OPTIMISATION

Third-party assessment and advisory services that maximise efficiency and promote innovation

WHAT IS OPTIMISATION IN THE CONTEXT OF WATER SERVICES?

As concerns over water scarcity continue to mount, demand for fresh water and waste water services is rising rapidly around the world. Authorities and utilities must meet this demand while contending with soaring energy costs, and generally increasing opex and capex of water infrastructure. The industry is also under pressure from changing technologies, with stakeholders having to incorporate innovative solutions that are increasingly complex. Good water management is crucial to ensure efficiency and competitiveness in the industry, while maintaining the security of your critical water network infrastructure is essential. Investors in water services need to consider all these factors when weighing up investment decisions.

At the onset, TÜV SÜD audits your existing infrastructure to provide an independent assessment of its present situation. We then perform analyses to identify potential areas for optimisation such as energy consumption, usage of chemicals and operating funds, as well as asset integrity and overall performance. In addition to preparing an efficiency criteria catalogue, our experts support you in developing and evaluating different scenarios and technological options.

WHY IS WATER OPTIMISATION IMPORTANT? 

Water optimisation helps you to maintain current service levels and ensure future demands can be met. We provide technical services to help you plan and implement innovative solutions in your water operations, achieve sustainable and efficient maintenance routine and establish a continuous improvement process.

TÜV SÜD HELPS TO PLAN AND IMPLEMENT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN YOUR WATER OPERATIONS

TÜV SÜD is completely independent and impartial. Beyond ensuring neutrality and transparency for your projects, our objectivity instils confidence in the potential of new technologies and adds value to your business.

We adopt a systemic and interdisciplinary approach that covers all phases of optimisation, from planning through to implementation, commissioning and maintenance. With our international expertise and local market knowledge, we customise solutions to the individual needs of our clients. In addition, our vast experience as a damage assessor and conflict mediator enables us to identify and mitigate all relevant risks.

WHAT DO WATER OPTIMISATION SERVICES INVOLVE?

TÜV SÜD supports you in optimising your water and waste water systems with the following services.

  • AS-IS ANALYSIS
    Applying our experience and best practices, we collaborate with clients to systematically develop an efficiency catalogue using efficiency analysis as well as assessment tools and approaches. Our experts then perform an as-is analysis, such as screening or in-depth analysis, of your planned or existing system.
  • ASSESSMENT
    The criteria of our assessment services are based on your priorities. Assessments are performed
    using the as-is analysis and our evaluation of your system’s efficiency and availability. This enables our experts to identify potential areas for optimisation of your operations.
  • DETERMINING OPTIMISATION MEASURES 
    TÜV SÜD supports you in evaluating and prioritizing potential areas of optimisation as well as risk mitigation measures. We also recommend the optimal sequence of implementation. By indicating the cost effectiveness of these measures, we enable you to determine potential savings. As a risk assessment expert, we also quantify the potential risks associated with implementing new technologies and technical solutions.
  • EVALUATION OF MEASURES
    Following implementation, new measures are evaluated to determine effectiveness. We also assess the new as-is status, documentation and management system of your water and waste water systems.
 

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