Scottish Water has appointed BPD Zenith, a global leader in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions, to drive its asset management transformation as part of a six year, £5.8bn strategic maintenance and improvement plan.
In line with government and regulatory expectations, in 2021 Scottish Water launched a six-year investment programme aimed at making improvements to Scotland’s water and wastewater infrastructure. With over 2,500 planned projects in progress to improve drinking water quality, protect the environment and support economic growth, the programme aims to support the success of the water supplier’s three strategic ambitions; providing excellence in service, going beyond net zero emissions, and helping to deliver greater value and financial sustainability.
Scottish Water are a publicly owned water supplier, serving 2.62 million households and 159,000 business customers across Scotland. The provider supplies 1.51 billion litres of drinking water daily and takes away and treats 1.07 billion litres of waste from customer properties, before returning it safely to the environment.
As part of the multi-year contract, BPD, which has 30 years in EAM, will work in partnership with Scottish Water to streamline operations, maximise asset performance and efficiency, and ensure the continued delivery of high-quality water and wastewater services to all its customers across Scotland.
BPD Zenith will provide its tailored, fully hosted asset management solution, MaxiCloud. Powered by IBM’s Maximo Application Suite and selected by Scottish Water to drive asset management transformation and provide both short and long-term technical innovation and improvement, including improved resource allocation, reduced downtime, and increased cost savings.
The contract also includes the implementation of Copperleaf’s H2O Solution to provide Asset Investment Planning to support Scottish Waters’ SR21 investment period and long-term transformation programme.
“It’s exciting to be collaborating with BPD Zenith on the implementation of IBM Maximo through BPD’s MaxiCloud enterprise asset management solution.” said John Wigham, Senior Responsible Officer – ORBIT Transformation, Scottish Water. He added: “The system will play a key part in enabling Scottish Water’s ambitious Asset Management aspirations and our strategic objectives to meet the needs of our customers and communities every day.”
Richard Donaldson, Managing Director for EMEA at BPD Zenith said: “We are thrilled to partner with Scottish Water, a forward-thinking organisation that recognises the value of effective Asset Management, to deliver their new transformation project.”
“Our team at BPD Zenith is dedicated to providing World-Class EAM solutions that not only optimise asset performance, but also contribute to a sustainable, carbon neutral future. This partnership demonstrates our shared commitment to delivering the best possible services to the people of Scotland.
“BPD Zenith have been delivering Asset Management Solutions for almost 30 years. Over this time, we have developed award-winning, industry-specific accelerators and add-ons that provide sophisticated functionality. This comes bundled with overall improvements and enhancements, designed to maximise the benefits of the solution, specifically with the end-user in mind. This knowledge has been encapsulated into our MaxiCloud offering, which BPD are confident will provide Scottish Water with a solution that delivers advanced, best practice Asset Management.”