HOFOR (Greater Copenhagen Utility) Asset Management
The board of HOFOR had concerns about their asset base, which was outdated and unsuitable for the long term, as well as wider strategic concerns. Sweco was tasked with Asset Management Advisory Services to solve this.
Sweco were engaged to evaluate HOFOR’s outdated asset management system (people, processes and software). A gap analysis was undertaken between the the situation at the time and good practices. The areas of business in scope were water and wastewater, district heating and town gas and environment.
An asset managmeent maturity model was used to score current and desired states, then to propose and communicate actions to close the gaps in a business transformation roadmap. Sweco also arranged a study trip to UK water companies to review their progress in addressing similar issues.
The Result and Benefits to the Client
Sweco devised a pilot programme of work, adopting a risk based, forward looking investment and maintenance planning approach. The pilot progamme focused on the water distribution area of the business, and was delivered in 5 work packages: governance, data, KPIs, modeling and investment planning.
A software platform was developed, which provided optimised, strategic investment plans that meet the desired goals within the proposed constraints. SEAMS was engaged as asset management modelling specialists and the scope of the pilot programme was developed between HOFOR, Sweco and SEAMS.