Management and Maintenance
The Dutch substrate contains a dense network of cables and pipelines. Legislation governing the safe management of all this infrastructure is currently being developed. The advent of the Information Exchange (Underground Networks) Act, also known as WION, has added further requirements to the processing of Land Registry (KLIC) notifications, whereby companies wanting to carry out excavation work must check for the presence of cables and pipelines.
Gasunie has adapted the management of its pipelines to the latest statutory provisions and can also undertake the management and maintenance of pipelines for other pipeline operators. This maintenance can include the following tasks: periodic check of cathodic protection, aerial and ground inspections of the pipelines, 24-hour disaster response and processing of claims relating to crop damage on pipeline routes.