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Cutting carbon emissions with innovative heat recovery system

We worked with the Accor Group on a trial of our Zypho brand’s drain water heat recovery technology in two of its hotels. The Zypho system captures the outgoing hot wastewater from a shower and uses it to heat the incoming cold water, recycling up to 75% of the energy needed to produce hot water in the process. That means lower energy bills, a cut in carbon emissions, and a response to the French government’s directive for the hospitality sector to cut energy use and adopt eco-friendly practices.

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Transforming an irrigation system in Spain

A system irrigating rice, corn and cereal crops in the Santa Cruz de Alcolea de Cinca region of Spain was regularly losing water through evaporation and leaks. We modernised it by installing 195 km of efficient polyethylene pipes, carrying an estimated 29 million cubic metres of water in a continuous flow. That’s equivalent to 8,500 Olympic swimming pools.

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Tackling water scarcity in Guatemala

​We provided a 400-hectare banana farm in Guatemala with a low-pressure irrigation system. It saves 40% of energy, and 80% of water compared to traditional gravity-flow irrigation – or 20% versus traditional sprinkler systems. Irrigating 20 million litres of water daily means annual savings of around 30 billion litres or two billion litres respectively.

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Gathering data to optimise soil conditions

We’ve recently installed our first set of CropX sensors in India, collecting data on real-time soil conditions such as temperature, humidity and electrical conductivity. This is used to generate recommendations so farmers can understand what a crop needs to stay strong and healthy – and it can be installed in less than five minutes.

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Keeping untreated wastewater from waterways

We worked with a customer in Costa Rica to find a solution that could treat more than 50 million litres of wastewater annually, to use for irrigation on their industrial compound. It brings savings to the customer, improves water quality, and reduces water consumption.

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dBlue shoots Polish development to excellence

Thanks to our smart noise-reduction technology, a Polish development is meeting top building standards.

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Zola Pedrosa – “Break the limits”

Challenged to “break the limits” on health & safety and performance, our Italian Zola Pedrosa plant began a €5.2 million production modernisation plan that has greatly reduced the carbon intensity of the PVC sewerage and drainage systems it makes.

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Spreading best practice in quality control

Radar quality control technology pioneered in our North American plants is now being deployed across Europe including at our Oleśnica factory in Poland. It measures the ovality, dimensions and thickness of our pipes, ensuring best quality for our customers.

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Stunning Dubai hotel goes dBlue

Dubai’s stunning five-star Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab hotel, inspired in design by ultra-yachts and with 408 rooms enjoying panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf, has opted for our dBlue super quiet, triple layer drainage solution to enhance guest comfort.

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Growing our presence in the healthcare market

One in three French hospitals now uses our systems to safely control their hot and cold water supply.

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Zypho deal opens new drain water heat recovery markets

Our acquisition of Zypho - a powerful partnership that’s creating many new opportunities.

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Emergency drought action in Málaga, Spain

With severe drought conditions increasingly hitting the important agricultural region of La Axarquía, near Málaga, we are proud to be part of the emergency response, supplying corrosion resistant pipes to channel wastewater to the fields for irrigation.

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