Replacing and updating outdated telemetry

Sweco are working for Yorkshire Water to replace and upgrade outdated telemetry at their stations. This has to be achieved without interruption in service for customers. Sweco is the only supplier working with Yorkshire Water with the capability to complete the entire project.

Key Facts

Client: Yorkshire Water

Fee: £5m


This £5m project is part of the Yorkshire Water Telemetry Consultancy AMP6 Framework (£50m capital value). Successful delivery of this programme will enable the client to meet their regulatory requirements and deliver strategic business objectives.

Sweco’s team of engineers are managing all the delivery related activities from desk/ site survey, preparation of tender documents and management of tenders to managing project delivery to asset hand-over and completing asset inventory data. Sweco will manage, specify and provide technical support to deliver telemetry outstation asset replacement in AMP 6.

Sweco is the only supplier working with Yorkshire Water that can supply the entire range of asset management specialists required to ensure business risk reduction, whilst allowing continued operational support.

Sweco engineers are responsible for the entire project from assessment, design, installation and testing as well as the risk and asset management.


Regional Telemetry Units (RTUs) are crucial for delivering the YW telemetry service by collecting site data eg levels, flows, pump status and power status, and transferring it to the Regional Telemetry System (RTS) to provide alarms for CS&N and Production business units on asset performance.

A number of RTUs (models MMIM and MM3X) and their associated battery backup power supply units (PSUs) have been identified as being at, or very close to their asset expiry date. This is a common issue in infrastructure that has historically been subject to minimum maintenance and management.

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The new equipment specified by Sweco, will integrate the latest advances in technology with the current asset standards and engineering specifications, giving a long term solution to the client, that can demonstrate both cost benefits and asset value performance.

Sweco engineers are providing all the technical capability in design/ configuration/ project management and all of the field work, including end to end testing required for the asset replacement, as well as the asset management expertise in meeting business and regulatory challenge.