Asset and maintenance management experts Vetasi Ltd (Vetasi) have been selected by Affinity Water, the UK’s largest water-only supplier, to install a new Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) platform, using IBM Maximo.
The 13-month long project will involve the replacement of multiple legacy systems for the management of work on distributed assets across the Affinity Water estate.
The new system will utilise Maximo for Utilities, along with Maximo Service Provider and Scheduler, and IBM’s latest solution for mobile work management, Maximo Anywhere.
As well as extensive integration to Affinity Water’s business critical systems, such as its CRM and billing system, the solution will also feature GIS to enable the spatial representation of work locations and route optimisation. It will also provide integration with Local Authority Highways notification systems for automated permit applications. Affinity Water will have around 600 users accessing one consolidated solution.
Affinity Water provide 900 million litres of water each day to a population of more than 3.5 million people in parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield. Affinity Water also supply water to the Tendring peninsula in Essex and the Folkestone and Dover areas of Kent.
Commenting on the project, Vetasi Managing Director, James Prior, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Affinity Water and look forward to working with their team in implementing yet another Maximo solution into the UK water sector”.
This is Vetasi’s third successive project for a water company, following successful implementations at South East Water and South Staffordshire Water Plc. The company was chosen from six bidders invited to tender for the contract back in May 2013.
Vetasi is a market leader in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions for the utilities sector, using IBM Maximo and its template solution for the water industry, VUTS. Since 2005, the company has been working alongside companies, such as South East Water, South Staffordshire Water Plc, Northern Ireland Electricity and Scotia Gas Networks, to significantly improve asset performance and maximise their return on investment.