UK-based safety solutions provider Intertek has won a contract from Copenhagen Metro Team to design, manufacture, install and commission a corrosion and stray-current corrosion monitoring system for its Cityringen extension project.
Under the contract, Intertek will embed a series of sensors and measurement instrument clusters at 18 locations around the Cityringen network. In addition, the company will supply the required networking and management software to support the sensors.
Three types of sensors will be embedded in the reinforced concrete tunnels and stations. They are designed to provide information about condition, rate of corrosion and current profile information to track any material degradation in the new infrastructure.
Following the completion of installation process, the system will be managed remotely from Copenhagen Metro’s centralised control centre.
Intertek production and integrity assurance business commercial director Pete Aylott said: "The information the systems provide will help the operators to maintain their tunnels and stations over many decades to come.
"We are delighted to have secured this contract for the Cityringen system and look forward to working with the Copenhagen Metro Team over the next four years as we manufacture the components and install them across the new railway."
Upon its completion in 2018, Cityringen will expand Copenhagen’s current metro network by 17 stations, and will include an automated 24-hour driverless operating system.
Copenhagen Metro Team is a joint venture between three Italian firms; Salini Costruttori, Tecnimont and Società Esecuzione Lavori Idraulici (SELI).
One of the largest underground rail construction projects in Europe, Copenhagen Metro is estimated to carry 130 million passengers per year by 2025.