Utilities

Utilities

AES has experience and capabilities in the management of various industrial services. These include water treatment (reverse osmosis, de-mineralised water, chlorinated water & water softeners), compressed air, waste water treatment (bioreactor treatment) and chilled & heated water systems.

AES provides Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support for the below installations, where applicable working with the original equipment manufacturers or their agents, to ensure that the plant operating profiles are optimised and that scheduled operational maintenance is initiated:

  • energy & utility plant,
  • water treatment (RO, de-mineralised water, chlorinated water & water softeners),
  • compressed air,
  • waste water treatment (bioreactor treatment) and
  • chilled & heated water systems

In managing utilities, AES takes a holistic approach to evaluating the integrated utility circuits on a particular site. AES takes over the management of all aspects of the operations, maintenance and optimisation of these utility processes.

A critical aspect of evaluating the format of an AES client-partner’s specific utility O&M offer would be to understand the design, layout and current performance of the utilities. This provides a benchmark for the assessment of requirements to; best manage and operate the facility going forward along with potential improvements possible through plant reconfiguration / redesign or replacement.

In providing resources for managing the utility facility, AES seeks to take over all utilities (other than incoming water supply and grid electrical supply), in order to ensure that AES’s resource cost is optimised as part of the O&M services on the client operation. The provision of O&M services on a single utility (e.g. purely on compressed air) is impractical and uneconomical. AES provides input to its client-partners on the performance of the utility plant and reports on specific metrics whilst seeking to optimise ongoing performance. This would include, fuel or electrical consumption per unit output (electrical usage per cubic foot of compressed air or efficiency of compressor system). AES aims to tailor its reporting to meet the requirements of its client-partner and provide input into their management and decision-making systems of their utility management.