Systems Engineering for the largest civil engineering project in the Netherlands
Maasvlakte 2 is the largest civil engineering project in the Netherlands since the Delta Works. It consists of a new port and supporting infrastructure on reclaimed land adjoining the Maasvlakte. Approximately 5000 acres will be reclaimed, behind a 2.5 mile long dike; approximately 2500 acres will be used by port related industries. It is an extension of the Port of Rotterdam.
The area is expected to become operational in 2013; container terminal operators APM Terminals and Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) began construction of their terminals in 2012. RWG is the main competitor for European Container Terminals (ECT), currently the biggest container terminal operator in Rotterdam. RWG’s new terminal includes a 65 feet deep dock and its own railroad station, it would be capable of handling 2.35 million containers annually.
We highly value the possibility to adjust the software during a project
“Relatics is very easy to use, flexible and scalable. We highly value the possibility to adjust the software during the course of a project to adhere to changing needs. Therefore we use Relatics in a growing number of both Dutch and international projects. Over the years we met in the Relatics company a very trustworthy partner.”
An easy overview to understand the potential for improving our processes
“For several years BAM Civil has been executing a structural Quality, Health & Safety and / or Environment (HSE) policy. By using Relatics we regained control over the quality registrations within our management system. We finally have an easy overview in order to understand the potential for improving our processes.”
Solar Team Twente on track for world title Solar Challenge with Relatics
The World Solar Challenge will take place in Australia from the 6th of October until the 13th. The event will start in Darwin and travel the Stuart Highway to finish in Adelaide. As was the case with previous editions, Twente University will participate with their own Solar car. This year Relatics has chosen to sponsor Solar Team Twente in their efforts to win the race. The team uses Relatics to manage all components and requirements of the car, as well as the verifications.
Efficient balancing of power resources and power consumption is the key to success during the race. At any moment in time the optimal driving speed depends on the weather (forecast) and the remaining capacity of the batteries. The team members in the (normal) escort cars will continuously and remotely retrieve data from the solar car about its condition and use this data as input for prior developed computer programs to work out the best driving strategy.
Improving traffic flow around largest knowledge cluster in the Netherlands
Fred Gonlag (Municipality of Leiden): “We use Relatics to manage requirements for the project ‘Ontsluiting van het Bio Science Park’ (OBSP). It is the largest knowledge cluster in the Netherlands and is valued as a leader in Europe.
The project is an important link in the main structure of the municipality of Leiden. It is directed towards the construction of a crossing point on the Plesmanlaan and a new entrance for the Bio Science Park. These measures ensure a sustainable improvement of the traffic flow in this part of the Leiden network.”