The system that protects the Sea of Galilee from the “water terrorism” of Hezbollah.
The system will collect data from both – the Ramat Gavriel and the Alon Tavor – gas turbines plants and will be used for management and billing by Rapac and by Fenosa (the plants’ O&M company). The iGreen system is already installed in most of Israel’s medium-to-large infrastructure facilities, including most of the privately owned power plants.
The project is planned to be the first pumped storage facility in Israel. The plant is owned by Shikun & Binui – one of Israel’s leading construction firms – and will be operated by GE and Electra. iGreen will be used for technical billing, data validation and operation-drivven analysis.
The project is part of the strategic partnership between IOSight and AW. IOSight anticipates additional projects with American Water and its subsidiaries in 2017 and onwards.
iGreen ETL Database has been upgraded to support all interfaces with OSIsoft PI platform
The University of Massachusetts will computerize all its demonstration sites and supervise their performance using iGreen “System of Systems” platform
The project will focus on identifying cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure facilities based on operational anomaly detection
Meniv is the 20th Israeli water utility to adopt iGreen and will be using it as a central collection and BI solution for operational and water loss analysis. Meniv joins a wide list of market leaders to implement iGreen, such as Haifa – Israel’s 3rd largest city – which recently accomplished commissioning the system
The module is part of the iGreen – IOSight’s leading solution – dashboard and has been tested on various sites during the last year.
Using a GIS based solution provides regional display of remote facilities, easy access to facilities’ performance, quick detection of anomalies & breakdowns, and helps managers improve their performance.
IOSight is proud to announce the operational release of GE’s iHistorian collection protocol which has been successfully installed. iGreen is fully competitive with iHistorian. The newly developed component completes a vast series of drivers, protocols and ETLs and is part of IOSight’s mission to collect data from any available data source with a “click of a button”
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Due to the geography of the southern part of Israel, this region lacks sufficient local water sources. Therefore significant efforts are made to utilize every possible local water source, including desalination of brackish water found in wells throughout the region. Mekorot, Israel national water carrier, created a sustainable solution for treating Lahat wells brackish water – a 44,000 m³/day desalination plant built in two stages.
The first stage includes capability of a 22,000 m³/day BWRO desalination plant. Since Lahat is located inland, special attention was given to environmental issues – in particular energy consumption and concentrate disposal issues.
The plais fully automated, and all the information is transmitted to Mekorot’s
regional control center (Simha), including the ability to operate the plant from there (about 50 Km. away from the plant).
The brine from the plant flows to the sea via a pipeline that collect the brine from other
desalination plants (Granot) along the way.
City Council awarded IDE Americas, Inc. a design/build/operate contract to re-commission the desalination plant. The City’s plant will use state-of-the-art technology and design practices to reduce the plant’s impact on the environment.
The design includes a screened ocean intake structure equipped with openings no larger than 1.6 mm (approximately 1/16”), diluted and diffused brine discharge, and high-efficiency pumps and motors to reduce the plant’s overall electrical power demands. The plant is scheduled to be in service by September 2016, and will annually produce 3,125 acre-feet of potable water for the City’s water customers, meeting approximately 30% of the community’s water demands.
In today’s world, water infrastructure operators are under pressure to optimize performance. Water facilities are complex engineering operations, comprised of highly diverse components and systems. Presently, data analyses are often conducted using unsophisticated user-generated plots and spreadsheets. Due to an abundance of data being collected and often limited labor available to process and analyze these data, opportunities to increase efficiency are usually not occurring. These lost opportunities result in inefficiencies in key operational expenditures including power, chemicals, and labor.
The proposed Smart Water Management System (SWMS) will develop and integrate a comprehensive data management, data analysis, and reporting systems covering the major processes performed in the plant. This will allow the local plant operators to leverage the system reports and analytics to create an improved, streamlined and more efficient operation. While focusing on a single location, the lessons learned from the proposed project, will be useful to the larger North American and global water utility sector. Using SWMS will demonstrate the potential benefits of smart data management and reporting, to an operating water treatment facility, emphasizing increased efficiency and cost savings.
