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Energy and utilities

Capgemini helps Scottish Water to transform wastewater treatment

Client: Scottish Water
Region: United Kingdom
Sector: Energy and Utilities

Client Challenge:

Scottish Water had little access to connected data from its large wastewater treatment sites, relying on inefficient, manual processes that made it hard to optimise assets, resulting in high energy consumption, increased chemical spend, reduced asset lifespan and compliance risk. Decision making was often slow, hampered by a lack of timely insight and a largely reactive maintenance approach – increasing downtime and driving up asset costs.


Working in partnership with Siemens and using the Siemens Xcelerator platform technology to provide near real-time access to operational data using a combination of current infrastructure and new ‘Internet of Things’ sensors and devices, enabling asset optimisation to reduce energy consumption, emissions, incident severity and cost of asset interventions, while increasing asset life and reducing chemical and operational spend.


  • End-to-end site performance visibility
  • Remote site management
  • Access to real-time data for analysis and control
  • Energy performance monitoring at an asset level
  • Condition monitoring of critical assets
  • Ability to intervene earlier in the asset failure lifecycle
  • Ability to predict and prevent issues before they impact customers and the environment

“This is a complex programme of works and is a critical part of our Digital Transformation journey, helping transform our wastewater business and drive a step-change in operational performance. It will allow us to make better operational decisions, be more efficient and drive significant benefits, particularly in relation to energy consumption and responsive asset failures. As our primary delivery partner, Capgemini has been instrumental in driving this transformation.”

Joyce Gray, Wastewater Business Manager, Scottish Water