Infor announced that Samra wastewater treatment plant(WWTP), Jordan’s largest wastewater treatment facility, has transformed the efficiency of its operations, reducing its maintenance budgets and helping preserve Jordan’s scarce water reserves by deploying Infor EAM.
Samra, which serves Amman and the neighbouring city of Zarq, opened in 2006 and now serves some 5 million people. The plant has the capacity to treat 370,000 cubic metres of wastewater daily and is currently running at almost 92 percent capacity. While the plant will undergo an expansion to increase capacity by 30 percent starting next year, the directors understood that asset management was one of the main areas for potential improvement. To improve the management of the assets, Samra decided to install Infor EAM, with Infor’s partner Intertec Systems deploying the solution. The first phase of the deployment covered more than 4,000 assets.
This enabled Samra to fully automate its asset maintenance, including daily schedules for the maintenance team to inform technicians which assets to proactively check, repair, maintain or replace across Samra’s four locations.
“By automating our asset maintenance, our 60-strong maintenance team now works proactively, saving hundreds of work hours and ensuring that assets are inspected, maintained and repaired at the right time, before potential problems have a chance to arise. This has helped us reduce our maintenance costs while also helping the overall facility run at a greater level of efficiency, which means the plant is more efficient at treating water,” said Anas Al-Momani, Asset Division Manager, Samra.
“Asset management is important for all organisations, but the benefits are especially keenly felt by utilities such as Samra,” commented Khaled AlShami, Infor Director of Solution Consulting, Middle East & Africa.