Elster Group SE ADR : Sydney Water Awards Contract to Elster
05/24/2012| 05:24am US/Eastern
- Innovative water metering solutions offer high
accuracy, long-life, reliability and low maintenance -
LUTON, England and MELBOURNE, Australia, May 24, 2012- Elster
(NYSE: ELT) announced today that Sydney Water in Australia
has selected Elster as one of its suppliers to deliver V100
volumetric water meters and Helix water meters over the next
three years, commencing on July 1, 2012.
These meters will help Sydney Water to manage their water
resources more efficiently, by providing accurate measurement
of water usage and control over water leakage and wastage.
Sydney Water is a state-owned corporation, being wholly owned
by the New South Wales Government. It is Australia's largest
water utility with 3,000 staff and an area of operations
covering 12,700 square kilometers. Sydney Water provides
drinking water, recycled water, wastewater services and
stormwater services to more than four million people in
Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains.
Available in sizes from 15mm to 40mm, Elster's V100
volumetric water meters offer performance to Australian
standards AS 3565 and NMI R.49. The V100 offers high
accuracy, long-life, low maintenance and tamper-proof
operation and can be equipped with wireless automated meter
reading (AMR) systems to provide valuable data for management
information as part of an advanced water metering system.
Elster's Helix water meters are available in sizes 40mm to
300mm and offer reliable and economical performance to
international ISO 4064 standards in a variety of
applications. These include the measurement of water flow in
commercial buildings, such as office blocks, hospitals,
schools and factories where there are large flow variations.
The product is suitable for improved low flow detection, thus
enhancing leakage identification and distribution management.
"With the growing importance of water conservation in
Australia, Elster's portfolio of products can support water
utilities such as Sydney Water with access to precise
measurement data. This information allows them to accurately
bill customers for water usage, and to identify leaks within
their distribution system, improving efficiency and helping
to reduce water losses," commented Rob Campbell, managing
director of Elster's water metering business in Australia.
Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world's largest electricity,
gas and water measurement and control providers. Its
offerings include distribution monitoring and control,
advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and
software solutions, and numerous related communications and
services - key components for enabling consumer choice,
operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and
solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and
emerging smart grid markets.
Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue
measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million
metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10
years. It sells its products and services in more than 130
countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility
applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and
transmission and distribution applications.