Editor’s pickTogether, ABB and TaKaDu strengthen Ho Chi Minh City’s water distribution system

31-01-2018

ABB and TaKaDu have joined forces to provide a water management solution that will boost efficiency and reduce water leakage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and one of the world’s fastest-growing cities.

Saigon Water Supply Corporation (SAWACO) is deploying ABB’s digital control and monitoring technologies alongside TaKaDu’s Integrated Event Management Solution as part of its restoration of Ho Chi Minh City’s water distribution network.

The ABB solution – ABB Ability™ Symphony® Plus SCADA – will monitor and control the entire water distribution system and integrate TaKaDu’s Event Management Solution, which detects, analyses and manages network events and incidents such as leaks, bursts, faulty assets, telemetry and data issues, as well as operational failures.

This massive urban project aims to increase efficiency, reduce water leakage, prevent disruptions and ensure everyone has access to clean water in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s economic powerhouse. Last year, Ho Chi Minh City lost nearly 30 per cent of its potable water to leaking and damaged pipes.

ABB’s and TaKaDu’s complementary solutions will enable SAWACO to monitor the network conditions digitally through multiple data collection points, such as sensors and meters, and offer actionable insights to reduce non-revenue water. SAWACO will then be able to increase the amount of water delivered to the city’s industries and eight million residents. An estimate has revealed that SAWACO will hit 50 million m³ per year of water savings, the equivalent of 20,000 Olympic-size swimming pools, while production cost savings could be higher than US$10 million a year.

“Water projects like Ho Chi Minh City’s show the full potential of advanced automation for all municipalities dealing with rapid expansion or aging infrastructure,” Kevin Kosisko, Managing Director of ABB’s Power Generation and Water business, said. “Aggregating and analysing data from the field will offer real-time insights into network status and will increase revenues.”

“We’re excited to partner with ABB on this project in one of Asia’s most dynamic countries” Amir Peleg, TaKaDu’s Founder and CEO, added. “By converting raw data into knowledge, we can help SAWACO reduce hundreds of thousands of cubic meters of non-revenue water lost per day while significantly improving its operational efficiency.”