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.
Water-link, the city water company, unveiled the plans on Thursday, June 23 in Antwerp’s famous city hall, in front of many media representatives.
This contract was awarded by Hydroko, a longstanding partner of Belgian water companies. This is the largest contract for intelligent water meters that Danish company Kamstrup has ever been awarded. Kamstrup’s activities in the area of water meters have been growing strongly, thanks to major investments in technological development and innovation by the company in recent years. The new contract is one of the result of these efforts.
In this groundbreaking project, Kamstrup’s popular smart meter, the MULTICAL® 21, will be integrated with SIGFOX’s IoT communication technology.
It gives water-link access to the technology which the company needs to meet demands.
"The smart meter is the foundation for dealing with drinking water sustainably and carefully,” says project engineer Jan Van Cappellen of water-link.
Kamstrups partner Hydroko is equally excited about the potential benefits of this project. Mark Indigne, CEO of Hydroko, says, “In Kamstrup, we have found precisely the innovative and flexible partner that we needed to carry out this impressive project. We are pioneers internationally, and this contract with water-link is a real milestone for all involved."
Thanks to the pinpoint accuracy of Kamstrup’s advanced smart water meters, water-link can measure extremely low flow rates, and detect leaks, fractures and manipulation, enabling rapid detection of water losses.
"Our meters provide precise data on water consumption, which can be used by water-link to optimize all its network activities and improve services for customers," says Per Trøjbo, Senior Vice President of Water Meters.
The project will start with a pilot involving 1,000 water meters in the coming months. The pilot project will last 12 months, and, if successful, the remaining water meters will be installed by the end of 2017. The target completion date of the project is sometime in 2021.
The demand for Kamstrup’s smart water meters is expected to quadruple over the next four years. At the company’s headquarters in Stlling, Denmark, a new advanced factory is already being built, specifically to meet the demand for water meters.
“In Kamstrup, we have found precisely the innovative and flexible partner that we needed to carry out this impressive project. We are pioneers internationally, and this contract with water-link is a real milestone for all involved."
- Mark Indigne, CEO at Hydroko
According to Per Asmussen, CEO at Kamstrup, this project is likely to attract the attention of large water companies from around the world.
"This project demonstrates Kamstrup’s flexibility and our willingness to do our very best. The ability to integrate our innovative solutions with other communication systems, along with our experience in this area, are of great importance for many utilities,” explains Per Asmussen.
For more information, contact:
Per Trøjbo, Senior Vice President ‐ Water Meters
Work: +45 89 931143
Cellphone: +45 40 861143
René Lansink, Country Manager the Netherlands and Belgium
Work: +31 314 820900