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ENERGY
Energy has become an
indispensible part of daily life

Compass is specialist in:
> operationally secure networks
> future-proof smart grids
> state-of-the-art connections
> high- and mid-voltage

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COMMUNICATION
Communication is developing
at a rapid pace

Compass is specialist in:
> made-to-measure fibre optic techniques
> outside the box solutions
> quality as opposed to quantity
> future-oriented optic design

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INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SYSTEMS
Both people and products are
becoming increasingly mobile

Compass is specialist in:
> dynamic traffic management
> electro-mechanical systems (E&M)
> DRIP
> Tunnel Technical Installation (TTI)

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PROJECTS INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SYSTEMS

Putting our expertise to practice

Moving traffic system on A12

The project involved moving a whole traffic system on a major and busy road near Randstad in western Holland. During the execution of the project, minimal disturbance of traffic and a flawless transition were required, to let the traffic on this main road flow without any disturbance. The traffic system was moved one hundred meters along the A12 (Bleiswijk – Zoetermeer) in the direction of Gouda. The additional challenge was the possible presence of UXO’s (un-exploded ordinance, ie bombs) from the 2nd World War and a concrete high-pressure pipeline of Dunea.

Therefore, prior to the civil works (including directional drilling), extensive research had been carried out. Compass pro-actively sought the cooperation of specialists and project team Bleizo.

Traffic signalling Benelux tunnel (Netherlands)

The traffic signals in and around the Benelux tunnel (A4) have been renewed. Compass was responsible for the design, the realization of the new traffic signals and we removed the old road signs in the Benelux tunnel.

The challenge was to ensure that the tunnel remains functional and that the traffic signalling systems continue to function flawlessly during the transition from the old system to the new system.

In short, a proper design and thoughtful conversion strategy were required, to ensure the least possible disruption to road users and a high quality end product.

Rush-hour lane on the highway (A12, Netherlands) 

By setting junctions up in a clever way, the traffic flow can be improved. Properly operating lanes contribute to improving the traffic flow. Compass was commissioned to restore the existing, unsafe and rush-hour lane, that has been out of use for a while. The rush-hour lane lies between Gouda and Zoetermeer on the A12.

Along with a traffic expert, a new division of 88 cameras was configured, Compass restored the rotation panels, additional rush-hour lane cameras were installed and the central operating systems were replaced.

Before Compass executed the project, the rush-hour lane had been out of use for over a year.

Due to good cooperation with our client, the rush-hour lane is now ready for safe use by motorists.

 

COOPERATIVE ITS (Intelligent Traffic Systems) CORRIDOR RIJKSWATERSTAAT

Compass is involved in the development of a cooperative ITS Corridor (Smart Mobility), of Rijkswaterstaat. This corridor is the first of its kind and will include the service ‘warning of road works’. The system automatically warns motorists of the exact location of the work and the available lanes.

The information is sent over a secure Wi-Fi-P network transmitting from roadside beacons to passing vehicles with a so-called On Board Unit. A series of practical tests are now being carried out.

PHOTO SIGNS WITH HIGH DETECTION FOR VELSERTUNNEL

Nearly thirty times a day, truck drivers drive with a vehicle which is too high into a tunnel which is too low (source: RWS). This leads to unnecessary delays and (financial) damage. In the Velsertunnel this is a particular issue for which the tunnel operators sought a solution. Compass (commissioned by Ooms/Strukton) have designed and installed large screens which show an image of any vehicle which exceeds the height restrictions. In addition to the signs, a series of warning lights are activated. The whole system is linked to the traffic control centre.

INTERACTIVE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ON THE COOLSINGEL

The Coolsingel is the best known and busiest street in Rotterdam. Workers and shoppers make intensive use of the pedestrian crossings during day, and of a night the road is busy with people accessing Rotterdam’s restaurants, clubs, and bars. Despite the existing pedestrian crossings, the number of accidents involving pedestrians is high. The city of Rotterdam sought a solution which would better alert motorists of pedestrians approaching the crossings. Compass evaluated the problem and designed interactive crossings which light up both the road surface and the crossing signs whenever a pedestrian approaches. The pedestrian crossings were ‘opened’ by head of the City Council and attracted great interest from the national press.

COMPASS UPDATES HIGHWAYS NETWORK

The Dutch highways network (Rijkswaterstaat) contains counting points to monitor traffic using the roads. Vehicle detection loops in each lane collect statistical data for planning purposes, such as pollution and noise.

Compass has ensured and updated the obsolete counting points and electrical systems. The secured counting points can now be actualized to current standards. The main challenge of this (relatively small) project was project management: the counting points are spread throughout the Netherlands  at over 90 different locations at each of which the work required varied.

Compass consulted the eight districts of Rijkswaterstaat.  At each location Compass ensured appropriate traffic management was used to ensure minimal traffic disruption and optimal safety for all participants.

ADJUSTING ROTATION PANELS

Following the National Programme Speed increase RijksWaterstaat (RWS) needed to adjust the rotation panels. Due to the time constraints of this project, Compass developed an alternative working method to work faster. This method made it possible to complete the project a few months earlier.

DELIVERY AND CONSTRUCTION OF 3 DRIP+ AND 7 SITE DRIPS PARKING REFERENCE ARENA

Compass undertook works for Amsterdam Arena parking reference system, this included a dozen site DRIPs and DRIP + placed in the Noord-Holland region.

In this project saw the introduction of a completely new type of DRIP, the DRIP +, for which Compass supplied the necessary product certificates (ToRo).

DELIVERY AND REALISATION DRIPS CSA15

In response to the widening of the A15 Compass had the assignment for the delivery, installation, moving, commissioning and maintaining (Slope) DRIPs on and around the A15 between junction Ridderster and Maasvlakte.

Due to the complexity of the whole project and the many interfaces Compass takes a proactive stance and looks far beyond its own borders project.

ITS / SAABA-A EMERGENCY APPROACH AMSTERDAM-BADHOEVEDORP-ALKMAAR

The combination Mourik Groot-Ammers BV and Compass Infrastructure Netherlands BV have been commissioned for  the emergency approach of Amsterdam-Badhoevedorp-Alkmaar.

The work includes designing, preparation en realization of multidisciplinary project. The client has – through a distance (remotely) – determined that the requirements are met. There was a so-called parallel project, the final decisions were made during the realization of the project.