Article "A 20-year ride on China's digital water train" published by Aquatech

Aquatech, the world's most complete platform for professionals in the world of water technology, invited Bruno Lhopiteau, Managing Director of Siveco China, to write an article on: "A 20-year ride on China's digital water train". In this article, Bruno, a fellow-traveller of Chinese utilities, shares his 20-year experience in the Chinese Water market and more particularly with digital transformation projects.
In this article, Bruno comments that Chinese water companies are moving faster in their digital transformation than their western counterparts. In recent years, most have come to realize that maintenance was a core business, related to water quality and regulatory compliance. Increasingly large budgets are allocated to O&M improvement through digitalization. Historically, anywhere in the world, the success rate of such projects has been low as they tend to be driven by admin and IT. With the advantage of hindsight, Chinese utilities can design IT projects with their exact strategic needs in mind. For this, Siveco has long advocated relying on the ISO 55000 series of Asset Management standards (and its Chinese national standard equivalent) as a practical framework. Several examples of Siveco clients are mentioned.
Based on a long experience all over the world and lessons learned during the rapid and massive Chinese infrastructure built-up of the past 20 years, Siveco China, the pioneer in the development of Smart O&M solutions, has a strong track record in the environmental industry: using the ISO 55000 Asset Management standard as a framework to help water companies to drive continuous improvement, by closing "the ISO 55000 loop". Clients include: Chongqing Sino French Water, Zhongshan Water, Hongcheng Water, Changshu Sino French Water, Capital Water, Suez NWS, Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department, etc.
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About Siveco China
Siveco China (, founded in 2004, is a pioneer in the development of Smart Technologies for the Operation & Maintenance of infrastructures and industrial plants, with a focus on mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow".
Long before the terms "smart" and "4.0" were coined, Siveco has been helping clients optimize the lifecycle of their assets and ensure regulatory compliance using IT. Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", the company has designed a unique approach combining expert maintenance consulting and technological innovation. Smart O&M solutions developed in Siveco's R&D center in Shanghai cover Asset Management, Maintenance 4.0, Risk Prevention and HSE, utilizing Mobility, IoT, BIM, AR and AI technologies.
Siveco China has over 900 customer sites all over Greater China and on the Belt & Road, including ABB, Baosteel Metal, Beijing Environment, Capital Water, Carrefour China, CEPSA, CNEEC, CNOOC, COSCO, Fushun Mining, Engie, Everbright, GE, New World Development, Saint-Gobain, Shell, Suez NWS, Yingde Gases, Zhongshan Water etc. The company boasts a growing export business, working alongside Asian EPC companies and with international clients in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.
Siveco China has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious Brilliant 40 Years prize by the China Electric Power Equipment Management Association, Top Ten Enterprise for Asset Informatization Service by the and the China Association of Machinery Equipment Maintenance and Renovation (CAMER) and Best Industrial Software 2017 by Control Engineering China. Previous awards include CHaINA Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013 and Engineers' Choice Awards by Plant360 in three categories in 2015.
Siveco is ISO 9001-certified by Bureau Veritas for its entire scope of business. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, where it also operates its R&D center, and has offices in Hong Kong. Siveco China is a subsidiary of Siveco Group, a European pioneer in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
Siveco China publishes the monthly "Smart Operation & Maintenance – for the worker of tomorrow" email newsletter (, bilingual English and Chinese, available to subscribers and online.
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