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Success story: Wastewater treatment plant, Dijon (France)

Full Power & Control solution

 
 

 

 

I. CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT / PROJECT CONTEXT

Customer profile (*):

  • Degremont: Design&build and commissioning of the plant
  • Lyonnaise des Eaux: Plant operation
  • Both companies are subsidiaries of Suez Environment
  • Plant size: 400 000 equivalent inhabitants (70 000 m3/day)

Customer objective and constraints (*):

  • No process interruption: this could result in release of wastewater in the environment
  • Energy efficiency: no fossil fuel used for sludge treatment
  • Environment friendly: high quality of water released into the environment and no odour nuisance for the neighbourhood (compliance with EU regulations).

II. SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION

Implementation methodology (main phases) (*):

  • Partnership between Suez-Degrémont technical department and Schneider Electric
  • Definition of Power and Control architecture meeting the customer's requirements
  • Partnership with the System Integrator (AMTE) for equipment selection and implementation.

Duration:

  • 2007: 18 months

Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures…) (*):

 

 
  • MV supply with open ring
  • Each process step managed as a functional unit connected with Ethernet bus

How did we estimate the energy savings (methodology, tools, ...)

  • Benchmark with similar installations under progress.

III. RESULTS / ACHIEVEMENT

Customer benefits (*):

  • High level technical support by having a single manufacturer’s equipment for the automation and power distribution systems
  • Flexible and extendable solution

Customer testimonies (Verbatim):

  • Mr. Ouvrier Buffet, Degrémont, Responsible for Automation commissioning: "The innovative architecture with functional islands is a key factor for service continuity and quality of water rejected into the environment".

Schneider Electric differentiating values VS competitors:

  • Customer intimacy
  • Complete Power and Control solution
  • Energy Efficiency expertise