Electrogrup’s smart projects from 2020, a platform for Romania’s evolution in 2021
From the first truly integrated Smart City project in Romania, to the smart developments in Câmpia Turzii, Oradea, Bistrița and Cluj-Napoca, Electrogrup makes, in 2020, a tour de force in the smart development of the country and accelerates the adoption of Smart City, establishing the bases for Romania’s smart expansion in 2021.
In last year’s first quarter, after exploring the Smart City market and attending numerous specialized conferences and pilot projects, Electrogrup made the transition from concept to implementation of the first project in Romania that sets out the integration of several Smart City solutions, thus covering the essential infrastructure components of a smart city – from mobility and urban architecture, to measuring road traffic and environmental quality, all integrated into a single platform, located in a modern command center in Piatra Neamț.
The solution is an important first step taken by a city in Romania, in the race to become a smart city, and the impact will be seen in the increased quality of life in Piatra Neamț, which is basically the main objective of sustainable urban development. Thus, the new waiting stations for public transport will be equipped with WiFi, multimedia touch screens, USB ports for charging smartphones, photovoltaic panels, smart cameras that allow video analysis and traffic monitoring, environmental sensors, traffic information for passengers, all of them remote operated through a command center.
The beginning of the year also came with the start of works for the runway and beaconing system of the new Ghimbav-Brașov Airport. This will be the only airport in the country that will have a beacon system with LED lamps. The lamps that make up the beacon system have the role of delimiting the runway and the surfaces of airport movement and to provide visual landmarks for the pilots. At Ghimbav both build-in lamps in the runway and above-ground lamps will be installed, which outline the perimeter of the runway, the runway and the boarding-disembarking platform. For this project the company used technology from ADB Safegate, one of the most important manufacturers in the global market.
The second quarter of the year came with the announcement that Electrogrup will design and execute the modernization works of the urban mobility infrastructure in Câmpia Turzii, with a significant Smart City component. Here, the company will modernize the street infrastructure on the city’s mobility ring, which involves the design and construction of roads and sidewalks, the construction of bicycle lanes and the implementation of a Smart bike sharing system, along with the integration of bus stops in the urban landscape.
The third quarter of the year represents the moment when Electrogrup and its partners start the development of a large intelligent urban mobility project in Bistrita. It’s aim is the major development of the smart mobility in the city and includes: turnkey implementation of an adaptive traffic management system; an intelligent video surveillance and access control system; an advanced command center, for the management of the implemented intelligent systems; an intelligent management lighting system; modular bus stations and information panels in stations, along with computers and on-board bus displays. The project also covers the civil works component necessary for the implementation of the mentioned systems.
At the same time, in October the company inaugurates a smart parking in Oradea, a spearhead of technological evolution.
Meanwhile, the company has started a project to develop the video surveillance system in another big city in the country. It’s aim is to expand the city’s surveillance system with over 500 video cameras but also to arrange a dispatch and a video wall for 24/7/365 transmission. The main objectives of this project is to increase the safety of the citizen, to monitor road traffic, to protect public investment objectives and to provide reports, obtained through image analysis based on Artificial Intelligence, in order to optimize traffic.
Each new step taken in 2020 is a continuation of the company’s efforts to achieve integrated projects that combine smart verticals and bring Electrogrup closer to the goal of becoming the number one integrator in the Smart City market in Romania.
Electrogrup has developed, as General Contractor, complex projects in several construction sectors, in Romania and abroad, in countries such as Germany, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Electrogrup is also one of the most active providers of turnkey Smart City solutions for public administrations and private companies.