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Inspection & maintenance

Regular maintenance of telecommunication structures, especially steel structures such as masts and towers, is necessary and often expensive. But when maintenance is neglected, the results can be very costly – even resulting in structural collapse. 
Ramboll employees doing maintenance
 
 

Maintenance

The operation and maintenance of telecommunication installations have made up an important part of Ramboll's consultancy services for more than 30 years. We have conducted inspection and maintenance programmes on all sorts of telecommunication structures in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Recently we were also asked to include inspections and measurements on other parts of the passive infrastructure in the maintenance programme, such as power supply and electrical installations

Inspection

As a rule, inspection of telecommunication sites requires climbing and a visual check of the structures. Every structural part is subjected to inspection, this of course also includes checking foundations.

The structures that we inspect are:

  • Guyed steel masts with foundations
  • Steel and concrete towers including foundations
  • Chimneys and monopoles with foundations
  • Parabolic antennas
  • Glass fibre structures
  • Rooftop telecommunication structures
  • Facilities, including technical rooms, containers and antennas

Reducing telecom site failures and outages

Downtime on telecom infrastructure is a costly affair for infrastructure companies and creates problems for operators and subscribers. However, the risk of failures and outages at sites due to poor or malfunctioning equipment may be drastically reduced when the condition of the infrastructure is closely monitored and tracked on an ongoing basis.

To achieve this, Ramboll has developed a technique for auditing the sites by using thermal imaging cameras, anemometers, vibration sensors, clamp meters and noise meters. In combination, these techniques provide the means to thoroughly measure and track the condition and working order of essential equipment.

Management tools and consultancy services

Ramboll can conduct inspections for any telecommunication site, providing management tools and consultancy services that may include site additions, site modifications, site repairs, facility management, property management, managing lease agreements and municipal authorities, contractor management and economy management.

Starting with a strategy

In cooperation with our customers, we prepare a strategy for inspection and maintenance for both telecommunication structures and site facilities. We take all important aspects into account. The strategies we provide seek to optimise the use of resources to ensure high-quality solutions at reasonable cost.

Reporting and managing your results with RamSite™

We collect and detail your inspection results in a schematic report supported by photos – and provide actual strategies for future maintenance. Implementing the results and maintenance strategy in a database is the most forward-thinking solution. To assist with this, Ramboll has developed several tools.

Ramboll’s software program for site management, RamSiteTM 2.0, enables our customers to keep track of all relevant site information for a complete telecommunication infrastructure. RamSiteTM 2.0 is a powerful tool for planning and tracking the progress of inspections and maintenance. It also enables infrastructure and facility management for complete telecommunication networks.

Let us help you

Ramboll has been heavily engaged in analysis, design and construction of telecommunication infrastructure ever since the formation of the company in 1945. 

We have closely worked together with several broadcasters, mobile operators, equipment vendors, and other involved in telecommunication on a global basis, in all these years. This is the experience you will have at your disposal.

Please tell us about your needs so we can help you with the best solution for your company. In other words, based on your specifications or needs, we are certain that our experience will be valuable to you.

Multidisciplinary consultancy

As a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Ramboll can undertake the engineering services and special analyses that may be needed within telecom infrastructures. For masts and towers this may involve geotechnical evaluations and designs, electrical and power evaluations and solutions, inspection during manufacturing and installation, etc.

We can also take care of the project management of major network roll-outs.

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Contacts

Frede Lillelund
Frede Lillelund
Head of Department Towers and Steel Structures
T+45 5161 6045
Efrl@ramboll.dk