Vaisala’s Traffic Weather Solution Captures Five-year Irish Deal

With Ireland’s National Roads Authority
RoadDSS-Manager planning overview

Helsinki, Finland — Vaisala has signed a EUR 3.65 million deal with the National Roads Authority (NRA) of Ireland. Under the new five-year contract, Vaisala continues to deliver the most comprehensive winter maintenance decision making tools, solutions and services to NRA to help them provide the best possible winter service to the road users in Ireland.

“This large service contract is a testament to the success of our goal to develop a state of the art road weather information management system in collaboration with our customers. National Roads Authority is a progressive agency who, by selecting the Vaisala’s road weather services and tools, will guarantee the most effective winter road maintenance for the tax payers in Ireland.” States Antero Jarvinen, Director of Vaisala Roads.

The turn-key contract includes maintenance of over 80 weather stations across Ireland as well as a provision for expanding the network with new weather stations and thermal mapping.

A key element in the contract is the Vaisala RoadDSS(TM) Manager software which will help the authorities make accurate and on-time maintenance decisions by combining all relevant weather data into one interface.

Safety through Partnership

The new contract is a continuation to a long-standing partnership.

Since 1991, Vaisala has supplied road weather stations, thermal mapping, weather station maintenance, and technical support services to NRA.

National Roads Authority is responsible for improving quality of life and national economic competitiveness by developing, maintaining and operating the national road network in a safe, cost effective and sustainable manner.

“We are excited to continue our successful relationship with Vaisala for the provision of road weather information services and strategic winter service decision support. This contract allows us to further develop the partnership and to continue providing the best possible solutions to the national road maintenance organisations and local authorities in Ireland.

“We are able to deliver on our mission statement when operating national roads throughout the winter period, and minimising the impact of adverse winter weather on the national road user.” Comments Stephen Smyth, Engineering Inspector, NRA Network Management.

Vaisala is the leading provider of road weather information products and services with over 30 years’ global experience. The company provides customers with the most comprehensive weather management portfolio including observation systems and sensors; visualization and decision support tools; and traffic weather consulting services.

More information:

Kai Konola, EVP, Weather, tel. +358 40 5024 900

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1400 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.