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    Schneider Electric wins 4 million euro contract to provide an integrated solution for the new Budapest wastewater treatment plant

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), July 22, 2008 – Schneider Electric has won a 4 million euro contract for the energy management and process control of the new Budapest wastewater treatment plant located on the Csepel Island.

    Led by the consortium formed by Degrémont (Suez Environnement), OTV (Veolia) for the design and the process treatment and Hídépítő (Vinci), Alterra (Colas) for the civil engineering work, it is the European Union’s largest environmental project.

    The plant will carry out the biological treatment of an average flow of 350 000 m3/ day, equivalent to 50% of the Budapest water needs and will release into the Danube water with a quality complying with the European standard.

    Schneider Electric has defined the best fitting solution for the four main applications of the wastewater plant, its scope of supply includes:
    - the delivery of the complete energy solution, from 10kV medium voltage to low voltage distribution
    - the energy efficiency solution such as the phase corrector equipment
    - the entire process control
    - the fully integrated motor control center solution

    We built our approach in accordance of the special requirements and needs of the customer: connectivity and automation everywhere and services at all stages of the lifecycle of the water process. On one hand, the consortium has chosen our complete and integrated solution system where the four applications are interconnected, instead of handling them separately. On the other hand, it has dealt with a unique partner to simplify their interface role, to integrate the full responsibility in the completion, and to improve flexibility and reactivity,” commented Jacques Francescato, Country Manager, Schneider Electric Hungary.
    For us, one of the key elements is the Schneider Electric capacity to leverage its global organisation in support to its Hungarian entity in terms of design, optimisation of the architecture and solution and management of risks,” added the Csepel Consortium.

    Through this project, Schneider Electric is evidencing its capacity to provide relevant and integrated solutions in municipal water applications.

    Schneider Electric in the water industry
    Schneider Electric provides solutions throughout the life cycle of the water process and allow its customers to face their challenges:
    - optimisation of their design and operating costs
    - reduction of their operating costs: up to a 30% saving in energy
    - high availability water treatment and high required water quality
    - distribution of water 24/7
    - management of a network of pumping stations
    - adaptation of the process to regulation changes
    - various services

    About Schneider Electric
    Global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions making energy safe, reliable, efficient and productive in the energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres & networks, buildings and residential markets. With sales of 17.3 billion euro in 2007, the company's 120,000 employees in 102 countries help individuals & organisations make the most of their energy.