InfoTiles partners with Arup to maximise water infrastructure value

Digital analytics company InfoTiles has entered a partnership with global engineering consultancy Arup to empower water and wastewater utilities to maximise the value and sustainability of crucial water infrastructure.

Example of water infrastructure that InfoTiles and Arup partnership could be applied

Using data analytics technology and artificial intelligence (AI), the two companies will use their combined engineering expertise, digital capability, and wraparound service to help utilities across the water value chain make better-informed decisions and drive progress in digital asset management, data, and operational insight.   

By leveraging data using AI, including machine learning (ML), across asset operations, investment and strategy, InfoTiles and Arup will create tailored solutions for utilities. These will include data and proof-of-value exploration for infrastructure investment, scale-out support, and identifying ways to use data to achieve improved operational outcomes.   

These ways to use data include weather event forecasting to predict potential pumped asset failures and anomaly detection on water and wastewater networks to identify trends, infiltration and blockages. Asset optimisation is a way to enhance water treatment operation efficiency including dosing and maintenance cycles, energy use and carbon emissions. Performance management and forecasting of operation optimisation are methods as well. 

Johnny Gunneng, CEO, InfoTiles

Johnny Gunneng, CEO and founder of InfoTiles said, “Our partnership with Arup is an important milestone for InfoTiles. Teaming up with Arup is not about expanding markets, but also about co-creating integrated solutions that blend digital ability with engineering excellence.”

Arup previously adopted the use of digital tools and AI to support utilities such as Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water by managing storm overflow using Arup’s Fuse web software. The custom-made centralised platform enables utilities to make sustainable investment decisions, efficient collection and management of asset data, performance monitoring and knowledge sharing.

An example of the InfoTiles platform

Bretton Davis, smart water lead at Arup, said, “We recognise the challenges the water industry is facing. Customers want and need affordable services, the environment needs to be protected and enhanced, and asset health and the resilience of services needs to be maintained, all within the context of a changing climate. 

“Our partnership with InfoTiles will enable us to deploy our combined digital expertise with in-depth engineering and sector knowledge and support utilities unlocking barriers keeping them from harnessing possibilities through data and insight.”  

InfoTiles has already made progress in digitally transforming water utilities and municipalities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK. Leveraging AI for advanced data correction and analytics, the company’s software streamlines water and wastewater network management processes to deliver data analysis in minutes rather than months.

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