermanyStuttgart Airport (Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH (FSG)) is planning to refurbish its existing accident damage database. With the newly developed system, injuries to persons and damage to property that occur anywhere on the airport site will be recorded and processed using a workflow-based system and then archived audit-compliantly.
In close cooperation with FSG, Fichtner IT Consulting is formulating a functional detailed specification as a basis for the subsequent development of the system and is creating the accident damage database on the basis of Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint. The project scope also includes training, operation, and further development of the system.
- HERE map services for pocketnavigation.de GmbH, Ehlscheid, Germany
HERE map services for pocketnavigation.de GmbH, Ehlscheid, GermanyFor several years, FIT has been supporting pocketnavigation.de GmbH in all matters relating to HERE map services, with a focus on licensing for mobile apps, such as: B. the "speed camera POIbase radar detector".
- Concept development and profitability analysis for an area grid. ZEAG Energy AG, Heilbronn, Germany
Concept development and profitability analysis for an area grid. ZEAG Energy AG, Heilbronn, GermanyThe first stage includes the development of the Area Grid concept in the context of two illustrative scenarios. The second stage develops approvable plan documents for the Smart Grid Area with proof of economic implementation as well as the drafting of the necessary contracts for implementation.
- Königswinter climate protection concept, City of Königswinter, Germany
Königswinter climate protection concept, City of Königswinter, GermanyAn integrated climate protection concept is prepared for the town of Königswinter. Under this concept, potentials for energy conservation and climate protection are identified, and concrete proposals made for their exploitation. A key focus of this concept is practical and economic measures, for example in connection with municipally owned property.
Additionally, the concept provides a foundation for strategic development and future monitoring of energy saving and climate protection activities.
It is oriented to the stipulations of the German ministry of the environment for integrated climate protection projects, and takes due account of the numerous activities on EU, federal German, state and regional levels."
- Support for expansion of Dispatching Center Berlin, GDF Suez Energie Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Support for expansion of Dispatching Center Berlin, GDF Suez Energie Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, GermanyGDF Suez Deutschland (GSED) established major power plant capacity in Germany and the company is one of the major players in the German electricity and heat market. Fichtner supported GSED with the establishment of a central Dispatching Center in Berlin. The principal task was supporting the integration and networking of the power plant control systems with IT systems for deployment planning, monitoring, and electricity trading. The integration took place both within Germany (GSED) and internationally into the Group-wide control and IT systems.
- Urban Development and Energy Efficiency, Sächsisches Ministerium des Inneren (Dresden), AGFW Projektgesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main), Germany
Urban Development and Energy Efficiency, Sächsisches Ministerium des Inneren (Dresden), AGFW Projektgesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main), GermanyFichtner supports the German Energy Efficiency Association for heat, cooling energy and cogeneration (AGFW) to develop methods and processes for improved consideration of energy efficiency in urban development planning processes. The project includes research on structures and dependencies of long-term forecast models for energy demand and feedback mechanism between urban development, distributed renewable energy sources and energy supply systems. The main focus is on the impact of expected changes in demographic parameters to urban development and energy supply systems. The project will help to manage environmental and demographic challenges with robust strategies resulting in optimized costs and high energy efficiency in all scenarios.
- INES Integrated Energy Management System, Energie AG Oberösterreich, Linz, Austria
INES Integrated Energy Management System, Energie AG Oberösterreich, Linz, AustriaResource and upgrade planning; Support concerning creation and upgrade of technical/economic energy models, for market modeling, forecasts and scenarios.
For optimal support of planning and operational tasks, Fichtner was commissioned by Energie AG Oberösterreich to implement and introduce an energy management database, an efficient energy use optimization system and a forecasting tool. The solution integrates an energy management system developed by Fichtner, IT tools developed by third parties and existing tools applied by Energie AG and was customized based on developments in energy management. The system integrates the operational energy data pools of Energie AG and provides extensive functions for data analysis, forecasts and energy resources planning.
