Thames Water aims to reduce TOTEX by 20%
The water and wastewater service provider has entered into a partnership with eight2o alliance.
Thames Water, a water and wastewater service provider in the UK, has entered into a partnership with the eight2o alliance.
The two companies will work together on a project aimed at managing Thames Water's asset information generated within the current AMP6 cycle, the UK government's process tendering asset management contracts to private firms for the nation's water infrastructure.
The project will look to enhance Thames Water's processes with its asset data, improving water efficiency, and as a result, cut the total expenditure (TOTEX) of the project by 20%, via Bentley applications.
In order for the project to succeed, Thames Water's asset management system needed to be introduced into a connected data environment, which would then house designs in both 3D and 4D construction simulation data.
Furthermore, the connected data environment would need to communicate seamlessly other applications aligned with AMP6 goals, in order to ensure compliance is met. To that end Thames Water has opted to implement Bentley's ProjectWise CONNECT Edition, which delivers a connected data environment in the Cloud, and as a result, has allowed the company to become BIM Level 2 compliant.
Kevin Bezant, BIM manager, eight2o, said, "We combined Bentley's ProjectWise CONNECT Edition with the provision of a hybrid cloud environment to securely host and manage eight2o design information. This has driven efficiency into the AMP6 capital program and provided Thames Water's asset management teams with enriched asset information that can be reused time and time again throughout the life of the asset."