Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Awards Water Metering Contract to Elster

By Elster, PRNE
Monday, November 7, 2011

LUTON, England, November 8, 2011 -

- V100 volumetric water meter delivers high accuracy, long-life and tamper-proof operation -

Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Sharjah utility company, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) has selected Elster to supply more than 30,000 V100 volumetric water meters in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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The V100 volumetric water meter is available in a range of sizes from 15mm to 40mm and provides optimum accuracy and performance. Delivering long-life, low maintenance and tamper-proof operation, the V100 performs in accordance with international ISO 4064 standards.

SEWA supplies electricity, water and natural gas to over 300,000 customers in the Emirate of Sharjah, which is a member of the UAE. As a result of SEWA’s commissioning and development of more desalination plants and well fields in recent years, total water production now amounts to over 32,037 million gallons, equating to an average of 87.8 million gallons per day.

“The V100 range offers very high accuracy in any position and we are delighted to be working with SEWA to supply these meters,” commented Gary Vincent, regional general manager for Elster’s water metering business.

About Elster

Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world’s largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services - key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

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