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Binnies and iVapps partnership to support digitalisation of water networks

  • Binnies and iVapps partnership to support digitalisation of water networks
  • An exciting new service offering that combines Binnies’ strategic asset management, leakage and digital expertise with iVapps’ industry-leading, self-powered digital portal.

About the entity

Binnies
Binnies is the new trading name for the Black & Veatch water businesses in Europe and Asia after they joined the RSK group in January 2021. Binnies specialises in water utility, infrastructure, engineering and environmental projects.
Schneider Electric

It is often acknowledged that water companies capture huge amounts of data from their networks but can often struggle to process this data to create actionable insights. As performance commitments are increasingly stretched and they are faced with significant cost challenges, there is a paramount need for data-driven decision-making to be embedded in water utilities’ systems to drive operational efficiency and support robust investment strategies. Over time, the advances in network monitoring technology has led to the development of multiple sensors that are able to measure various parameters while feeding different, isolated systems that, in most cases, are owned and maintained by different areas of the business. Additionally, advances in technology have meant that the sensor estates owned by water companies can quickly become less efficient and out of date, requiring continual upgrades and investment.

To meet this challenge, Binnies has partnered with iVapps to provide an end-to-end solution that enables water companies to de-risk the digitalisation of their networks. Intelligent portals provide future-proof monitoring capability combined with leading-edge integration and analytics to deliver dynamic insight into network behaviour and asset performance. This flexible and sustainable digital approach enables the water sector to utilise the full potential of the data they already have.

There is a paramount need for data-driven decision-making to be embedded in water utilities’ systems to drive operational efficiency and support robust investment strategies

iVapps’ industry-leading, low-carbon, self-powered digital portal delivers fully configurable multi-parameter monitoring in near real time. Through a non-invasive sensor cartridge, sensors can be seamlessly updated as technology advances or business requirements change over time, while the portal can provide a no-excavation pipeline isolation within 15 minutes.

The Binnies ECO-X digital ecosystem uses cloud-based technologies to seamlessly integrate with internal and external applications and data sources to provide users holistic access to all necessary information, thereby providing a single source of data and insight to clients.

“Binnies wants to support clients in creating sustainable digital networks to meet their strategic objectives and drive efficiency across their businesses,” stated Colin Cox, Principal Leakage Consultant, Binnies UK Ltd. “We believe that combining the innovative technology from iVapps with our digital and water sector expertise delivers an end-to-end solution for clients that addresses the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

 Simon Humphreys, Chief Executive Officer of iVapps, said, “We are delighted and privileged to partner with Binnies and embrace the challenges facing the water sector. We are a growing business and believe this partnership will take our innovative, environmentally-friendly solution to the next level.”

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