|As a global leader in providing specialized wastewater treatment solutions, Sembcorp Utilities runs facilities worldwide with a gross water capacity of around 8.7 million cubic meters per day. To better meet customers’ needs using the latest digital technologies, Sembcorp Utilities has developed the Virtual Brain Water (VBW) platform, an intelligent operations management system for the centralized and automated monitoring and control of its global facilities. Several VBW platform capabilities that support real-time operational decisions for water plants are based on customized data analytics solutions that use state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms deployed as platform-as-a-service applications for business consumption.|
Advanced data analytics algorithms consuming real-time data allow operators to monitor and obtain insights about actual plant operations and conditions in near real time, enabling corrective actions more efficiently. The new capability to provide automated water treatment operations as a service is expected to reduce the business’ time to new markets and clients. The rollout of VBW is anticipated to bring about step change in operational efficiency and business value. The real-time monitoring of plant condition improves the impacts of avoidable effluent quality issues by about 90%, uplifts operational efficiency by 20% through process optimization, and leads to 10% savings on operational cost.