New partnership tipped to help developers improve efficiency

SCOTTISH Water Horizons, a commercial subsidiary of Scottish Water, and water technology specialist Xylem Water Solutions have formed a new partnership that has been tipped to help developers improve efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.

The two organisations have teamed up to provide the Scottish developer market with exclusive access to the world’s first waste water pump system with integrated intelligence, Xylem’s Flygt Concertor system.

The system’s smart technology can sense environmental operating conditions and adapt performance of the pumps to ensure they always operates at the optimum level, whilst providing feedback to operators.

The Flygt Concertor system is said to offer up to a 70% saving on energy consumption compared with traditional pumps.

Colin Lindsay, operation manager at Scottish Water Horizons said, “Our new partnership will offer developers peace of mind whilst contributing to a greener future for Scotland. In the midst of climate change, we’re committed to supporting Scotland’s journey to Net Zero Emissions. Scottish Water has pledged to Net Zero five years before the Scottish Government targets, so we want to do everything we can to drive efficiency and protect precious resources. The developer community is constantly looking for innovative systems that will help them reduce their carbon footprint whilst driving down costs. This partnership means they can choose the Flygt Concertor system, safe in the knowledge that installation will be managed and carried out by our team.”

Chris Stewart, Xylem’s regional sales and operations manager for Scotland added, “Xylem are delighted that Scottish Water Horizons have embraced the opportunity to drive innovation and efficiencies into this market. This collaboration will offer significant reductions in capital and operational costs to the housing developer, while contributing significant carbon reductions in line with the Scottish government’s carbon neutral strategy”.

“Historically pump stations can be inefficient, expensive to install and maintain, with significant operational costs. Many of the problems that developers experience with pump stations, such as clogging and breakdowns can be alleviated through the use of innovative Xylem technology that has a proven track record within the utilities market.”