Development and realisation of a new robot installation
Sanquin, the non-profit organisation responsible for blood care in the Netherlands, wanted to automate the processing of a number of blood products by means of a robot installation. This would enable efficiency and quality improvements.
A European tendering procedure was carried out on the basis of a programme of requirements. A supplier was chosen to carry out this innovation project. In the first phase, the contract documents that had been sent along with the broad outlines of the tender were completed. In addition, this phase consisted of setting up a project organisation, involving employees from the various departments, drawing up a good project plan and organising a steering committee.
After the contract was awarded, during the first phase of the implementation, the user requirements were tightened up in cooperation with the supplier, so that the supplier could make a functional specification that precisely described the operation of the robot installation.
The realised robot installation is a novelty: as far as known, there is no other installation in the world that performs these operations yet. The robot installation will communicate validated with pharmaceutical information systems.
By organising a broad project group with many internal users, thoroughly describing and executing the project process and fine-tuning the requirements for the machine, a well running project has been realised.
Definition of a programme for anti-dust explosion measures
FrieslandCampina's Ingredients business group has production locations that produce milk powder or lactose products. The powders are made from liquid milk products using hot air. Powders, such as milk powder, have the potential to cause a dust explosion. FrieslandCampina wanted to launch a programme to map out the measures for all its production locations and to estimate the estimated investment for anti-explosion measures.
By discussing the problem with the technical experts at the start, an overview of the matter was established. Subsequently, all production sites were visited to understand what the problems were, and the maintenance and plant managers were interviewed. The problems are not easy to capture unequivocally. A universal model was therefore drawn up with which each production installation could describe the necessary measures, substantiated by a standard. In addition, a risk analysis was carried out and the necessary measures were prioritised (high, medium, small). This formed the basis for a universal picture of all production installations, the measures, the necessary investments and the priorities (what must be invested first to cover the highest risk?).
The devising of a universal model, bringing together all available expertise within FrieslandCampina and exhaustive consultation with all production locations have led to an effective programme for the introduction of anti-dust explosion measures.
Engineering of failsafe control system
The first gas treatment plant that NAM placed in a skid version at the Middelie location. Skid is a process part on a steel frame; these frames (with process parts) are assembled in a factory hall and transported to the location of the plant. This is where the various skids are connected. The scope covers the electrical hardware and software engineering of the failsafe control system, the low-voltage distribution station and the control room, and the installation of the entire electrical installation and commissioning.
Projects at oxy-steel plant, direct sheet plant en cold strip mill
Multidisciplinary projects at the oxy-steel plant, direct sheet plant and the cold strip mill. The projects include all technical disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, automation, media, civil, pneumatic, hydraulic. The projects are carried out according to the PRINCE2 methodology. A project team consists of engineers from each discipline. Safety studies and risk analyses have a major impact on detail engineering and execution. The detailed planning is drawn up in close cooperation with the supplier and is the leitmotiv of the project because a large part of the scope can only be carried out during a standstill. The scope of each project is from basic engineering to commissioning. Suppliers are international.
Various facilities new cleanroom hall
The microchip machines are built-in cleanrooms under exceptional circumstances. Each cleanroom requires a high level of electrical power. The scope concerns engineering and installation of the power supply of a new cleanroom hall, the distribution switch installation of 130 LS fields (4000A incoming and 2000A outgoing), 6 kilometres of rail channel and 360 branch boxes.
Securing jacking systems for platforms and ships
The jacking systems for platforms and ships. Jacking is the hoisting of a platform or ship; the hoisting is controlled by gearboxes by special motors. Siemens supplies the control/automation and motors. An average of 3 systems are delivered per year. Siemens suddenly scored 34 assignments, which required a different approach and implementation. The scope was to guarantee the outsourcing of 34 jacking systems (size over 900 system cabinets). For this, it was necessary to redesign the detail engineering and to implement improvements on the panel construction of the system cabinets. Siemens designed special cabinets for this purpose (EMC version). Supervision of the panel builder up to and including FAT.
Operating systems for production line Volvo XC90
Large-scale project for the manufacturing of a new Volvo XC90 model. Design, development and commissioning of TIA Portal v13 in accordance with Volvo quality and safety standards.
Integration of 25 ABB welding robots within an GDPR production environment. Responsibility for Level 1 and Level 2 programming and communication to the ERP system above. System delivered including maintenance plan and work instructions within time and budget.
Replacement of control and safety systems at Borssele nuclear power plant
EPZ, Zeeland's largest electricity producer, operates the Borssele nuclear power plant. In 2004, it was decided to extend the life of the nuclear power plant until 2034, including the partial replacement of the control and safety systems. This required a thorough approach.
The user requirements were determined together with the users and experts. The specialist supplier from Germany also assisted in this process. The degree of obsolescence was determined in a number of sessions with users, experts and maintenance staff. This was the starting point for the priority setting. A rough total cost estimate was made with the user requirements.
Because the burden on the company's own staff would be considerable during the implementation of the project, an engineering firm was selected by means of a European tendering procedure.
The prioritisation led to the management decision to replace the first systems, for which a project plan was drawn up. The basic design for this part was put out to tender with the specialised supplier and commissioned. This basic design allowed, among other things, a reasonably accurate estimate of the project costs with which the execution of the first projects could be commissioned.
Metro line Statenwegtunnel and Rotterdam Central Station
The metro line in the Statenweg Tunnel and Rotterdam Central Station. The metro tunnel has to be provided with tunnel technical installations. The scope concerns the 10kV distribution, switchgear and traction supply, from basic engineering and implementation of the installation to commissioning. The railway safety system is a safety control system that allows the metro and driver to control the train in a safe and controlled way. The scope of the project includes basic engineering, installation and commissioning. Contracting through European tendering.