American Water – Founded in 1886 as the American Water Works & Guarantee Company, American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the United States. American Water is the parent company to our nineteen state subsidiaries, serving approximately 15 million people in more than 30 states. With over 300 systems (ranging from small wells to systems of over 150 MGD) directly owned and operated, American Water provides a wide variety of systems with respect to climate, topography, layout and supply that could test the innovation. American Water has a staff dedicated to innovation to assist in the development and implementation of the product.
The SWMS program will center on the installation of SWMS at NJ American’s Southwest NJ operations. This system is located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, PA. The system is centered on the Delaware River Regional Water Treatment Plant (DRRWTP) in Delran NJ but also includes 63 groundwater wells. On average, the system delivers 42 million gallons per day to residential customers in 11 different pressure zones and 23 wholesale customers. The majority of system delivery is supplied by the DRRWTP (60%). Because of the minimal treatment requirements of groundwater systems relative to Delaware River water, the cost of treatment for the DRRWTP drives the operational efficiency of the system as a whole.
The DRRWTP treatment train includes preozonation, coagulation with ferric chloride, clarification through SuperPulsator sludge blanket clarifiers, filtration through granular activated carbon filters, and final disinfection with chlorine.
A second site to be used will be the Jefferson Peaks wastewater treatment plant located in Oak Ridge, NJ (in the northwestern part of the state). The plant, while relatively small (125,000 gallons per day capacity), is complex, utilizing membrane bioreactors and disinfection with ultraviolet light. The plant is operated at low dissolved oxygen conditions to enable nitrification and denitrification. Thus, process control is critical for the plant to maintain its stringent discharge limitations.
Following the detailed development of the SWMS at the two plants (Delran and Jefferson Peaks), two additional American Water plants will be identified for compatibility tests to determine how quickly iWt and iWWt systems can be integrated into new plants.
Hera (Holding Energia Risorse Ambiente, Energy Resource Environment Holdings) is a multiutility company based in Bologna, Italy. Hera operates in the distribution of gas, water, energy, and waste disposal in the provinces of Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Ravenna, Rimini, Pesaro and Urbino, and in some municipalities of Florence and Ancona. In October 2012, Hera approved the merger with AcegasAps Group, which operates in the cities of Padua and Trieste. On the 1st of July 2014 AMGA, which operates in Udine merged into Hera Group.
In Ferrara, the water is clean and so is the energy, thanks to the drinking water treatment plant in Pontelagoscuro and the geothermal plant in Cassana. The first, built in 1930, treats mainly surface water from the Po River, with a production capacity of 1,400 litres per second. The plant provides purified water to about 215,000 people, equivalent to 60% of the residents of the province of Ferrara.
The iGreen system will collect on line information from both facilities and will serve Edeltech as the main monitoring and management control over the facilities. iGreen will serve as a support system for the billing process, supply operational information and provide dashboard tools to the company executives.
The Edeltech Group – a privately owned group of companies – is a leader in the area of development and construction of gas-fired private power plants for the production of electricity and industrial thermal energy. The group is also active in the areas of real estate and infrastructure development. As a result of the crisis in the Israeli energy market, and the lack of alternative power producers, Edeltech is actively promoting a number of major projects, in cooperation with the largest financial and industrial companies in the Israeli market. The Edeltech Group has been active since early this decade, in cooperation with Zorlu Enerji, a major Turkish company. Edeltech’s resources include a uniquely talented and highly experienced professional staff, who have accumulated the most experience of any group in Israel by far in the development, financing and construction of energy projects. Edeltech is currently involved in the development and construction of five cogeneration projects, in cooperation with several of the leading companies in Israel (Haifa Chemicals, Solbar Industries, Agan Chemicals, Makhteshim Chemicals works and others). Edeltech, via its associated company Edelcom, is also a partner in the first large independent power plant (IPP) to be built in Israel – Dorad Energy Ltd.
Once these projects are completed and placed in service, Edeltech will be a principal partner in power plants with a combined capacity of over 1200 MW, representing approximately of 11% of the total installed electricity production capacity in Israel, having developed energy projects with a combined value of over one and a half billion dollars. These projects establish Edeltech as the dominant privately owned electricity production company in Israel.
ASHDOD ENERGY Ltd.
Ashdod Energy Ltd. (a special purpose company) is developing a power plant adjacent to the Agan Chemicals Ltd. plant in the northern Ashdod industrial zone. The project will include a combined cycle cogeneration plant which will generate approximately 55 MW of electricity up to 40 tons per hour of process steam for the industrial host.
