• Operator of electricity, natural gas, drinking water and telecommunications networks (EWE NETZ)
  • 10,185 employees (EWE Group, average 2022)
  • € 8.6 billion in sales (EWE Group 2022)

    EWE NETZ operates state-of-the-art and efficient networks that are among the safest in Europe. These include an electricity network and a natural gas network in the Ems-Weser-Elbe region and natural gas networks in Brandenburg, northern West Pomerania and on the island of Rügen. In addition, EWE NETZ builds high-performance telecommunications networks. Since 1997, the utility specialist has been using CIM Database under the name ADIS to manage its network infrastructure. The Oldenburg-based EWE Group company is continuously expanding the solution to meet its demanding tasks such as high supply security, economically efficient operation and transformation of the energy system.

    Task and objective
    • Efficient management of network infrastructure
    • Support for planning, construction, operation, maintenance and modernization of pipeline networks
    • Continuous modernization and digitalization of the asset documentation and information system (ADIS)
    • High user-friendliness of the system for employees
    • Introduction of an order management system
    • CIM Database as plant documentation and information system (ADIS)
    • Integration of AutoCAD
    • Control of complex review and release workflows for cross-site technical changes
    • Workflow-supported project management with user-friendly task control
    • Project handling and documentation including management of all technical documents
    • Synchronization with SAP
    • Comprehensive order management system for expansion projects
    • Unique end-to-end infrastructure management
    • Accelerated inspection, approval and release processes
    • Precise asset inventory management and complete documentation up to complete digital asset folders
    • Ensuring compliant products and processes
    • User-friendliness and accelerated task processing through Google-like search functions
    • Transparency of project status including access to all relevant documents of expansion projects – for example, when expanding the fiber optic network
    „CIM Database, GIS and SAP-PM contribute to the fact that we are one of the most efficient network operators in Germany.“

    Thomas Kindervater
    Head of Documentation Technology
    EWE Netz GmbH


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