railway infrastructure

Case Studies

See how our customers are saving time and money and supporting growth by optimizing routing and siting.

SBB Swiss Rail Operator

The Swiss railway operator SBB operates over 3,200 km of rail network, which is 100% electrified. SBB also operates 8 hydroelectric power plants and its own 134 kV high-voltage network for safe power transmission across Switzerland. SBB is a central part of the Swiss society and economy and stands for punctuality and reliability. SBB uses Pathfinder, for transmission line planning and substation siting in early planning phases and to support decision-making in strategic grid planning. The solution helps to present risks and options in a comprehensible manner and evaluate alternatives in a standardized and transparent way.

A+S Umwelt Energie Germany

A+S Umwelt Energie, based in Berlin and Brandenburg, offers IT-related services in the planning and approval of linear infrastructure projects. A+S works for customers in the energy market, such as TenneT TSO in Germany, 50 Hertz Transmission and Arcadis. The team, with its many years of experience, uses Pathfinder in project work in the cooperation between environmental planners, route planners and clients.

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TenneT TSO Germany

TenneT is a leading European electricity transmission system operator with their main activities in the Netherlands and Germany, managing over 23,900 kilometers of high-voltage connections with 42 million users. TenneT works with Gilytics to help them to achieve their large-scale grid expansion plan faster. Pathfinder Platform is used to plan for underground cable and overhead line projects. Corridors and routes can be quickly identified and compared using a simple workflow, making the engineering work required faster and easier allowing fast decision making and comparing different scenarios in days instead of months.

Axpo DSO Switzerland

Axpo is a Swiss electrictiy Distribution System Operator and the largest producer of renewable energy in Switzerland. To speed up projects they use Pathfinder Platform for overhead line and underground cable route design comparisons. The tool helps them to evaluate different options based on costs, lengths and technical parameters. The tool minimizes land parcels crossed and helps to identify more easily routes in environmentally sensitive areas with difficult topography.

More on Axpos Offering on their Homepage.

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Swissgrid TSO Switzerland

Swissgrid is the Swiss electrictiy Transmission System Operator managing 6,700 km of grid in mountainous and densely populated areas with interconnection throughout Europe. Pathfinder Platform provides decision support during the feasibility and pre-design phase to plan, discuss, and define corridor and route options. The results are used in the permitting and public stakeholder engagement process.

More on swissgrid.ch (in German)