Fiber optic cables are not only efficient, but also sensitive. Normally they are situated securely in the ground, where construction machines pose the only danger. Therefore, it is important that the precise position of the fiber optic cables is known when civil engineering works are carried out.
Those conducting construction work can obtain the corresponding information via BIL – Bundesweite Informationssystem zur Leitungsrecherche (Nationwide Information System for Pipeline Research). This online portal is backed by companies from the energy and chemistry sector as well as specialist associations.
BIL enables extensive research regarding glass fiber cables and other pipelines. In addition, it checks which company is responsible and informs those posing the inquiry accordingly. The portal sends the inquiries directly to the responsible operator of the pipelines, in the case of WINGAS they are sent to GASCADE Gastransport GmbH.
The work processes are entirely digital, which saves time and money for both sides.