As an experienced infrastructure service provider, we have been supporting our clients in enhancing their strategic and operational asset management for many years.
⇨ What does the investment and maintenance strategy look like up to 2035?
⇨ How well developed is asset management in your own company?
⇨ Which methods and tools are appropriate for systematic infrastructure management – and which are not?
⇨ How can the condition of assets be reliably recorded and evaluated?...
Optimum of infrastructure requirements and resource availability
We support you in not losing sight of what is essential when it comes to the conflicting priorities of maintaining and renewing the existing infrastructure, external requirements, your own investment needs in future viability, and financial and personnel resources.
- Developing a “big picture” for asset management and determining your own position
- Developing a suitable asset management organization
- Devising specialist concepts for strategic and operative asset management
- Method selection for goal-oriented and objectified prioritization of projects and measures
- Developing concrete optimization approaches for major projects (value management)
- Assisting with the digitalization of concepts and processes – together with our sister company FICHTNER IT Consulting GmbH
- Drawing up a “roadmap” and deriving specific short, medium and long-term measures for enhancing asset management
It goes without saying that we work closely to established standards (e.g. ISO 55 00X) and proven methods from a large number of projects with infrastructure operators.
References for typical projects
- Value management study on the future heat supply at a generation site
Value management study on the future heat supply at a generation site
A German utility was planning to switch from coal-fired to renewable heat supply as part of the energy transition. Fichtner was contracted to carry out a value management study prior to developing an innovative, techno-economically optimized heat supply concept. A renewable heat generation concept was developed both for a single generation site and for the entire heat network. In addition, a detailed plant deployment calculation was conducted for the base, intermediate and peak loads, and the technical feasibility of converting the existing firing plant to other energy sources was examined. Parallel to this, a BoFiT calculation was performed together with the customer, to identify the technically and economically optimum option for the overall concept. The results of the calculation and a recommendation concerning the best option were submitted to the client by FICHTNER.
- Execution of a value management study focusing on the conversion to renewable heat supply
- Collection of ideas and development of options for renewable heat concepts
- Technical and economic assessment of the concepts developed (base, intermediate and peak loads, taking account of the heat network)
- Assistance with the plant deployment calculation (BoFiT) for the concepts developed
- Long-term strategy and asset-specific asset management plan
Long-term strategy and asset-specific asset management plan
Marafiq is a major power, water and sanitation utility in Saudi Arabia. Fichtner is assisting Marafiq with the assessment and establishment of their asset management system overall as well as with the development of long-term asset management planning for a pilot plant. To this end, Fichtner carried out a determination of the maturity level in accordance with ISO 55.000 (the international asset management standard), identified strengths and weaknesses, and developed an implementation roadmap focusing on future certification. Long-term goals and strategies for company-wide asset management were developed on the basis of these findings. A concrete long-term asset management plan with specific goals, strategies and scenario-based performance forecasts was developed for a gas turbine as part of a pilot, and this now serves as a template for all other asset categories.
- Determination of the maturity level according to ISO 55.000 (asset management standard)
- Development of an implementation roadmap for the next 10-15 years focusing on certification
- Development of company-wide asset management goals and strategies focusing on the next 15 years
- Development of a long-term asset management plan for a gas turbine and associated assets over a planning horizon of 15 years
- Inspection of the technical equipment, interviews with technical staff on site, analysis of documentation and, based on this, assessment of the technical condition of the facilities
- Derivation of future performance forecasts based on scenarios
- Life cycle costing for specific facilities
- Provision of training on ISO 55.000
- Further development of strategic asset management.
Further development of strategic asset management.
Currenta operates three large chemical parks in western Germany. Fichtner is assisting with the further development of strategic asset management for the entire Currenta Group. The maturity level of the asset management system as a whole was first of all assessed based on the requirements of ISO 55.000, and potential for improvement was identified. Concrete measures for optimizing asset management were defined together with the customer and incorporated into an implementation roadmap. Fichtner additionally assisted with the development of the strategic asset management plan (SAMP) for the entire Currenta Group, which was subsequently represented in a digital SharePoint. Finally, a concrete asset management plan was developed for the Pipeline Networks division based on the specifications in the SAMP.
- Determination of the maturity level according to ISO 55.000 (asset management standard)
- Identification of potential optimizations related to asset management and development of an implementation roadmap for the next 5 years
- Development of a company-wide strategic asset management plan (SAMP) according to ISO 55.000 for the entire Currenta Group and representation in a digital SharePoint
- Development of an asset management plan for the Pipeline Networks division incl. goals, strategies, plans and roles
- Development of a system strategy for the gas network up until 2050 and derivation of concrete development measures
Development of a system strategy for the gas network up until 2050 and derivation of concrete development measures
Energie 360° AG is a Swiss company that offers energy and mobility solutions nationwide. Against the backdrop of CO2 neutrality, the question arose for Energie 360° as to which sections of the gas network should continue in operation, with this project split into two subprojects. The first involved a system strategy from which various network development possibilities were derived on the basis of sales scenarios and network calculations. In the second, a technical asset management concept was developed for which a condition and priority assessment for demand response management systems and pipelines was carried out and measures defined.
- Analysis of technical and commercial data with current scenarios up to 2050
- Derivation of demand forecasts
- Network calculations
- Cost-effectiveness and life cycle analysis
- Definition of condition and priority criteria
- Derivation of network development measures / assessment of system stability - IT concept design
- Implementation supervision
- System strategy and technical asset management concept for Energy 360°
- Determination of necessary investments to enable the supply task to be fulfilled while minimizing costs
- Clustering the gas network in the supply territory and identification of key factors
ClientEnergie 360° AG
- Benchmarking of AM & roadmap (AM strategy)
Benchmarking of AM & roadmap (AM strategy)
A major German company that fulfills perpetual obligations arising from former underground mines was seeking to assess their asset management system. Fichtner is assisting the client by determining the maturity level of the entire asset management system based on the requirements of ISO 55.000 and identifying potential for improvement. Concrete measures for optimizing asset management were developed together with the customer and incorporated into an implementation roadmap focusing on the next 10 years.
- Determination of the maturity level according to the ISO 55.000 series
- Identification of potential optimizations in AM
- Development of an implementation roadmap for the next 5-10 years
- Further development of asset management in the areas of organization and technical concepts
Further development of asset management in the areas of organization and technical concepts
GASCADE, the overland gas grid operator, is seeking to upgrade the basis and workings of their asset management practices and in doing so raise transparency, increase sustainability and enhance the utility of investment and rehabilitation decisions both within the company and externally. In this context, Fichtner is assisting with the introduction of professional asset management in the areas of organization and technical concepts. On the organization side, the organizational and operational structure in relation to the technical aspects was scrutinized, responsibilities and interfaces described and improvements specified on this basis. On the technical concepts side, assets were segmented, conditions recorded and evaluated, significance factors identified, risks assessed and measures derived on the basis of a specific gas pressure regulating station as part of a pilot.
- Narrowing down role definitions in asset management and asset service
- Adaptation of the organizational and operational structure
- Further development of operational asset management focusing on the following aspects: Asset segmentation, condition evaluation, priority assessment, risk assessment