MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

The maintenance of substations and power lines is a key activity for the proper functioning and management of a transmission network.

Whether it be conventional maintenance work, live or helicopter-borne work, RTE International has a wide range of trainings, services and tools to meet the specific needs of substation or line work in complete safety.

MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

The maintenance of substations and power lines is a key activity for the proper functioning and management of a transmission network.

Whether it be conventional maintenance work, live or helicopter-borne work, RTE International has a wide range of trainings, services and tools to meet the specific needs of substation or line work in complete safety.

MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE

The maintenance of substations and power lines is a key activity for the proper functioning and management of a transmission network.

Whether it be conventional maintenance work, live or helicopter-borne work, RTE International has a wide range of trainings, services and tools to meet the specific needs of substation or line work in complete safety.

Maintenance Support

Maintenance	Support

Audits and maintenance policies implementation :

RTE International provides many customers with personalised support in terms of organisation and training in substation and line maintenance.

RTE International can organise audits and offer tailor-made support in implementing the best European practices. These services help to establish a clear plan for the future development of your business.

Reliability centered maintenance
France was one of the very first countries to implement this method, which was first developed in the aeronautical and nuclear sectors, for the management of network assets. RTEi can support other network operators in their efforts to implement such a method.

Asset Management

Asset management methods are gradually improving to take into account as accurately as possible the real-time condition of your assets and the level of risk they generate. As a result, your maintenance policies must be adapted to optimize the reliability, availability and service life of equipment and structures at a lower cost.

We support you in implementing your asset management policy by :

  • Carrying out diagnostics on all types of equipment;
  • Setting up the necessary tools to optimize asset management;
  • Developping the maintenance organization.

Live works

Live works

 

Comprehensive support in setting up Live Working teams
Over the years, we have built an internationally recognized “French-style method” based on the understanding of the specific context of each project. This method offers more extensive possibilities than other live working methods based on procedures and has proven its worth in terms of safety. In fact, no fatal accidents have been recorded in 50 years of LW practice in France.

Equipment for Substations and Lines Live Working
We offer various equipment designed specifically for low, medium and high voltage live work for substations and power lines : tools, lifting platforms, insulated scaffolding, connection/disconnection solutions, etc.
These tools and equipment are specifically designed and specified to meet the requirements of the French LW method, which go beyond the requirements of current international standards, to ensure the complete safety of operators in each situation.
Our tool qualification processes meet high security requirements and thus guarantee the successful deployment of LW within your organization in accordance with the highest quality standards.

Turnkey services

Turnkey services

 

Providing operational teams
We provide operational teams to carry out maintenance work using our own resources (equipment, helicopter equipment, drones, IR/UV cameras, etc.).

Airborne services

Airborne services

 

RTE’s 60 years of helicopter expertise includes 300,000 flight hours in total (7,000 hours per year), 6 aeronautical bases and 16 aircrafts.

Line Inspection
RTE examines the entire 105,000 kilometres of its power lines every year.
RTEi offers turnkey services or technical support for all your project inspection needs (visual inspection, photos, infra-red, ultra-violet, LIDAR).

Helicopter work
In some cases, helicopter operations are the best choice in terms of reliability, safety and performance.
We adapt our offers to the needs of our customers by proposing various work techniques such as :

  • Pylon construction or replacement;
  • Cable unwinding;
  • Hoisting.

Support for the use of drones
Drones offer new opportunities for maintenance teams. RTE has been using this technology since 2012 and has widely implemented drones in maintenance centres.
RTEi can offer complete support towards the deployment of drones, from the study of needs to pilot training in an electrical environment.

Delegated management

Delegated management

We offer our technical, financial and professional resources to achieve a high level of public service performance under a power transmission system management contract. We will bring our know-how and skills to meet your needs.

Our previous Live Works projects

TEIAS: training programme for live work in Turkey

In order to make the best use of the network’s capacities, TEIAS, the Turkish transmission system operator, has chosen to carry out live work. RTEi has been chosen to lead this shift in practice, through the following steps:

  • Carrying out an analysis of the conventional maintenance skills of the technicians to be trained;
  • Specification and procurement of tools for future LW teams;
  • Developing a regulatory framework defining the conditions of execution, the safety rules to be implemented and guaranteeing the management of all risks relating to the execution of LW;
  • Leading team training sessions with both a theoretical and a practical component on real worksites;
  • Auditing newly formed teams after six months of experience to assess the degree of learning retention and to correct any shortfalls.

