The digital transformation will enable the water authority to make better decisions, take appropriate action more quickly, ensure that it continuously gets the most value out of its wastewater infrastructure, and optimise the cost efficiency of its operational management. Digitisation will also make business operations future-proof.
Over the years to come, WBL will take an essential next step in the development of data-driven business operations. By choosing Royal HaskoningDHV Digital, we have gained a partner with a valuable combination of expertise: in-depth knowledge of wastewater treatment management and digital know-how.
The new collaboration between WBL and Royal HaskoningDHV Digital will consist of two parts. One part is the development and implementation of a big data platform, which will collect data from the source systems at WBL.
The other part will be the implementation of an Aquasuite machine learning application on this big data platform. This will monitor the performance of all 149 WBL sewage pumping stations and will detect abnormal behavior at an early stage. It will show the information to the process operators in the Central Control Room of WBL in an intuitive manner.
By using machine learning for the entire system, its performance will improve continuously. It will also allow for more efficient management and anticipate the need for maintenance — the largest expense for water authorities. The Aquasuite application and the big data platform will be fully operational for all 149 pumping stations from September 2021.
Together they will form part of a digital twin, a virtual copy of the entire wastewater treatment system managed by the water authority. In the future, WBL and Royal HaskoningDHV Digital will add many other data science applications, including modules of the Aquasuite platform developed by Royal HaskoningDHV Digital.
Microsoft Azure as a Basis
The professional implementation and management of these rapidly developing technologies, which have to run 24/7 for operational support for operators and maintenance staff, places high structural demands on the cloud platform to be used. This is one of the reasons why WBL has chosen Microsoft Azure for the implementation of the big data platform and the solutions for advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence. Royal HaskoningDHV Digital will partner with WBL over the next six years to develop and manage this Azure environment and deploy the advanced data science applications.
We are delighted to partner with WBL to realise its progressive vision over the coming years. It fits seamlessly with our vision of the role of digital twins in the future management of wastewater treatment. This is how we give substance to our motto: enhancing society together!
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