A large power distribution business that delivers electricity to eight million homes was faced with a number of challenges, including the inability to give the local water company accurate information on the volume of surface water they were discharging into the sewer to allow accurate billing. In many cases they were overpaying. Also, with the number of pump stations involved, an efficient process for effectively monitoring and maintaining all pumps was important.
The network is almost exclusively underground and serves some of the most sensitive locations in the UK, meaning flooding in any of the tunnels could prove catastrophic. Sulzer was chosen to assist with providing a solution for managing the risk, should a flood situation occur.