CONCEPCIÓN, Chile – Chilean water utility Essbio has awarded Israeli technology company TaKaDu a contract to improve its water network management.
Essbio will use the TaKaDu system in selected regions, covering a 2,400 km net pipeline and then explore extending it gradually across its whole concession of over 10,000 km.
The deal is in cooperation with G&A Consultores S. A., the local partner of TaKaDu in Chile.
Providing water services to 2.5 million people, Essbio hopes to improve water efficiency in Chile, which has become an important priority in Chile due to significant reductions in rainfall and mountain winter snow accumulation.
Based on big data analytics, TaKaDu's cloud-based solution enables water utilities to manage the full life-cycle of all their network events (incidents), such as faulty assets, leaks, bursts, water pressure issues, water quality, operational faults and more.
Using raw data from multiple sources, the company provides information about each event, helping utilities detect events early, reduce water loss, shorten repair cycles and improve customer service.
At the end of September TaKaDu announced it had signed up a Romanian water utility to use its system (read WWi story).
Gonzalo Reyes, Essbio’s planning & engineering director, said: “With this TaKaDu program, we are hoping to have online information about the behavior of our drinking water network, which will allow us to reduce reaction time to solve leakage problems, improve service and reduce water loss."
Amir Peleg, TaKaDu’s founder & CEO, said, “We’ve seen growing demand in Latin America for innovative water solutions. Like many countries around the world, water is a precious commodity in Chile and solutions, such as ours, have an important role to play in improving water management. We’re proud to add a leading utility like Essbio to our global customer base.”