- Study on further development of power system management, E.ON edis, Fürstenwalde, Germany
Study on further development of power system management, E.ON edis, Fürstenwalde, GermanyThe client, as distribution network operator in North Germany, is having its operations particularly affected by the strong growth of installations falling under the renewable energy feed-in law on all grid levels. As part of a pilot smart grid project, Fichtner prepares a study for next generation power system management. Considered is the whole scope of information processing and transmission, with measured data acquisition, control of network components and interconnections with near-process IT systems, plus tie-in of business management and communications with energy market players. Critical aspects are increasing decentralization and the interconnectedness of automation/SCADA with IT and communications systems. Added to the previous requirements of reliability and robustness of the entire system are increased demands for flexibility to cope with possible development of smart grids and managing the risks arising from this growing interconnectedness of ITC and automation systems, with cybersecurity playing an important role.
- Outlook for the utility network infrastructure in the City of Salzburg,Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation, Salzburg, Austria
Outlook for the utility network infrastructure in the City of Salzburg,Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation, Salzburg, AustriaThe objectives of this project may be split between three levels. On the first level, policy-relevant stipulations are integrated into decisions on extension of the network infrastructure under municipal planning. On the second level, strategic issues for medium term extension planning of the network infrastructures of the municipal utility, Salzburg AG, are addressed. These provide the basis for decisions to be taken on the third level, which is asset management due to PAS-55. The general objective of all these decisions is to prepare an integrated future concept for 2025 for structural optimization of the mains-borne energy supplies of the City of Salzburg under consideration of urban planning, which is in effect a road map for energy policy.
- Industry Sector Models to support Implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, E-Control Austria, Vienna, Austria
Industry Sector Models to support Implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, E-Control Austria, Vienna, AustriaWithin the scope of the project, effects of the recent EU efficiency directive on energy-intensive industries and enterprises in Austria are analyzed. In cooperation with representatives from Austria-based energy-intensive industries, models are developed for both industry and commercial sectors, possible consequences of available alternatives for action are demonstrated and effects analyzed on the basis of these sector models.
- HERE map services for HL komm Telekommunikations GmbH, Leipzig, Deutschland
HERE map services for HL komm Telekommunikations GmbH, Leipzig, DeutschlandHL komm has established itself over the past 15 years as a leading alternative telecommunications provider. Connections and networking on their modern fiber-optic infrastructure stand in focus. Being close to the customer and the network is the company’s philosophy, then, today and in the future. Fichtner IT Consulting AG has been supporting HL komm for several years with HERE map services to optimize the management of the network.
- The Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe-AG (KVB) are supported in the area of Business Geo Intelligence, KVB, Cologne, Germany
The Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe-AG (KVB) are supported in the area of Business Geo Intelligence, KVB, Cologne, GermanyKölner Verkehrs-Betriebe AG (KVB) is one of the largest public transport companies in the Federal Republic of Germany.
On weekdays, more than 850,000 people are using the buses and trains of KVB.
With around 380 trams and urban railways and almost 330 buses, KVB provides an efficient range of local, urban and regional public transport services on approximately 70 routes.
Fichtner IT Consulting supports KVB with consulting and development services in the area of Business Geo Intelligence.
- e-Visio - Energy data management for business customers, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf, Germany
e-Visio - Energy data management for business customers, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf, GermanyStadtwerke Düsseldorf (SWD) commissioned Fichtner IT Consulting (FIT) to create a web-based solution for business customers for energy data visualization and evaluation. With e-Visio, the SWD have a modular, flexible platform that offers enormous added value as a service for business customers - eg. For detection and avoidance of peak loads and for the efficient fulfillment of ISO 50001. As a portal solution, e-Visio can be used both in the browser and on mobile devices on a wide variety of devices. A sophisticated rights and roles structure enables customers to securely manage their own users. e-Visio can also be offered to business partners as a service offering for their own customers.
- EAA ENERGIEALLIANZ Austria with new CRM system, Vienna, Austria
EAA ENERGIEALLIANZ Austria with new CRM system, Vienna, AustriaThe EAA is the joint energy distribution and energy trading company of Energie Burgenland, EVN and Wien Energie. With locations in Vienna, Linz and Essen, the company supplies more than 100,000 business and industrial customers with electricity, natural gas and energy-related services. The implementation of a new, centralized CRM system will further enhance the quality and design of EAA's customer relationships. The aim is to integrate all customer segments of the EAA from business customers to major customers from the industrial and service sectors in Austria and Germany in a central database and to map them accordingly.
