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Energy Efficiency

            Reference: Water

            Wastewater treatment plant, Dijon (France)

            Full Power & Control solution

            Reference: Water 15% Energy savings>95% availability




            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).



            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.


            • 2007: 18 months

            Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):

            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.



            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

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            Solution breakdown

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