NCC Roads chooses new active alert service from MeteoGroup to boost safety on Sweden’s road network
NCC Roads, one of the four biggest contractors to work with the Swedish Transport Administration, has awarded MeteoGroup a contract to supply year-round forecasting services and a new active alert service for the winter season. With active weather monitoring of the operating region, NCC Roads will be able to optimise their winter highway maintenance operations, in particular ensuring safety on the road network.
NCC Roads is is one of the main contractors responsible for maintaining the national road network in Sweden, a task that is particularly challenging during the winter. With public safety at stake, they are required to ensure engineering work is carried out cost-effectively, whilst never compromising on quality. MeteoGroup will supply NCC Roads with a complete weather forecasting service, specially tailored to provide highway maintenance engineers with all the weather information required to ensure the safety of the road network. From October to April, MeteoGroup will provide an additional alert service.
|The alert service is an active monitoring and consultancy service developed by MeteoGroup in response to the specific needs of their roads customers. MeteoGroup’s specialist roads meteorologists monitor observations and the latest forecast data, alerting NCC Roads to any potentially hazardous conditions or to sudden changes in the forecast. The meteorologists are all experts in forecasting for winter roads and their experience and understanding of the hazards, enable them to spot potentially hazardous weather conditions and to identify if the observed weather starts to deviate from the forecast. NCC Roads’ maintenance engineers can therefore make quick and timely decisions 24 hours a day.|
Peter Knutsson, NCC Roads Eastern Region commented: “The alert service will help us streamline our operations and reduce overtime hours. Of course, with timely weather alerts from the meteorologists, we also hope to increase safety on the highways.”
Ralf Davidsson, General Manager, MeteoGroup Scandinavia AB added: “We are very proud that NCC, as one of the largest contractors in Sweden, has chosen MeteoGroup’s alert service as a key part of their decision process for their winter maintenance operations. The importance of meteorological decision support for operations and maintenance of the transport infrastructure is becoming more widely recognised in Scandinavia and we are pleased to now be able to offer our consultancy and support services 24/7/365.”
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