TaKaDu Expands Presence in Portugal – Signed a Contract with SMAS Loures

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Through the use of TaKaDu, the water utility is expected to increase its network efficiency and reduce water loss levels.

TaKaDu announced today a new customer in Portugal – the company’s local partner, Hubel Indústria da Água, signed a contract with SMAS Loures, to deploy the TaKaDu solution for remotely monitoring SMAS Loures’ water distribution network. The use of TaKaDu’s solution will play a key role in SMAS Loures’ efforts of reducing water loss, a major goal for the utility in the next few years.

TaKaDu’s Software-as-a-Service solution analyses network data and alerts about anomalies in the network through a web interface. The TaKaDu service provides network operators with increased visibility and helps them maintain their network in an efficient and effective way. The service will allow SMAS Loures to utilize data from existing flow and pressure meters to detect leakage events and network problems as they occur and before they escalate.

“At SMAS Loures, we strongly believe in improvement through innovation. As part of our extensive efforts to reduce Non-Revenue Water, we decided to roll-out TaKaDu as a key component to enhance our network visibility and make the most out of our previous investments in network instrumentation by utilizing the data in an optimal way“, said Mrs. Graça Teixeira of SMAS Loures. “We expect TaKaDu to have an impact on the general efficiency of our water distribution network”.

The service is provided to SMAS Loures with the support of Hubel Indústria da Água, s.a., a provider of innovative solutions to NRW to the Portuguese water Management sector, which partners with TaKaDu in this market. “We look forward to support SMAS Loures in its steps towards a smart water network”, said João Pedrosa Rodrigues of Hubel. “We expect TaKaDu’s water network monitoring solution, together with other smart technologies, to change the way water utilities in Portugal work and allow them to dramatically increase their operational efficiency”.

“SMAS Lourse is open to adoption of innovative information technologies and improvements through the use of data”, said Amir Peleg, Founder and CEO of TaKaDu. “I am glad that TaKaDu was recognized by SMAS Loures as a key technology to allow higher water network efficiency, and confident about the future results. Enhanced by the extensive experience and capabilities of Hubel, TaKaDu will help SMAS Loures to improve its network performance and become a ‘smart water network’ quickly”.

About SMAS Loures

SMAS de Loures is implementing several technological platforms, which includes TaKaDu, and also a new platform for GIS information, especially designed to support the activity of water utilities.

It has been taken place the substitution of massive number of water meters, with gradual implementation of intelligent water meters; implementation of a new platform for operational management for human and material resources, and also the computerization of all the inspection services.

In addition they have already implemented a tool for improving information management through document management, fleet renewal, specially adapted to the fast intervention of the operational teams in the field.

About TaKaDu

TaKaDu is the global leader in Water Network Monitoring, providing a platform for water utilities looking to reduce costs and increase efficiency. TaKaDu's web-based solution gives the utility real-time control over network events, using state-of-the-art statistical and mathematical algorithms and an easy to use web application. TaKaDu's patented technology is easy to deploy, requiring no network changes, no additional devices and no capital expenditure. TaKaDu is deployed with leading water utilities across the globe. TaKaDu is a founding member of the Smart Water Networks (SWAN) Forum, and the winner of many industry awards, including the prestigious Technology Pioneer award from the World Economic Forum.

About Hubel Indústria da Água

Hubel Indústria da Água, s.a. is a company which works in the water sector for 30 years, providing to the national market solutions that improve sustainability to the water utilities. The focus of the company is on water management networks, water treatment and reuse of water, with turn key solutions.

The ability to innovate, focus in results and understanding the needs of the clients are the base of our work.

The preferential markets are Portugal and Portuguese spoken countries, were solutions were set and established to work in long terms.

Especially in water management area, Hubel Indústria da Água, s.a, is able to advise, suggest, implement and partnership solutions with the clients enabling them to be more efficient, reducing NRW in the utilities, and improving the sustainability of a water utility.

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