The plant will use natural gas, and will provide all of the energy needs for the Agan plant. Excess electricity capacity will be sold to other consumers, and to the Israeli Electric Company in accordance with the electricity market regulations.
RAMAT NEGEV ENERGY Ltd.
Ramat Negev Energy Ltd. (a special purpose company) is developing a power plant within the site of the Makhteshim Chemicals Works Ltd. plant in the Ramat Hovav industrial zone. The project will include a combined cycle cogeneration plant which will generate approximately 120 MW of electricity plus an additional 110 tons per hour of process steam for the industrial host.
The plant will use natural gas as its primary fuel source (with LFO as backup), and will provide all of the energy needs for the Makhteshim plant, in addition to other industrial services (treated water, compressed air). Excess electricity and process steam capacity will be sold to other consumers in the immediate area, and to the Israeli Electric Company in accordance with the electricity market regulations.
The system will combine several remote monitoring stations equipped with special sensors, Mekorot smart algorithms and IOSight data management and reporting (DM&R) system. The expert system will provide, dashboards and reports, continuous status of water quality, detection of anomalies, reliable water quality alerts per area, pollution propagation displays.
Mekorot is the national water company of Israel and the country’s top agency for water management. Founded in 1937, it supplies Israel with 90% of its drinking water and operates a cross-country water.
Mekorot, ranked one of the ten leading water companies in the world, holds knowhow, capabilities and experience of more than 75 years. Based on these significant added values, Mekorot established WaTech – the Center for Technological Innovation and Co-operation in the field of water. The Center constitutes a technological incubator and is meant to provide a response to the water challenges in Israel and worldwide, by locating and developing the water technologies of tomorrow.
Mei Sheva is the water utility of Beer Sheba Ofakim and vicinity. The Utility is serving 90,000 residences and a population of 235,000 peoples supplying water and sewer services. Mei Sheva is handling 592 km of water and sewer pipes.
The iUtility smart water management system will manage the operational data of Mei Sheva, supply comprehensive reporting and present Water Balance Data for all Mei Sheva DMAs. This will enable the Utility to get a “real time comprehensive picture” of water losses status and smartly manage water losses in each DMA.
Mekorot Development & Enterprise awarded a turnkey contract to IVM.
Ashdod desalination plant is being constructed in the coastal city of Ashdod in Israel. Mekorot Development & Enterprise, a subsidiary of Israeli water firm Mekorot, signed an agreement with the Israeli Government for the construction of the desalination facility in August 2011. The plant will supply 100 million cubic meters of desalinated seawater annually to the national water system through the National Water Carrier.
The Ashdod facility will contribute around 15% of Israel’s domestic water consumption. Upon completion, it will be among the world’s biggest seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plants with ultra-filtration (UF) as a pre-treatment process.
Ashdod facility details
The Ashdod facility is the fifth plant being built in Israel after the Ashkelon (120m³/day), Palmachim (45m³/day), Hadera (127m³/day) and Sorek (624,000m³/day) facilities. It will draw water from the Mediterranean coast, similar to the other four plants.
Mekorot will plan, build and operate (BOT) the project for a period of 26.5 years before transferring ownership to the state.
Construction of the desalination plant began in August 2011 with €120m ($163m approximately) provided by the European Investment Bank. Hapoalim Bank will also provide financing for the project.
Desalination plant components
The Ashdod desalination plant will cover an area of 7,450m² and have a total built-up area of 6,300m². The SWRO facility includes two main buildings, each comprising pre-treatment and RO process equipment.
Other plant infrastructure, such as brine pumps, tanks, raw water tank and pre-filtering equipment, will be located outside the buildings.
Arik Scharia, The CEO of Sorek, commented: “iGreen is the main data management & reporting system we are using to manage and monitor the overall desalination process and provide reports to the regulators. Our goal was to bring the SOREK desalination system into a state of full capacity from the beginning of production. We were very pleased to experience the simplicity, ease of use and speed of deployment of the iDesal system. Today it has become a critical tool for managing the Sorek facility, analyzing the efficiency of the process, the availability of production components, monitoring costs of raw materials, energy efficiency and reporting to the regulatory authorities on a regular basis”
Sorek plant is the largest desalination facility in Israel and one of the world largest. Sorek was establishing through a partnership between IDE and Hutchison Water and was successfully commissioned on November 2013. In 2014 it is producing 120 million cubic meters of water growing to 150 million cubic meters of water all in accordance with the growing requirement of the state of Israel and under strict efficient use of energy.