In a multi-stage selection procedure with prototyping, Fichtner IT Consulting (FIT) and EVE Consulting (EVE) were able to prevail. The EAA has decided on a solution based on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 version for sales and customer services, which has been established on the market, supplemented by the industry template xRM @ EVU of the EVE. The EAA has selected the Microsoft partners FIT and EVE, which are leading in the energy sector, for the implementation: The EAA thus uses the ideal combination of industry know-how and technical implementation expertise, while at the same time taking into account the best integration into the familiar Microsoft Office infrastructure.
- Sports Atlas for Saxony-Anhalt e.V. (LSB) with the support of Fichtner IT Consulting, LSB, Halle / Saale, Germany
Sports Atlas for Saxony-Anhalt e.V. (LSB) with the support of Fichtner IT Consulting, LSB, Halle / Saale, GermanyFichtner IT Consulting successfully supports the LandesSportBund Saxony-Anhalt e.V. (LSB) in the realization of a web-based system in the field of sports facility forecasting and planning, the sports atlas Saxony-Anhalt. This serves to locate and depict and analyze the stock of sports facilities in Saxony-Anhalt with additional information needed, such as schools and KITAs or public transport stops. Thus, this program supports essential processes of the relevant actors in the LSB and the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the clubs through appropriate methods and functionalities in the field of Business Geo Intelligence and makes it easier for sports enthusiasts to find suitable sports facilities.
- Infrastructure Monitoring (ISM), DB Netz AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Infrastructure Monitoring (ISM), DB Netz AG, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyFichtner IT Consulting supports the infrastructure monitoring (ISM) of DB Netz AG with a system that offers numerous analysis and visualization components for the identification of weak points and potential for improvement in network control processes. Powerful analysis tools have been developed that allow easy and intuitive analysis of mass data from different information systems. The portfolio of the ISM is diversified and ranges from the creation of standard reports and dashboards to the geo-spatial visualization and the implementation of extensive individual analyzes of real-time or near-time data of track systems and train journeys. Among other things, the DB Netz AG achieves the following important goals: Valid data basis for economic decisions in the area of technology and maintenance, identification of weak points and potential for improvement, including delay and fault monitoring and early detection of negative trends or threshold value overruns.
- Successful implementation of geo-software modules, msg systems ag, Eschborn, Germany
- Flow optimization in the Eurasian gas pipeline network, WIEH GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Flow optimization in the Eurasian gas pipeline network, WIEH GmbH, Berlin, GermanyFor the Wintershall Erdgas Trading House GmbH & Co. KG, Fichtner IT Consulting planned and implemented a GIS-based IT system to display the network and facilities of the Eurasian pipeline network and for the cost-optimized calculation of network flows. With the components ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Network Analyst, Geoserver, for geodata processing visualization, as well as GAMS for the cost-optimized calculation of network capacity flows, sales and trade-related workflows at WIEH were significantly supported. In addition, specific interfaces were implemented for the integration of the network charge calculation and network charge costing. The application thus contributes to security of supply and optimized gas distribution.
- Digitization and optimization of logistic business processes, Tourbosoft GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Digitization and optimization of logistic business processes, Tourbosoft GmbH, Berlin, GermanyTourbosoft GmbH is very successful in the field of software development for the digitization and optimization of logistic business processes. Fichtner IT Consulting supports Tourbosoft with services to the HERE map service with focus on navigation and route optimization.
- ANTENNE VORARLBERG with map service HERE in the field of real-time traffic reports, Antenne Vorarlberg, Schwarzach, Austria
ANTENNE VORARLBERG with map service HERE in the field of real-time traffic reports, Antenne Vorarlberg, Schwarzach, AustriaANTENNE VORARLBERG is the leading radio station in western Austria. The program of the radio station is aimed at the target group of 14 to 49 year olds from Vorarlberg as well as the neighboring regions in southern Germany, eastern Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Fichtner IT Consulting supports ANTENNE VORARLBERG through licensing and support of the map service HERE in the area of real-time traffic reports.
