From: "Patrick SCHOULLER"
Subject: ECONTENT Société allemande MICUS cherche partenaire ayant un grand réseau (eau, gaz , electricité ...) Madame Monsieur La société MICUS Mnagement Consulting Gmbh recherche des partenaires pour un projet ECONTENT We are planning to submit a proposal within the 2005 tender. Our project, called EUDEXA (European utility data exchange on assets), is an online information system about networks and other buried assets which helps to reduce damages to underground assets, working as web service on the basis of OGC standards. We are now looking for big Europe network and asset operators (gas, water, electricity etc.) and would like to ask you for your help in finding such companies in your country. Please find herunder for your information a short description of the project. (The document bears the older working title eTrasse instead of EUDEXA, the contents however are the same.) The German network for pipelines and cables is a dense one; the gas supply network alone covers 460,000 km of lines. Therefore, constructing companies are obliged to gather information about the location of networks before starting underground works. On the other hand, utility companies have to give out the information about the location of their networks. So far, these duties can only be carried out in a limited way. The duty to provide information ties up a lot of the utility companiesí resources: All in all, the annual costs for documenting, monitoring and informing about the networks amount to several million Euro. Considerable damage despite high efforts Despite all these efforts, networks are damaged again and again: Nearly every second damage to cables or pipelines is due to underground works. The total costs resulting from damages to networks are estimated at 500 million Euro each year. We therefore need a system to reduce damages to networks, a system that combines low costs for the information with an improved usefulness. eTRASSE will reduce costs and damages to networks A new concept for an online network information system has been developed in a close cooperation between business and research. A prototype has been tested successfully together with network operators and building authorities. The system can be implemented anywhere with immediate effect. The concept is not only sound from a technical view, but is also based on a business model which makes it possible to implement the information service early, straightforward and at low costs. It was developed together by the association Runde Tisch GIS e. V. (Round Table GIS), residing at the Technical University Munich, and MICUS Management Consulting GmbH. The online network information service eTRASSE is based on standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) for the area of GIS and on general IT standards. The service is therefore independent from producers, guarantees interoperability and can easily be expanded to include any utility. The data, decentrally distributed in different systems, is not laboriously integrated into a central geographic information system, but stays with the network operators, who are responsible for keeping the data up-to-date. The online network information service communicates the information about the location of the cables or pipelines to the user online. For the .rst time, information about all networks from all different operators can be bundled. eTRASSE makes it easier to get information about networks, and the damages to pipelines and cables can be signi.cantly reduced: 5 % less damages would already save 25 Million Euro. At the same time, there are considerably less time and effort necessary for both users giving and seeking information. The application can also be used for coordinating construction sites; here the underground works of different operators are coordinated. First experiences show possible savings of 20 % of the costs for underground works. In addition, this creates a communication platform between authorities and companies that gives highly up-to-date information about changes in buildings and infrastructure. For further information please contact: Dr. Martin Fornefeld MICUS Management Consulting GmbH Phone: +49 211 3003 420, www.micus.de Prof. Dr. Matthäus Schilcher Technical University of Munich Phone: +49 89 289 22578, www.rtg.bv.tum.de Please feel free to contact us via email or telephone if you need more details or have additional questions. Sincerely yours,r Ms Kirsten Overmann MICUS Management Consulting GmbH Stadttor 1 40219 Düsseldorf Germany Overmann, Kirsten [Overmann@micus.de] Tel.: +49 (0)211/3003 420 Fax: +49 (0)211/3003 200 www.micus.de Patrick SCHOULLER Ministère de l'Economie des Finances et de l'Industrie Direction Générale des Entreprises - STSI Représentant national aux comités des programmes IST, E-TEN, E-CONTENT, SIAP, MODINIS, IDABC Site : http://www.telecom.gouv.fr Vous pouvez retrouver tous les messages diffusés sur http://www.evariste.org/actu/schouller Vous recevez ce message car vous êtes sur une liste de personnes potentiellement intéressées par toutes les activités nationales et communautaires relatives à la société de l'information. Pour vous désabonner de cette liste de diffusion, il suffit de m'envoyer un email en rappelant l'adresse courriel concernée..