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Capula wins RTU framework agreement with Thames Water

Posted: Tuesday 21st June 2011


We are proud to announce that Capula has been awarded a framework agreement by Thames Water to replace their existing Remote Telemetry Unit assets across a large proportion of their process sites. Serving more than 13 million customers across London and the Thames Valley region, Thames Water is the largest Water & Sewage company in the UK. The RTU framework agreement is five years in length (2010 - 2015) and covers the company's AMP5 programme.

Utilising best-in-breed technology from both MultiTrode (MultiSmart iPSM’s Intelligent Pump Station Managers ) & Rockwell Automation, the Capula solution will provide monitoring control of Thames Water's Sewage Pumping stations,

Small Sewage Treatment works, Large Water Treatment works and their Water Booster sites, allowing important business-critical data to be captured in real-time.

This will provide numerous benefits including

lower cost of ownership, energy efficiencies and informed decision making of site operations amongst others. In addition, the upgrade will see a move away from the current bespoke protocol to a new standardised WITS DNP3 implementation for all the telemetry assets. In conjunction with MultiTrode R&D department Capula has developed and deployed the MultiSmart iPSM using WITS DNP3, this is the first roll out using WITS DNP3 in the world.

"We believe that our previous experience in successfully delivering these types of schemes for other major clients, our existing relationship with Thames Water, and our recent delivery expertise on Thames Water projects were key factors in Capula being awarded this framework agreement" said Simon Coombs, Business Development Director at Capula, "Naturally, we are very much looking forward to delivering many more projects such as these over the AMP5 period."

Stuart Duncan GM of MultiTrode UK Ltd said “This marks a very positive change of direction for the UK market and places Thames Water ahead in the industry. Utilising MultiSmart (the world’s first iPSM) delivers significant benefits over traditional UK pump station control and communications systems such as pump controller or PLC’s with a separate outstation which tend to be technically complex but deliver much less in terms of financial benefits to water companies. Retrofitting iPSM’s delivers huge benefits quickly across scale”.




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