Partner spotlight: Cubic Transportation Systems, Itron, IBM, CH2M, Elster

Wed, 2015-05-13 06:00 -- SCC Staff

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Cubic tapped to roll out intelligent transport in Manchester, UK
Cubic Transportation Systems, a Council Lead Partner, was chosen to deliver Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) new Optimized Public Transport Integration System (OPTIS). OPTIS will contribute specifically to the delivery of two projects within the smarter travel package: travel information and network efficiency, the latter involving integration with TfGM’s advanced traffic management solution. Working with Cloud Amber, SilverRail and MXData, Cubic will serve as the systems integrator bringing together a seamless solution.

Itron begins massive smart water meter upgrade in Jordanian capital
The project in the greater Amman area of Jordan will utilize Itron’s smart water solution and state-of-the-art ultrasonic water metering technology to reduce non-revenue water (NRW), which is currently 37% for Miyahuna, the water utility Council Lead Partner Itron is working with. A total of 123,000 of these smart residential ultrasonic water meters will be produced by Itron France and will be installed by the end of July 2016. "For Itron, this marks the single largest implementation of a comprehensive apparent loss reduction program for a water utility," said Mathias Martin, Itron vice president of sales, EMEA, Water.

IBM, Peugeot team on connected car services for smart cities
PSA Peugeot Citroën and Council Lead Partner IBM are partnering to help various industries within the Internet of Things economy analyze data to deliver new services from connected vehicles. This entirely new ecosystem of connected services allows PSA to develop new business opportunities for a variety of industries, including automotive distribution, smarter cities and retail. For example, drivers and car passengers can benefit from new information improving the safety and the comfort of their mobility, while smarter cities can develop an advanced communication service that warns of roadwork, new traffic patterns or congestion right in the car.

CH2M water projects receive big international honors
Two CH2M projects received industry honors at the recent Global Water Awards ceremony in Athens, Greece. The Region of Peel's Lakeview Water Treatment Plant, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was named the Water Project of the Year. SCC Associate Partner CH2M designed, permitted and commissioned the expansion project on behalf of the Region of Peel, which was recognized for the innovative deployment of one of the world's largest integrated ozone, biological contactors and membrane facilities. Additionally, CH2M's client, Hunter Water, received an Award of Distinction for Water Reuse Project of the Year for its Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme, a groundbreaking wastewater recycling initiative. The 2015 Global Water Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the international water industry.

Elster in line to provide even more Memphis smart meters
SCC Associate Partner Elster is expected to secure a $240 million deal with Memphis Light Gas & Water to supply more than 1 million meters, according to Metering & Smart Energy International. Commissioners for the Tennessee municipal utility have approved a proposal under which Elster would provide 1.14 million smart meters over the next five years. In 2012, the utility ran a three-year pilot program with about 1,000 electric smart meters. When the pilot proved successful, Memphis Light Gas & Water then bought 60,000 meters and systems from Elster and installed them outside the homes of 24,000 customers. The proposal to expand the program, which still must be approved by a vote of the full Memphis City Council, would hook up another 421,000 utility customers to smart meters.

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