Xylem/Scottish Water deal aims to cut Caledonian footprint
23 Jun 2020
Scottish Water subsidiary Scottish Water Horizons has signed a deal with technology company Xylem Water Solutions to help developers improve efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.
The organisations will provide the Scottish developer market with exclusive access to Xylem’s Flygt Concertor system, billes as ‘the world’s first waste water pump system with integrated intelligence’.
The Flygt Concertor system’s smart technology can sense environmental operating conditions and adapt the pumps performance to ensure they always operate at the optimum level, whilst providing intelligent feedback to station operators.
It claims up to a 70 per cent saving on energy consumption compared to traditional pumps, drastically reducing carbon and running costs.
David Thompson, capital liaison engineer for Scottish Water, said installation of Xylem pumps at two of SW Ayrshire pumping stations brought collective cost savings of £42,000 per annum, while increased pumps efficiency saw energy savings of around 30 - 40 kilowatts annually
Scottish Water Horizons’ operations oanager Colin Lindsay, said “Our new partnership will offer developers peace of mind whilst contributing to a greener future for Scotland.
“In the midst of climate change, we’re committed to supporting Scotland’s journey to Net Zero Emissions. Scottish Water have pledged to Net Zero five years before the Scottish Government targets, so we want to do everything we can to drive efficiency and protect precious resources.”
Xylem regional sales and operations manager for Scotland Chris Stewart, said collaboration will offer significant reductions in capital and operational costs while contributing significant carbon reductions in line with the Scottish government’s carbon neutral strategy.
“Historically pump stations can be inefficient, expensive to install and maintain, with significant operational costs. Many of the problems that developers experience with pump stations, such as clogging and breakdowns can be alleviated.”