Oxand Netherlands retained for the 2nd Coentunnel project
Following an initial contract linked to the renovation of the
Coentunnel north of Amsterdam, Oxand Netherlands is engaged on a new
major project: Coentunnel 2. This time, the project concerns the
construction of a new tunnel which will complement the second to
increase capacity, and includes the road network and associated
transport infrastructure within its remit. The task of the Oxand
Netherlands team is to develop a risk analysis, evaluate maintenance
costs, and allow for possible future capacity increases.
Oxand’s work on the Grand Hassan II Mosque at Casablanca has begun
A LERM-Oxand (Laboratoire d’Etudes et de Recerches sur les Matériaux)
partnership was chosen by l’Agence Urbaine de Casablanca to conceive a
strategy for the sustainable development of the facade and marble
cladding of the 3rd largest mosque in the world. The objective is to
ensure the longevity of the structure and therefore guarantee the use
of the mosque for worshippers. The definite program of works is due to
be presented to l’Agence Urbaine before summer.
EDF to renew its trust in Oxand
and Oxand are in the process of renewing an important multiannual
contract with EDF, concerning the monitoring of the ageing of the
cooling circuits of the French nuclear power stations Flamanville,
Paluel and Penly. Since 2005, Oxand has operated its own system of
fibre optic measurement to monitor the ageing of the concrete piping of
the cooling systems of these power plants. This fully integrated system
allows real time observation of the structural behaviour of the piping,
the confirmation of ageing model predictions, and therefore the
anticipation of eventual necessary maintenance works.
Oxand Canada continues to grow
on from its recent establishment in Calgary, Oxand is developing its
presence and its activities in geoscience project risk management in
North America. Multiple Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) projects
are underway in the West of Canada, notably in Alberta, where the
provincial government has earmarked $2 billion for the financing of 3
to 5 large-scale projects to store 5 million tones per year of CO2 by 2015.
Other major projects are in the initial stages in the neighbouring
provinces of Saskatchewan and British Colombia. Oxand offers it’s
expertise in risk management at both the strategic and operational
levels to the parties involved.
Two major international ports put their trust in Oxand and in SIMEO™-PORT
several years, the Grand Port of Le Havre has put its trust in Oxand to
provide the means to guarantee performance objectives such as the
availability of port infrastructure, and the protection of its assets,
people, and the environment. To this end, Oxand has deployed SIMEO™-PORT : a solution for effective strategy management and risk control.
At the start of the year, TMSA – operator of the recently constructed
port complex of Tangiers Med – also chose Oxand to aid in the
development of a maintenance masterplan for its entire infrastructure
with the help of SIMEO™-PORT.
Training seminar on the geological storage of CO2
the 25 and 26 of June, Oxand is holding a training seminar in
Fontainebleau (France) for the managers and stakeholders of CCS
projects. The aim is to demonstrate the best management approach to
risks linked with the geological storage of CO2, and to share the experience acquired by Oxand and its partners with participants.