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Hitachi, Ltd. (“Hitachi”) has received an order from the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (“MCWD”), a publicly operated city water supplier in the Philippines, for a project involving the construction of a broad area water supply monitoring system. The order was secured jointly with Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation (”Yokogawa Solution Service”), a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation. Hitachi will serve as the representative of both companies on this project, which is being undertaken through a grant from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The Metropolitan Cebu district is the second largest metropolitan district in the Philippines, comprising seven cities and six towns (including the city of Cebu) in Cebu Province, in the central Philippines. In recent years, Metro Cebu has experienced significant population growth as well as rapid development as an economic base, and the existing water supply system has been unable to keep up with this growth. The project is being undertaken to resolve this situation. Specifically, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system will be introduced to continually monitor the status of water supply operations from a central control room, and a structure will be put in place to enable the appropriate operation and management of city water facilities.
On this project, Hitachi will install flow meters and other devices in existing service reservoirs without interrupting the district’s water supply. Yokogawa Solution Service will build the SCADA system as well as a water leakage management system. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of March 2016.
Hitachi has positioned the water environment solution business as a growth field in the context of the Social Innovation Business, and will continue to accelerate the global rollout of these business activities by strengthening collaborations with customers and partner companies, and by actively participating in water infrastructure projects, which are expected to see increasing demand in the future, particularly in emerging countries.