Case Study

Optimising Wastewater Treatment and Energy Consumption in Italy

Schneider Electric automates a water treatment plant on the Sorrento coast to help safeguard the environment and residents’ health.



Related Topics

Wastewater Treatment

Energy Efficiency

Veolia Water Technologies is a global provider of water and wastewater services and solutions for both the public and private sectors. They were contracted to build a water treatment facility on the Sorrento coast, one of the most picturesque parts of Italy, that would provide critical services to local residents as well as protect the environment.


The situation was serious as more than half of the population was discharging waste directly into the sea, and the other half into a treatment facility that did not comply with regulations. These challenges drove Veolia to design a state-of-the-art solution for their plant at Punta Gradelle.


Schneider’s EcoStruxure solution was implemented to automate the plant’s processes covering four operational areas of the facility: pre-processing, oxidation, sludge processing, electrical distribution.

The quality of the results achieved from the use of this platform has fully met our needs and will be replicated on other projects.

– Gianfranco Favali, Project Design Department Manager, Veolia Water Technologies


  • 15% annual energy savings
  • 20% efficiency improvements
  • 24 hour service continuity
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