Berlin’s Water Supplier Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) opted for AED-SICAD’s new GIS solution for utilities to replace their existing system IBM-GTIS. On October 27, 2004, BWB ordered – subject to a successful 3-month test installation – a company-wide GIS solution for Berlin’s network for water supply and wastewater disposal. Core of the future system environment will be ArcFM-UT, AED-SICAD’s new standard application for the utility industry as well as novaKANDIS, CADMAP’s application for sewage networks. BWB’s entire GIS solution is now based on ESRI’s ArcGISâ technology. WASY is responsible for the migration services.
The project kick-off at the beginning of November will be a joint workshop with representatives of BWB, their IT service provider Berlin Wasser Services as well as the bidders around AED-SICAD. The completion of the test installation is scheduled for the end of January 2005. During this period, the future users and their IT service provider are to make themselves familiar with the necessary know-how for the project realization of the new GIS system. Provided the success of the test installation, the involved parties will directly proceed with the step-by-step realization of the entire GIS solution.
Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) supplies areas in and around Berlin comprising 3,7 million inhabitants. Berlin features 257.000 service points that are connected to a drinking water network with a length of 7.800 km. In addition, this pipe network contains nearly 62.000 hydrants and close to 90.000 valves. The sewer network with a length of 9.228 km, 226.000 connection lines and 146 pumping stations guarantees a reliable and area-wide wastewater disposal. In Berlin’s surroundings, BWB also acts as a service supplier in all areas of water supply and wastewater disposal.