- Two who understand each other: Alexa meets Stella, Stadtwerke Stuttgart, Germany
Two who understand each other: Alexa meets Stella, Stadtwerke Stuttgart, GermanyDigitization of services Fichtner IT Consulting GmbH has expanded the modern e-scooter offer stella sharing of Stadtwerke Stuttgart by an innovative voice control of the Stella app based on Amazon ALEXA.
Stadtwerke Stuttgart and Fichtner IT Consulting are expanding their successful collaboration, such as the introduction of MS Dynamics 365 CRM, by developing innovative voice controls in order to search and reserve stella e-scooters. In addition to the intuitive language selection of a found scooter and the ability to reserve the found scooter, the correct scooter can also be determined by additional language queries. Thus, the battery level can be queried (range) and searched for a specific destination (address) to determine whether the desired goal can be achieved.
Other functions such as the information on reservations made or cancellation are in development. The first version of the stella sharing Alexa Skill is currently being tested. If you are interested, please contact Frank Hägele of Stadtwerke Stuttgart: email@example.com
- HERE Location Services for Lamudi GmbH, Berlin, Germany
HERE Location Services for Lamudi GmbH, Berlin, GermanyLamudi is an online real estate classified website focusing exclusively on the emerging markets. The website offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters an innovative, secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. Founded in 2013 Lamudi is already available in Asia, Latin America and Middle East. Fichtner IT Consulting supports Lamudi with HERE Location Platform services for all included websites and mobile apps.
- FIT as partner of the energy industry, GVS, Stuttgart, Germany
FIT as partner of the energy industry, GVS, Stuttgart, GermanyFIT as a partner of the energy industry has been developing software for energy suppliers for more than 20 years. The last 10 years, which are marked by the change in the energy supply, have shaped FIT close to the market and in close cooperation with our partners / customers.
The latest product of these collaborations is a product "Gas2Go Sales", developed with the gas supply Southern Germany. "Gas2Go Sales" opens up new business models to be fit for the future as an energy supplier.
With the white label enabled product "Gas2Go Sales", market-oriented offers with real-time prices, binding periods can be individually adjusted and offered with a digital contract.
Stadtwerke is thus able to offer services and products that are sustainable in the future, thus retaining customers and gaining new customers - despite low margins and high competitive pressure. All without own development and only using "Gas2Go Sales". The application possibilities of this software are possible in 2 scenarios:
"On the one hand, Stadtwerk can now offer its customers" Gas2Go Sales "gas schedules with a granularity of 1 kW, and a sales representative can use the tool, for example, in direct conversations on site. on his tablet to make deals with the customer together.
Alternatively, you Stadtwerk "Gas2Go Sales" as a white label product on the city's own website. The industrial customer asks his offer - when, where and as often as he wants - and clicks the price directly. "Why only to the comparison portal, if you can directly click a market price."
(Quote GVS press release)
Further information can be found on the websites of GVS Presse or feel free to contact us.
- Fichtner Digital Grid, Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel GmbH, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Fichtner Digital Grid, Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel GmbH, Wolfenbüttel, GermanyAs a traditional service provider in the field of energy, water supply and communication in Wolfenbüttel, we are active in the areas of digitization, the energy transition and liberalization in a dynamic market environment and guarantee the secure supply of more than 56,000 inhabitants. The modern challenges in network management for example, expanding renewable energies, the requirements of growing electromobility, the aging of operating resources, and the regulatory efficiency requirements can only be managed on the basis of up-to-date, reliable information.
In particular, Fichtner IT Consulting supports us with the solution portfolio Fichtner Digital Grid in the field of frequently recurring calculations for connection testing and target network planning with a simple, easy-to-use interface using the expert tool BGI Calculate. For information and analysis, the basic module BGI Grid Analytics provides an integrated resource view in a geographical or schematic representation. Depending on the configuration, the plant view allows access to different divisions, technical characteristics, current operating states, relevant transaction data and commercial information.