Skanska and StormGeo weather support for constrcution
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Skanska to Improve Safety of Construction Projects Across Norway with StormGeo Support

The Norwegian branch of Skanska, one of the world's leading project development and construction groups, discusses how they plan to utilize their customized weather portal from StormGeo.

Skanska

After several serious near-misses in recent years, Skanska saw a need for a weather forecasting service adapted to the processes within their construction projects. Peer Christian Andersen, Director for H&S Skanska Norway, said, “Like many, we have previously used online services and apps, such as YR, and also tested other, more specialized apps. We’ve found they are largely adapted to leisure activities and do not provide the reliability we need. Therefore, we entered into a dialogue with StormGeo in 2020 to look at a solution that is adapted to our needs.”

Andersen continued, “After testing various functionalities on a selection of projects, we have now entered into a collaboration to develop a solution with StormGeo for our building and construction projects.”

StormGeo and Skanska are, together, building upon StormGeo Vortex to develop a weather portal for Skanska’s various projects. Skanska’s main priorities are that the portal will:

  • Give 7-day notice on a set of weather parameters including wind, gust, precipitation, and temperature.
  • Set up alerts as SMS to an unlimited number of individuals and added to info screens for production planning and implementation of preventive security measures. “We believe these custom alerts to have inherent safety benefits,” said Andersen.
  • Include a dashboard solution where specific time windows are given for safe construction activities such as casting, painting, crane operations and drone flying.

“We have high expectations for this solution and look forward to developing and testing this in full on projects across Norway.” said Andersen

Arve Dahl Nielsen, VP of Energy Markets for StormGeo, added, “With our experience delivering weather forecasting services to the U.S. construction industry and global offshore operations, it was a good fit for us to develop a weather portal with custom criteria and alerts based on the needs of Skanska’s various projects. We look forward to working closely with Skanska and supporting their vision to build for a better society.”

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