At the end of this process, five teams of TEIAS overhead lines became operational to carry out live work.

Live work : a first in the Netherlands
As the law does not allow LW at high voltage levels in the Netherlands, a derogation was necessary to achieve this national first.. A line supplying the entire Demsdevaart region,which could not be switched off, required grid maintenance work.

In order to be authorised to carry out this special project, RTEi has compiled a file to demonstrate full risk management.
The service consisted in temporarily removing the conductors from their supports to allow the painting of 14 pylons. Successfully carried out in 5 weeks by RTEi teams, the operation required the transport of specific vehicles and equipment and the use of two 60-tonne cranes. It demonstrates RTEi’s ability to respond to very specific requests within a constrained regulatory framework.

Live helicopter work : a unique RTE know-how
Helicopter-borne work makes it possible to carry out the following maintenance operations while the line remains live :

  • Installation and replacement of accessories (spacers, beacons, stock bridge, etc.) ;
  • Installation and replacement of sleeves ;
  • Cable repair (strands, etc.).

This work is carried out using a platform specifically designed for use when the line live, in order to ensure the safety of operators.

Maintenance Support
Maintenance Support
Audits and maintenance policies implementation :

RTE International provides many customers with personalised support in terms of organisation and training in substation and line maintenance.

RTE International can organise audits and offer tailor-made support in implementing the best European practices. These services help to establish a clear plan for the future development of your business.

Reliability centered maintenance
France was one of the very first countries to implement this method, which was first developed in the aeronautical and nuclear sectors, for the management of network assets. RTEi can support other network operators in their efforts to implement such a method.

Asset Management

Asset management methods are gradually improving to take into account as accurately as possible the real-time condition of your assets and the level of risk they generate. As a result, your maintenance policies must be adapted to optimize the reliability, availability and service life of equipment and structures at a lower cost.

We support you in implementing your asset management policy by :

  • Carrying out diagnostics on all types of equipment;
  • Setting up the necessary tools to optimize asset management;
  • Developping the maintenance organization.
Maintenance Support
Maintenance Support
Audits and maintenance policies implementation :

RTE International provides many customers with personalised support in terms of organisation and training in substation and line maintenance.

RTE International can organise audits and offer tailor-made support in implementing the best European practices. These services help to establish a clear plan for the future development of your business.

Reliability centered maintenance
France was one of the very first countries to implement this method, which was first developed in the aeronautical and nuclear sectors, for the management of network assets. RTEi can support other network operators in their efforts to implement such a method.

Asset Management

Asset management methods are gradually improving to take into account as accurately as possible the real-time condition of your assets and the level of risk they generate. As a result, your maintenance policies must be adapted to optimize the reliability, availability and service life of equipment and structures at a lower cost.

We support you in implementing your asset management policy by :

  • Carrying out diagnostics on all types of equipment;
  • Setting up the necessary tools to optimize asset management;
  • Developping the maintenance organization.
Live works
Live works
Comprehensive support in setting up Live Working teams
Over the years, we have built an internationally recognized “French-style method” based on the understanding of the specific context of each project. This method offers more extensive possibilities than other live working methods based on procedures and has proven its worth in terms of safety. In fact, no fatal accidents have been recorded in 50 years of LW practice in France.

Equipment for Substations and Lines Live Working
We offer various equipment designed specifically for low, medium and high voltage live work for substations and power lines : tools, lifting platforms, insulated scaffolding, connection/disconnection solutions, etc.
These tools and equipment are specifically designed and specified to meet the requirements of the French LW method, which go beyond the requirements of current international standards, to ensure the complete safety of operators in each situation.
Our tool qualification processes meet high security requirements and thus guarantee the successful deployment of LW within your organization in accordance with the highest quality standards.

 

Live works

Live works
Comprehensive support in setting up Live Working teams
Over the years, we have built an internationally recognized “French-style method” based on the understanding of the specific context of each project. This method offers more extensive possibilities than other live working methods based on procedures and has proven its worth in terms of safety. In fact, no fatal accidents have been recorded in 50 years of LW practice in France.

Equipment for Substations and Lines Live Working
We offer various equipment designed specifically for low, medium and high voltage live work for substations and power lines : tools, lifting platforms, insulated scaffolding, connection/disconnection solutions, etc.
These tools and equipment are specifically designed and specified to meet the requirements of the French LW method, which go beyond the requirements of current international standards, to ensure the complete safety of operators in each situation.
Our tool qualification processes meet high security requirements and thus guarantee the successful deployment of LW within your organization in accordance with the highest quality standards.

