ERRENTERIA, Spain, Apr. 3, 2012 -- The Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao Bizkaia in Spain has selected Elster (NYSE: ELT) to supply up to 42,000 S220 single-jet water meters over the next 24 months. The Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao Bizkaia manages the primary water supply and drainage network for approximately one million inhabitants, providing services to 90 percent of the population of Bizkaia.
The tender was divided into three zones, with Elster being awarded zone A, which constitutes 47 percent of the total tender award. As part of this tender award, Elster will also install a fixed network AMI system to enable the Consorcio de Aguas de Bilbao Bizkaia to manage their water resources more efficiently.
The S220 single-jet meter was selected for its high accuracy and quality. Designed by Elster's research and development centre, the S220 is Elster's next generation innovative single-jet meter, with a dynamic flow range up to R200. The meter can be equipped with a bi-directional pulser making it suitable for remote consumption reading.
"Elster is committed to providing the customer with the most advanced water measurement and meter reading technology," said Pedro Egaña, regional director of Elster's global water business.
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services -- key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.
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