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Viotel awarded contract for monitoring critical water infrastructure

Announcement posted by Viotel 26 Aug 2020


Viotel is pleased to announce the award of a contract with Watercare for provision of seismic monitoring services for dams, reservoirs and critical infrastructure. Watercare is New Zealand's largest company in the water and wastewater industry. Each day Watercare supplies around 379 million litres of water to Auckland and collects, treats and disposes around 396 million litres of wastewater.

Viotel will undertake evaluations of the Watercare sites and collaborate with Watercare to provide earthquake ground motion monitoring solutions based on our Smart Box 'Internet of Things (IoT)' technology coupled with Amazon Web Services. The contract is for an initial term of 3 years with an option for an additional 2-year extension.

Viotel's success in being awarded this project came through participation in Watercare's agile procurement process: an industry leading innovation that Watercare has adopted to improve procurement outcomes, slash procurement time, remove unnecessary work, and promote transparency. The Viotel team worked with Watercare stakeholders in the procurement workshop, developing a solution canvas that demonstrated our friendly collaborative culture, leading technical capability and a cost effective IoT solution.

"The award of this contract reinforces our commitment for realising the potential of 'Internet of Things' technology to empower infrastructure owners to mitigate risks, identify opportunities and make better decisions," said Viotel Chairman, Dan O'Toole. 

Viotel is looking forward to working together with Watercare to roll out our Smart Box IoT monitoring solution for the structural health of Auckland's critical water infrastructure.