FEWA (Federal Electricity and Water Authority), United Arab Emirates, opts for ArcFM UT

FEWA (Federal Electricity and Water Authority), United Arab Emirates, decided to implement their enterprise GIS application based on AED-SICAD's ArcFM UT product suite and ESRI's ArcGIS product family. The ESRI distributor and AED-SICAD business partner GISTEC will implement the network information system jointly with MAPS, which is responsible for data collection.

The decision came after an extensive tendering phase, where all major network information system provider were present. FEWA is the most important Water and Electricity Utility in the Northern Emirates. FEWA supplies to more than 177.700 households electricity and water, the maximum power generation capacity is 1.152 MW which stems from 6 power station plants.

GISTEC along with its partners MAPS & AED-SICAD will provide the necessary technical consultancy to establish a strategic GIS Center for FEWA with the necessary hardware, software, data etc. The GIS center in conjunction with the current SCADA center will help to enhance the current technical maintenance and management of FEWA's electrical and water assets and to optimize resources in terms of time, personnel and support material during its activities. This will be directly reflected in an efficient service for FEWA's clients as well as for all public and private institutions that need up-to-date asset information from FEWA in the future.

The AM/FM/GIS Utility project has been designed to be implemented in phases, with the first phase mainly focusing on a Pilot project area within FEWA's area of operations. For this purpose, Western A - Ajman area has been chosen. Currently GISTEC and its partner MAPS are collecting data and other necessary information for this area to provide a comprehensive GIS solution. This first phase is scheduled to last 6 months. The second stage will cover the complete AM/FM/GIS including system integration.

Munich/Neubiberg, April 12, 2005

Short Profile AED-SICAD
AED-SICAD Aktiengesellschaft (AED-SICAD), Bonn/Munich, Germany, is the leading GIS application house in Europe, offering standard applications and tailor-made solutions. Our portfolio comprises high-end geo-information systems for the key segments cadastre and land management, utilities, local government and real estate. AED-SICAD employs around 200 people. With various office sites in Germany as well as numerous distribution partners worldwide AED-SICAD offers a high degree of customer proximity. Additionally, we make use of the international sales channels of ESRI, Leica Geosystems and Siemens. ESRI and Leica Geosystems are holding shares in AED-SICAD. We develop innovative standard applications and branch-specific solutions and offer individual services ranging from project management and consulting, customer-specific customization and localization to technical support and training.

With ArcFM(tm) UT for the utility industry and LM on ArcGIS® for cadastre and land management, AED-SICAD develops a new generation of GIS applications and solutions based on the world-wide leading ArcGIS® core technology.

Short Profile GISTEC:
GISTEC specializes in providing solutions to manage and analyze geographic data. It offers implementation and application development services in the following fields:

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Facility / Asset Management
  • Geographic Imaging for Remote Sensing
  • Document Imaging and Management
  • Digital Map Production
  • Web-based Mapping
Andrea Schmitz

International Sales and Marketing
AED-SICAD Aktiengesellschaft

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