SCADA solution boosts Ho Chi Minh City water distribution network


ABB and TaKaDu are providing a water management solution designed to boost efficiency and reduce water leakage in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Saigon Water Supply Corporation (SAWACO) is deploying a solution that combines ABB’s digital control and monitoring technologies with TaKaDu’s Integrated Event Management Solution.

This implementation is part of its restoration of Ho Chi Minh City’s water distribution network. The technology will be used to monitor and control the entire distribution system.

The ABB SCADA solution – ABB Ability Symphony Plus – and TaKaDu’s Event Management Solution will detect, analyse and manage network events and incidents such as leaks, bursts, faulty assets, data issues and operational failures.

SAWACO will use the solution to monitor the network conditions digitally though multiple data collection points, such as sensors and meters, and offer actionable insights to reduce non-revenue water. This will in turn allow increased amounts of water to be delivered to the city’s industries and eight million residents with greater ease.

The ABB / TaKaDu solution is expected to save SAWACO 50 Mio m³/year of water savings, equivalent to 20,000 Olympic-size swimming pools, while production cost savings could be higher than $10 million a year.

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s economic hub and aims to ensure access for all to clean water, without disruption. The plan further aims to decrease water leaks, which ultimately decrease the efficiency of the distribution network.

Last year, Ho Chi Minh City lost nearly 30 percent of its potable water to leaking and damaged pipes.


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