Intertek Signs Corrosion Monitoring Contract
November 12, 2013
Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has signed a contract with the Copenhagen Metro Team.
The agreement will see Intertek design, manufacture, install and commission a corrosion and stray current corrosion monitoring system for the Danish capital’s metro extension project, Cityringen. This will assist with the effective running of the system, which is one of the largest underground rail construction projects in Europe.
As part of the contract, Intertek will embed a series of sensors and measurement instrument clusters at 18 locations around the Cityringen network.
Intertek’s dedicated corrosion team will also supply the required networking and management software to support the sensors. Following installation, the system will be managed by remote control from the metro’s centralised control centre.
Overall, three different types of sensor will be embedded in the reinforced concrete tunnels and stations. They will be designed to deliver corrosion condition, corrosion rate and stray current profile information to track any material degradation in the new infrastructure.
Pete Aylott, Commercial Director of Intertek’s production and integrity assurance business, said, “We are delighted to have secured this contract for the Cityringen system and look forward to working with the Copenhagen Metro Team over the next four years as we manufacture the components and install them across the new railway.
“The information the systems provide will help the operators to maintain their tunnels and stations over many decades to come.”
This contract builds upon Intertek’s successful track record in delivering stray current monitoring and control for railway systems and in concrete corrosion monitoring for railway and refinery applications.
Copenhagen Metro Team is a joint venture between three Italian organisations - Salini Costruttori SpA, Technimont and SELI Societa Esecuzio Lavori SpA Indraulici.
Upon its completion in 2018, Cityringen will expand Copenhagen’s current metro network by 17 stations and will include an automated 24-hour driverless operating system. It is estimated that the Copenhagen Metro will carry 130 million passengers annually by 2025.
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