Software company Aquamatix
has helped deliver a comprehensive solution for the monitoring and
optimization of Veolia Water's water and sewerage services in Tidworth,
Wiltshire, UK. Utilizing its cloud-based WaterWorX™ software, a
real-time solution that integrates operational and fixed asset data has
been developed. It has also delivered an SMS and voice alarm facility
for out-of-hours alerts, creating a virtual control center.
Veolia Water has provided water and sewerage services to domestic and
commercial customers in the Tidworth and Perham Down areas since 2007.
Until recently the assets were monitored and controlled at a centralized
facility that also served Veolia Water's previously owned regulated
water businesses. Tidworth comprises self-contained water and wastewater
systems and provides an ideal opportunity to develop and test smart
water networks and performance-based water management systems.
Veolia Water's Dave Nicholl, said: "We had a pressing need to implement
a monitoring and control system. Aquamatix interpreted our needs and
worked with us to deliver a cost-effective and tailored solution that
has not only replaced the control center, it has improved our visibility
of on the ground operations, allowing us to make more informed decisions
about our asset operations."
Project Management, installation and commissioning was provided by
Z-Tech Systems Ltd. Systems Director, Patrick Heaton said: "WaterWorX
offered a standard solution which will potentially reduce development
time and cost for new installations. The idea of an opex license for
SCADA will be an attractive option for some of our customers seeking to
reduce cost and improve efficiency of their water assets."
Powered by ThingWorx™,
the world's first software application platform that combines key
functionality of eb 2.0, search, and social collaboration, WaterWorX™
connects water industry assets without the need for investment in
expensive bespoke hardware and software.
Laurie Reynolds, Managing Director of Aquamatix, said: "it's a real-time
monitoring solution that extends beyond the capability of conventional
SCADA systems by integrating data with other operational systems, such
as asset management and GIS. Whilst the current Tidworth project has
simply replaced the existing telemetry alarm reporting system and is a
step change towards real-time operations."
Aquamatix is a software and services company providing specialist
integration of real-time systems and data for water and wastewater
operations and asset management. We are adapting technologies and
standards from smart grid and Internet of things and applying them to
the water industry. Our WaterWorX™ platform enables real-time
measurements and performance data to be combined with asset and GIS data
to gain new knowledge and understanding of asset condition and system
performance. The insight gained can be used to optimize new investment
to balance capacity, obsolescence, demand and risk.
Veolia Water provides water and wastewater management services
throughout the UK and Ireland and is part of the world's leading water
company. Veolia Water specializes in delivering integrated sustainable
solutions that range from drinking water supply management and
wastewater treatment to bespoke design solutions for business and
industry. Veolia Water is part of Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext:
VIE and NYSE: VE), the worldwide reference in environmental solutions.
With more than 315,000 employees, the company has operations all around
the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal
and industrial customers in four complementary segments: water
management, waste management, energy management and passenger
transportation. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of $46.5 billion
ThingWorx™ provides the first software application platform
designed for today's connected world. The ThingWorx platform combines
the key functionality of Web 2.0, search, and social collaboration, and
applies it to the world of "things," including connected products,
machines, sensors, and industrial equipment. Businesses use the
ThingWorx platform to rapidly deliver innovative applications and
connected solutions across markets ranging from manufacturing, energy,
and food, to M2M remote monitoring and service, as well as in emerging
"Internet of Things" applications, including smart cities, smart grid,
agriculture, and transportation.
Z-Tech Systems based in Cambridge, UK provide engineering
solutions in Power, Control and Information systems. Employing over 160
quality trained staff, their services include a complete package of
electrical mechanical, instrumentation and software design, installation
Aquamatix: For further information, please contact Laurie
Reynolds on +44 (0)5603 670 537 or visit our website www.aquamatix.co.uk.
Veolia Water: For further information, please contact the
communications team on +44 (0)207 843 8506 or visit our website www.veoliawater.co.uk.
ThingWorx: For more information, please contact Dave Westrom on
+1 (610) 594-6200 or visit our website www.thingworx.com.
Z-Tech Systems: For further information, please contact Patrick
Heaton on +44(0)1954 232 097 or visit website www.z-tech.co.uk.
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