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Rezatec to carry out pipeline risk assessment for Italian utility HERA Group

Satellite data analytics provider Rezatec has won a contract for a pipeline risk assessment from utility HERA Group, through its Italian partners Isoil Industria.

Italian multi-utility HERA Group commissioned Isoil to help further understand network dynamics and sensitivities, as well as reduce non-revenue water by using new technologies to interact with existing ones.

Isoil then partnered with Rezatec to deploy its pipeline risk assessment solution, which combines satellite data with machine learning techniques to produce likelihood and consequence of failure risk maps, identifying parts of the network at higher risk of failure.

“We’re delighted to have won the contract with HERA Group to implement Rezatec’s satellite technology to look at the likelihood and criticality of failure,” commented Isoil’s Luca Scansetti. “HERA Group are one of the world’s leading utilities and are always at the front of innovation.”

By employing Rezatec’s technology, HERA Group will benefit from an advanced and data-driven approach to focus field crews on target areas, as well as for prioritising upgrades in areas of the network with the highest risk.

“We already have an advanced suite of technologies helping us to manage our water networks,” added HERA Group’s Galloni Emanuele. “We hope that Rezatec’s innovative satellite technology will bring further value to the HERA Group.”

Philip Briscoe, COO at Rezatec, added: “Through expanding our technology footprint into Italy working with Isoil and HERA Group, we continue to demonstrate our excellence in providing satellite solutions for network operators. Our mission is to help our clients make data informed asset management decisions to reduce leaks, improve margins, and optimise their overall asset management.”