 

Turnkey services
Turnkey services

Providing operational teams

We provide operational teams to carry out maintenance work using our own resources (equipment, helicopter equipment, drones, IR/UV cameras, etc.).

 

Turnkey services
Turnkey services

Providing operational teams

We provide operational teams to carry out maintenance work using our own resources (equipment, helicopter equipment, drones, IR/UV cameras, etc.).

 

Airborne services
Airborne services
RTE’s 60 years of helicopter expertise includes 300,000 flight hours in total (7,000 hours per year), 6 aeronautical bases and 16 aircrafts.

Line Inspection
RTE examines the entire 105,000 kilometres of its power lines every year.
RTEi offers turnkey services or technical support for all your project inspection needs (visual inspection, photos, infra-red, ultra-violet, LIDAR).

Helicopter work
In some cases, helicopter operations are the best choice in terms of reliability, safety and performance.
We adapt our offers to the needs of our customers by proposing various work techniques such as :

  • Pylon construction or replacement;
  • Cable unwinding;
  • Hoisting.

Support for the use of drones
UAVs offer new opportunities for maintenance teams. RTE has been using this technology since 2012 and has widely implemented drones in maintenance centres.
RTEi can offer complete support towards the deployment of drones, from the study of needs to pilot training in an electrical environment.

Airbone services
Airborne services
RTE’s 60 years of helicopter expertise includes 300,000 flight hours in total (7,000 hours per year), 6 aeronautical bases and 16 aircrafts.

Line Inspection
RTE examines the entire 105,000 kilometres of its power lines every year.
RTEi offers turnkey services or technical support for all your project inspection needs (visual inspection, photos, infra-red, ultra-violet, LIDAR).

Helicopter work
In some cases, helicopter operations are the best choice in terms of reliability, safety and performance.
We adapt our offers to the needs of our customers by proposing various work techniques such as :

  • Pylon construction or replacement;
  • Cable unwinding;
  • Hoisting.

Support for the use of drones
UAVs offer new opportunities for maintenance teams. RTE has been using this technology since 2012 and has widely implemented drones in maintenance centres.
RTEi can offer complete support towards the deployment of drones, from the study of needs to pilot training in an electrical environment.

Delegated management
Delegated management

We offer our technical, financial and professional resources to achieve a high level of public service performance under a power transmission system management contract. We will bring our know-how and skills to meet your needs.

Delegated management
Delegated management

We offer our technical, financial and professional resources to achieve a high level of public service performance under a power transmission system management contract. We will bring our know-how and skills to meet your needs.

Our previous Live Works projects

TEIAS: training programme for live work in Turkey

In order to make the best use of the network’s capacities, TEIAS, the Turkish transmission system operator, has chosen to carry out live work. RTEi has been chosen to lead this shift in practice, through the following steps:

  • Carrying out an analysis of the conventional maintenance skills of the technicians to be trained;
  • Specification and procurement of tools for future LW teams;
  • Developing a regulatory framework defining the conditions of execution, the safety rules to be implemented and guaranteeing the management of all risks relating to the execution of LW;
  • Leading team training sessions with both a theoretical and a practical component on real worksites;
  • Auditing newly formed teams after six months of experience to assess the degree of learning retention and to correct any shortfalls.

At the end of this process, five teams of TEIAS overhead lines became operational to carry out live work.

Live work : a first in the Netherlands
As the law does not allow LW at high voltage levels in the Netherlands, a derogation was
necessary to achieve this national first.. A line supplying the entire Demsdevaart region,
which could not be switched off, required grid maintenance work.

In order to be authorised to carry out this special project, RTEi has compiled a file to demonstrate full risk management.
The service consisted in temporarily removing the conductors from their supports to allow the painting of 14 pylons. Successfully carried out in 5 weeks by RTEi teams, the operation required the transport of specific vehicles and equipment and the use of two 60-tonne cranes. It demonstrates RTEi’s ability to respond to very specific requests within a constrained regulatory framework.

Live helicopter work : a unique RTE know-how
Helicopter-borne work makes it possible to carry out the following maintenance operations while the line remains live :

  • Installation and replacement of accessories (spacers, beacons, stock bridge, etc.) ;
  • Installation and replacement of sleeves ;
  • Cable repair (strands, etc.).

This work is carried out using a platform specifically designed for use when the line live, in order to ensure the safety of operators.

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