Bouygues E&S EnerTrans Ltd. will manage and renew the servitude contracts of the national grid company Swissgrid throughout Switzerland for the next five years.
To enable the specialists from EnerTrans, a subsidiary of Bouygues Energies & Services in Switzerland, to carry out work in substations, on outdoor installations or lines, the use of a crane is necessary in each case. Since many plants are located in the Alpine region, the time and logistical effort required to carry out the work is considerable. EnerTrans has therefore decided to invest in a new truck which, thanks to its various advantages, will simplify the day-to-day work of the employees and make the work more efficient and safer.
The new truck was ceremonially handed over to the team around managing director Rudolf Meier in the neighbouring Schönenwerd. The truck is a Renault C520, which is equipped with a mobile crane weighing around 8 tons from the brand Effer. This crane has seven extensions and can be extended to a height of over 30 meters. Since a work basket can be attached to the crane, the use of lifting platforms and scaffolding is no longer necessary. A cable winch and a height safety device on the climbing harness also enable safe working at great heights without a fixed fall protection system. Thanks to the high reach, the truck is also outside the danger zone for employees.
EnerTrans customers benefit in particular from the quick and flexible use of the vehicle - a decisive advantage, especially when it comes to troubleshooting. In addition, costs can be kept manageable, as EnerTrans' specialist fitters also act as truck drivers. The truck also enables trailer operation, which enables the safe transport of additional material over long distances. "The truck offers many advantages and simplifications in our daily work at high altitudes. We are very pleased that we have finally been able to welcome our long-awaited new work colleague," says Manuel Frauchiger, service technician at EnerTrans, summing up the mood among the technicians.