Strategic asset management creates space for innovation

Clients ambition

Rotterdam The Hague Airport has invested in developing the airport in recent years. For example, the departure hall was renovated, Solar Park Rotterdam The Hague Airport was developed next to the runway, a new fire station was built and investments were made in new LED lighting. The number of assets has therefore increased significantly in recent years. But as an airport, how do you ensure optimal and sustainable deployment of these assets?

Our solution

We assisted Rotterdam The Hague Airport to build a solid asset management organization. Together with the assets & projects department, a strategic asset management plan was drawn up that was then translated into practically implementable activities for every employee: from management to mechanic.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport fulfills an important economic and social role. For example, nearly 2100 people work at the airport grounds every day. To strengthen its position in the region and fulfill its ambitions for growth, Rotterdam The Hague Airport has invested in developing the airport in recent years. As a result, the number of operating assets has also increased. The objective was to transform the assets & projects department into an asset management organization. Compris assisted the organization to do this.

Yamey Newland, Asset Management Professional at Compris, has prepared Rotterdam The Hague Airport's assets & projects department for the future. "The growth of assets created several challenges for the airport. Questions that arose included how the organization keeps a grip on the assets, and how to deal with the increased workload. A smart, professional asset management approach offers the organization peace of mind and prevents an increased workload or insufficient financial foundation for the purchase and maintenance of assets."

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As a first step, the airport's renewed strategy was translated into an asset management strategy. A strategic asset management plan was then drawn up, describing how the assets & projects department contributes to the organizational goals. Yamey says: "We drew up standard processes, working methods and templates for the execution of projects as well as the management and maintenance of, for example, baggage systems, runway lighting and runway infrastructure. Of course in such a way that it fits the culture of the Rotterdam airport: practical and usable for all colleagues who have to work with it, from management to mechanics."

By optimizing standard processes, Rotterdam The Hague Airport can now make informed decisions. "Whether it's new investments or end-of-life decisions: employees know where to go to implement, initiate or change things,"

Room for innovation

As part of the strategic asset management of Rotterdam The Hague Airport, a work template was developed to help employees purchase the right assets within the available budget. This gives the organization the certainty that all assets meet the right specifications and contribute to the airport's objectives.

"The new way of asset management allows the airport to continue the controlled development and innovation. This gives them the confidence to keep track on the assets and to ensure future maintenance and management is done in a process-oriented way. This way Rotterdam The Hague Airport can focus on their mission to connect people, businesses and innovations in the interest of the region."

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