NM Group, a global leader in providing asset, vegetation and engineering services to power utilities, announced today they have been awarded a significant survey project with Norwegian grid operator Statnett.
The project is to acquire around 1,100 km of HV transmission data situated along the Western Norway. NM Group will produce a 3D model of the grid to determine conductor clearance and new engineering projects. Additionally this they will provide high resolution imagery and 2D topographic mapping in order to update Statnett’s ESRI geodatabase.
Greg Lewis, Senior Project Manager commented “We look forward to working with Statnett on this important new contract. Of course, the extreme terrain and detailed specification will present some logistical and technical challenges. However, we are very confident that we have the expertise and long experience required to deliver an excellent solution that will improve safety and increase reliability for our client”.
Statnett is the transmission system operator in the Norwegian power system. This involves operating about 11,000 km of high-voltage transmission power lines and 150 substations all over Norway. Operations are monitored by one national control centre and two regional centres. Statnett is also responsible for interconnections to Sweden, Finland, Russia, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Statnett is a state enterprise, established under the Act relating to state-owned enterprises and owned by the Norwegian state through the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
About NM Group:
NM Group is the brand name for the Network Mapping group of companies. Since its formation in 2007, the company has grown from strength-to-strength in the provision of custom services in surveying and mapping, asset modelling and management, and engineering. With over 100 staff members from a range of specialisms including electrical & mechanical engineering, geospatial, aviation and surveying.