2022-09-19

Digitization of hydrotechnical facilities in the Oder and Vistula River basins

We have completed a project for digitalizing hydrotechnical facilities in the Oder and Vistula River basins.

The consortium of Sprint S.A. and Elvys s.r.o., within the framework of the Flood Protection Project in the Odra and Vistula River Basins, has implemented a digital model for the management of hydrotechnical facilities. Central dispatch centers, located in Krakow and Wroclaw, are the heart of the system.

As part of the OPDOW Project, we have also signed an agreement with the State Water Company Polish Waters for the construction of broadband telecommunications lines. The lines will be implemented in SD-WAN technology and will be delivered to about 150 hydro facilities owned by the Polish Waters.

Along with our partner Elvys s.r.o., we drafted the project documentation including radio planning. Specialists from both companies also installed and deployed the necessary hardware and software, including the delivery and installation of the required components. We also conducted training of Polish Waters' personnel in using the implemented subsystems.

It took 17 months for the implementation to take place in 28 field locations owned by the State Water Company Polish Waters.

The project was co-financed by the World Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank, and received support from the state budget and the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Program Infrastructure and Environment 2014-2022

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-The main objective of this project is to improve flood protection for residents and their property in selected areas of the Oder River Basin and the Upper Vistula River Basin. Let me add that the areas covered by the project under which this investment was implemented are inhabited by about 15 million people. To put it more figuratively, that's almost 40% of our country's population. I am pleased that this implementation means improved security for such a large part of our community. Once completed, the project will also strengthen the public administration's ability to effectively reduce the effects of flooding. The system itself will facilitate real-time monitoring of water levels and the situation at hydropower facilities, enabling rapid intervention before a flood threat occurs. And if the elements cannot be contained, the digital solutions will improve communications between hydrotechnical facilities, operations centers, and relevant services. Thanks to this, intervention will be carried out quickly and efficiently," points out Slawomir Wojtacki, CEO of Sprint S.A.


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