ESSEN, Germany, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Hamburger Wasserwerke (HWW) for the supply of up to 110,000 M100 multi-jet water meters over the next three years.
The M100 wet-dial multi-jet water meter is one of the most popular and well-established meters in central Europe. With nominal flow rates of Qn 1.5 to Qn 15, it is EEC approved for metrological classes C (horizontal) and B (vertical), and can be mounted in virtually any position.
It offers long life and high accuracy over a wide operating range, and has optional pulse interfaces - a prerequisite for automated meter reading (AMR). The product has been approved to the latest European Directive 2004/22/EC and International ISO 4064 standards.
"HWW looks forward to the installation of the M100 multi-jet water meters from Elster as part of our metering programme," said Bernd Redmann, director, supply chain management for Hamburger Wasserwerke.
"The M100 meets our specifications in this Europe-wide tender both for metrology and for lead-free housing, which our corporation has chosen as a standard for the entire city," Redmann added.
HWW is part of Germany's largest publicly owned water management company Hamburg Wasser Group, which manages water supply and wastewater for about two million people in Hamburg and surrounding areas. Hamburg Wasser Group had revenues of euro 471m in 2009, manages ca. 113 million cubic meters of water a year, and operates over a million water meters.
"This flagship order from Hamburger Wasserwerke shows the growing confidence that we enjoy from large German municipalities, and our ability to match or exceed their requirements," commented Johannes Gutfleisch, sales manager of Elster's water metering business in Germany.
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.