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Dutch wastewater treatment plant announces Schneider Electric as preferred supplier

As a preferred supplier, Schneider Electric will combine the capabilities of its EcoStruxure™ Automation Expert solution with the Nereda technology.

January 13, 2022  by CM Staff

Nereda Utrecht wastewater treatment plant with Schneider Electric technology (CNW Group/Schneider Electric Canada Inc.)

MISSISSAUGA — Royal HaskoningDHV announces that Schneider Electric is now a global preferred supplier for its Nereda® wastewater treatment solution. Schneider Electric a company involved in digital transformation of energy management and automation. Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent consultancy that integrates digital technologies and software solutions to design, safeguard, and maintain the built environment — from infrastructure, mobility and buildings to energy, water supplies and industrial sites. Nereda is a wastewater treatment technology that purifies water using the features of aerobic granular sludge.

As a preferred supplier, Schneider Electric will combine the capabilities of its EcoStruxure™ Automation Expert solution, with the Nereda technology to develop Nereda’s Process Control. The control system hopes to improve plant process efficiency and allow wastewater customers to have complete lifecycle management, the integration of IT/OT services, and improved system diagnostics for their automation systems.

“I am very excited to welcome Schneider Electric to the Nereda Community. This partnership will benefit our clients with even stronger project execution, plant performance, and opportunities for optimization,” said René Noppeney, Global Director of Water Technology Products, Royal HaskoningDHV.

“We are delighted to be supporting Nereda and its award-winning wastewater treatment technology,” said Alain Dedieu, Water and Wastewater president, Schneider Electric. “EcoStruxure Automation Expert takes a software-centric, native IT/OT convergence approach to automation. This makes it easy to integrate advanced IT applications, tools, and technologies, and allows greater hardware flexibility and asset-based maintenance — all of which improves sustainability and resilience in wastewater treatment plants.”

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Nereda is reportedly known for its integrated software controller through which plant operators can directly view plant performance along key parameters and explore resources for optimization. This solution will facilitate project execution and plant operation onsite by streamlining the implementation, testing, and updating of the Nereda control software on any plants.

This new partnership with Schneider Electric is an important step to advance the Nereda technology. Additionally, the partnership opens the possibilities for leveraging digital integrations to further optimize plant performance.