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Could desalination’s digital twin makeover be the future?

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Digital twin (DT) modelling has helped to improve water utility networks, but now the approach is being used to digitalise desalination plants. An exact digital version of the Al Khobar 1 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia is being created, before its construction has been completed. The project is the result of a broader alliance between the …

Bentley Systems announces the acquisition of GroupBC

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated, has announced the acquisition of GroupBC, a UK SaaS software innovator. For over twenty years, GroupBC’s and Bentley’s software solutions have been deployed for complementary purposes to improve project and asset information management. The transaction results from GroupBC’s expansion agenda, and …

De Nora joins forum for advancing smart water and wastewater solutions worldwide

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De Nora has announced its membership in SWAN, the Smart Water Networks Forum. A UK-based non-profit, SWAN brings together leading international water utilities, solution providers, academics, investors, regulators, and other industry experts to accelerate the awareness and adoption of “smart,” data-driven solutions in water and …

Global smart water grid market to reach $31bn in 2020

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Market intelligence firm Frost & Sullivan forecasts the global smart water grid market to hit $22.2 billion (S$31 billion) in 2020 owing to increasing investments in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions by utilities. Driving utilities to invest in IIoT is the need to improve the management of water infrastructure as well as to …

The rise of digital twins and decision intelligence in water utilities

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As weather becomes more unpredictable, large storms can wreak havoc on water infrastructure systems, causing overflows and flooding. Despite controls and wet weather facilities, storms still hit cities and water utilities in ways that older hydraulic models cannot predict. Today, however, there are better ways to use data to guide how systems …

Demand for data drives US$92 billion investment in digital water by 2030

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Digital water in the U.S. & Canada is forecasted to grow 6.5% annually, far outpacing the growth of the broader municipal water & wastewater sector over the next decade. During this same period, annual capital expenditures for digital water solutions will rise from US$5.4 billion (S$7.4 billion) in 2019 to US$10.8 billion (S$14.7 billion) …

LANXESS digitises its global asset base

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LANXESS is driving forward the digitisation of its production. The specialty chemicals company has implemented a self-service analytics system for time-series data in many areas of its global plant fleet. Almost two thirds of its roughly 120 plants were equipped with the self-service analysis platform TrendMiner from Software AG, including all …

Black & Veatch: Reliability, efficiency and resiliency drive utilities’ grid modernisation efforts

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Data is poised to tell the story of our utility systems. But are we ready to listen? Advances in technology are pushing critical human infrastructure in exciting new directions, creating both risk and reward for utilities eager to become more sustainable, efficient, reliable and resilient. Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: …

Grundfos inaugurates digital lab in Asia Pacific, boosting adoption of intelligent water solutions

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Global pump manufacturer Grundfos has inaugurated its digital lab in Singapore – the first of its kind by the industry leader in the Asia Pacific region. As part of a strategic initiative to drive greater adoption of intelligent water solutions in the region, the lab will showcase Grundfos’ range of iSOLUTIONS products, which leverage …