InfoTiles Partners with Arup to Maximise Water Infrastructure Value 

10.07.2024
Digital analytics company InfoTiles has entered a strategic partnership with global engineering consultancy Arup to empower water and wastewater utilities to maximise the value and sustainability of crucial water infrastructure. Using innovative data analytics technology and artificial intelligence, 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.
InfoTiles Partners with Arup to Maximise Water Infrastructure Value 

Johnny Gunneng, chief executive, InfoTiles (Image source: InfoTiles)

By leveraging data in innovative ways, using artificial intelligence (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 identify ways to use data to achieve improved operational outcomes.

These innovative ways to use data could include:

  • Weather event forecasting to predict potential pumped asset failures.
  • Anomaly detection on water and wastewater networks to identify trends, infiltration and blockages.
  • Asset optimisation to enhance water treatment operation efficiency including dosing and maintenance cycles, energy use and carbon emissions.
  • Effective performance management and forecasting of operation optimisation.

Johnny Gunneng, chief executive and founder of InfoTiles said, “Our partnership with Arup is an important milestone for InfoTiles. Teaming up with Arup isn't just about expanding markets, but also about co-creating integrated solutions that seamlessly blend digital ability with engineering excellence.

“This is to support the utilities of tomorrow by offering transformative solutions and creating resilient systems that not only withstand critical challenges, but also champion sustainability."

Arup is a digital leader in the built environment and is committed to innovative research addressing the challenge of climate change.

The firm 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.

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 innovative possibilities through data and insight.”

InfoTiles has already made significant 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.

Source: InfoTiles

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