FLEMISH WATER SUPPLY COMPANY VMW AWARDS CONTRACT FOR UP TO 120,000 WATER METERS TO ELSTER FOR AMR ROLL-OUT
Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Vlaamse Maatschappij voor Watervoorziening (VMW) in Belgium has selected Elster to supply up to 120,000 V200 volumetric water meters with automated meter reading (AMR) capability over the next three years.
The V200 volumetric water meter is one of the most popular and well-established meters in Europe. The V200 is available in a range of sizes from 15mm to 40mm, covers a wide range of flow rates and can be mounted in virtually any position.
It offers long-life and high accuracy over a wide operating range, and has an inductive interface - a prerequisite for AMR. The product has been approved to the latest European Directive 2004/22/EC and international ISO 4064 standards.
“We have been working with Elster for nearly 40 years, having decided to change from the V100 volumetric meter to the V200 volumetric meter as we plan for AMR deployment. The V200 is the appropriate water meter to help us achieve our long-term water management objectives,” said Luc Keustermans, technical director for VMW.
The Flemish water supply company is a full-service water company operating over a million water meters and managing a total of 138 million cubic metres of water a year. It provides services throughout the entire water supply chain to serve approximately 2.6 million customers in 170 Flemish municipalities, making them the largest supplier of drinking water in Flanders.
“Our latest generation innovative V200 volumetric water meter with inductive interface has been specifically developed to support European utilities with their future AMR deployment plans,” commented Bruno Guichard, managing director of Elster’s water metering business in Belgium.
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.
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