A concession agreement for the installation of smart meters in Antwerp was signed on Thursday, June 23. Water-link is working on this project with the joint venture ENGIE Fabricom-Hydroko, and immediately scored a first in Belgium with this innovative and potentially disruptive project.
Water-link and the City of Antwerp are launching a pilot project with new smart water meters. Over 12 months, 1,000 families will use a smart meter. If the results are positive, water-link will install about 205,000 smart water meters by 2020, and every household in Antwerp will be able to monitor its water consumption remotely at any time.
A joint venture between ENGIE Fabricom and the Belgian company Hydroko has been selected to develop and install the first intelligent water meters in the country.
The City of Antwerp wants every resident to have a smart water meter by the end of 2020, so it signed a concession in the City Hall on Thursday with water company Water-Lek and joint venture ENGIE Fabricom-Hydroko.
Antwerp water company water-link wants to install 205,000 smart meters in every household in Antwerp over the coming years. Yesterday, a concession agreement to this effect was signed in Antwerp City Hall. The meters send readings on a daily basis, which permits real-time billing, rapid leak detection, and more rational use of water.
The water company water-link and the City of Antwerp are starting a pilot project involving new smart water meters. By 2020, all Antwerp’s citizens will be able to monitor their water consumption every day via the internet or various apps.
Antwerp has been positioning itself as a ‘City of Things' for some time, where all kinds of data will be collected to improve the efficiency of services. On Thursday, water-link officially signed a concession agreement, under which a network of smart meters will be installed. ENGIE Fabricom and Hydroko will be responsible for the meters. Dozens of antennas will also be erected in the city to receive encrypted data on a daily basis.
The Antwerp water company water-link is installing smart water meters in Antwerp, in cooperation with ENGIE, Fabricom and Hydroko. This one-year pilot project involves the installation of one thousand smart water meters. If the results are positive, this may be extended to 205,000 smart meters within three to four years.
Kamstrup, the Danish provider of measurement systems, has been awarded a contract for the supply of approximately 193,000 smart water meters for the City of Antwerp.