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Anglian Water awards Samotics five-year deal to support operational resilience and energy efficiency

Leiden, The Netherlands, 4 April 2023 — Samotics, a leading provider of real-time actionable insights to eliminate industrial energy waste and unplanned downtime, has been awarded a five-year contract by Anglian Water to help it deliver an extensive proactive maintenance program and meet 2030 Net Zero targets. Anglian Water selected Samotics as its ESA technology and services CBM supplier through to 2028.

The award is part of Anglian Water’s strategy to shift from a time-based reactive maintenance regime to a condition-based, proactive maintenance approach. To that end, a tender was issued for two different condition-based monitoring (CBM) technologies: ESA and vibration. ESA is the company’s technology of choice for its fleet of submerged assets, whose location makes it hard to acquire high-quality, high-frequency data. Because the electrical data can be captured remotely in the motor control center, there is no need to install sensors on or even near the equipment.

Anglian Water’s tender focused on optimizing its clean water and water recycling networks with the support of CBM technologies. These were identified to improve Anglian Water’s maintenance regime by delivering key insights into the health and performance of rotating and pumping assets, enabling it to take proactive measures against developing faults. Samotics will use a range of tools to deliver this result, including its SAM4 Health’s automated clogging detection feature, which pinpoints early signs of clogging to prevent pollution incidents and damage to pumps.

In addition to asset monitoring, Anglian Water will benefit from energy efficiency insights delivered by Samotics’ SAM4 Energy solution. This enhanced functionality will help the company achieve net zero operational emissions by 2030. Through detailed performance and efficiency analysis, Anglian Water can identify where electricity consumption, cost and efficiency losses are the largest and implement data-driven recommendations. Utilizing these insights to optimize operational processes can reduce energy waste and CO2 emissions by up to 15%.

After a competitive tender process, Anglian Water selected Samotics as its ESA technology and services supplier through 2028. Samotics’ SAM4 Health solution will monitor a fleet of submerged equipment, in addition to other critical rotating assets, across more than 100 clean water and water recycling sites, facilitating services to 6+ million customers.

Alex Bailey, Strategy Manager for Water Supply at Anglian Water said: “Anglian Water are pleased to have selected Samotics to partner with us under our CBM framework. They offer high-quality ESA technology backed by strong analytics and robust alerting functionality, which allow us to remotely monitor and improve the health and energy efficiency of our critical submerged assets. The release of new products and continuous improvement of others demonstrates their genuine commitment to meeting customers’ needs and highlights their agile, innovative nature–which is something we really value.

We have also experienced first-rate support from Samotics throughout the trial and deployment phase of the programme. They truly share our aspiration to transform our approach to asset health and maintenance through condition-based monitoring. By partnering with Samotics on a larger scale, we are looking forward to continuing to deliver on our ambitious condition-based monitoring programme and drive tangible improvements in the health and energy efficiency of our critical assets.”

Jasper Hoogeweegen, CEO at Samotics said: “We have seen ESA delivering clear, tangible results across the water industry as adoption has grown. By unlocking the full spectrum of asset health and performance data, organizations implementing ESA are improving their operational resilience and energy efficiency in tandem. We’re very pleased to be continuing our two-year collaboration with Anglian Water on a greater scale to deliver more vital insights to support their business in optimizing asset base and reaching net zero targets.”

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