The Carlsbad Project is one of the largest Desalination Plants in the Western Hemisphere and a Complete Game Changer for Desalination in the US.
The plant overcame significant practical, regulatory and economic hurdles to deliver a cost effective and environmentally friendly water supply.
IDE and its partners Poseidon Water worked for years to develop a desalination solution that meets all the challenging criteria.
Capacity: 54M gallons (204,412 m3) per day
Technology: Reverse Osmosis (SWRO)
Project type: Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) + Operation & Maintenance (O&M)
Location: Encina Power Station, Carlsbad, California
Footprint: ~5.5 acres
Commission date: 2015
Mekorot Development and Enterprise and its partner from Cyprus, Logicom (Via the MN Limassol Water Co. Ltd.) won the international tender to upgrade and operate the desalination plant in Larnaca.
The plant will desalinate 60,000 cubic meters of seawater daily and supply it to the Cyprus Water Authority for a period of 27 years.Through the Limassol and Larnaca desalination plants, Mekorot will supply approximately 40% of the water in Cyprus, and will solve its rising water shortage.
The project consolidates data from Agro sources, AMR system, Residential sources and SCADA systems.
The analyzed data will be used for operation optimization, water allocations, metering and accurate customer data for billing.
Mekorot Development and Enterprise and its partner from Cyprus, Logicom,(via the MN Limassol Water Co. Ltd.) won the international BOT tender for the planning, funding, construction and operation of the Seawater Desalination Plant in Limassol, Cyprus.
As part of this project, the companies will operate the desalination plant for a period of 25 years. Upon its completion, it will supply over 40,000 cubic meters of desalinated water daily to the Cyprus Water Authority. Through its two desalination plants, Mekorot will supply approximately 40% of the water in Cyprus, and will solve its rising water shortage.
The basic role of the system is to help ensure that the wastewater entering the sewer system will be of the highest possible quality.
Quality control unit engineers sample wastewater at industrial plants on a random basis. These samples are tested at the laboratory. The information that is collected is processed and is used as a basis for a series of specific demands directed toward each individual factory of whatever kind, as to compulsory principles by which it must treat its wastewater and the facilities that it must install in order to attain a wastewater quality that complies with legal requirements.
Factories that fail to comply with the regulations, install facilities that are unsuitable or repeatedly deviate from wastewater quality requirements bring about intervention by the municipal legal system and the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
iGreen Industrial Waste Water expert schedules and manage factories visits & samples, monitors online and lab data, publish rule based pollutions and quality exceptions, and provide regulators (the Israeli water authority and the ministry of environment protection) with a suit of daily and monthly reports.
The installation, performed under a cooperation agreement between IOSight and Waterfall, enables INGL a safe and reliable unidirectional transfer of critical information (using the Waterfall system) between its operational control / measurement systems to the IOSight iGreen data management system. The iGreen system stores the data, analyzes it and prepares complex reports including amounts of gas produced, amounts of gas supplied to customers, billing data, and more.
Israel Natural Gas Lines (ING) is a government owned company responsible for the construction and operation of the national high pressure natural gas transmission system.
Waterfall Security Solution is a leading provider of network security products using unidirectional communication.
IOSight is a leading solution provider of cost effective BI / Data Management systems for Water & Energy infrastructure facilities, reducing costs, improving efficiency, increasing productivity, saving energy and supplying regulatory compliance.
Waterfall and IOSight systems are installed in most of the infrastructure facilities in Israel. Following their recent strategic cooperation, both companies offer a comprehensive integrated solution providing a secured big data collection / data management / analysis and reporting capability.
“The need for a safe and reliable collection and analysis of data from our operational control system is a basic and every day requirement. At the same time, security regulation and regulatory demands do not allow direct access to on line operational networks. The integrated iGreen – Waterfall system allows us access to online valuable information and reports without compromising data security.”
said Mr. Gil Kashani – director of information systems at INGL