Science Target Conference Systems, Ajman 4th International Environment Conference 2016

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A successful implementation of smart sewerage infrastructure in Ajman, UAE
Christophe Ledur

Last modified: 2015-11-25


Ajman Sewerage (Private) Company Ltd is a partnership between the Government of Ajman, BESIX and Veolia, two leading international water treatment experts from the private sector. Ajman Sewerage collects wastewater, treats it and delivers treated water to the City of Ajman. The sewerage system has about 300 km of sewer lines, 22 pump stations and a wastewater treatment facility that handles 80,000,000 litres/day. On a daily basis, more than 300,000 people living and working in Ajman benefit from the sewerage system.
Over the years Ajman Sewerage has developed a Smart Sewerage Infrastructure. More than merely civil underground pipes and pump stations, the wastewater flows throughout the network system is continuously monitored through Real Time Control and Remote Management, which provides us with numerous benefits. As an example, pumps settings are continuously adjusted based on the information received from upstream and downstream pump stations. This smarter way of managing assets and optimizing their use has also yielded increased assets capacity, significant power savings, and reduced sediment deposition in the sewers and pump stations. A real technical case example in line with Ajman’s 2021 vision toward environmental and operational excellence.