Tracasa will implement its water networks management system at Facsa and Aguas de Burgos, where it will roll out Esri’s Utility Network technology

With the closing of these two new contracts, Tracasa builds on its position as leader in this sector in Spain, as its Geosas solution will be implemented at nine managing entities serving nearly 4 million people

A control panel for the cleaning of wells in the Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Pamplona’s sanitation network

In September Tracasa implemented its GIS (Geographic Information System) solution for the management of supply and sanitation networks at Facsa and Aguas de Burgos. On both projects, the Government of Navarra’s public company is going to launch Esri’s new Utility Network technology at the national level through its Geosas solution. With these two contracts Tracasa builds on its position as a leader in this sector in Spain, as Geosas will be implemented at nine total water cycle management entities together serving some 4 million people.

“Since 2002 Tracasa has maintained a strategic alliance with Esri as a Gold partner, and now we are taking a new step. Geosas, our GIS solution on the Esri platform, has evolved from the software that had been used, Geometric Network, to the new Utility Network technology”, explains Alfredo Alonso Negredo, head of National Business Development at Tracasa, who stressed “the significance of this milestone within Tracasa’s trajectory in the implementation of GIS solutions for water management, especially in terms of innovation, strategy and positioning”.

Utility Network: main advantages

Diego Bañales González, manager of the Water vertical at Esri Spain, explained some of Utility Network’s characteristics: “Water companies will be able to have detailed and updated information on their assets and infrastructure at all times. Thus, analysis and operational capacity are facilitated, which facilitates decision-making”.

Regarding its new features, Bañales stated that “the creation of digital twins of a smart network allows us to detect unexpected alterations in the service caused by breakdowns, fraud detection, and demand curves. Standard solutions have been incorporated to implement common use cases in the water industry; for example: leak detection, drain cleaning, or hydrant maintenance; the possibility of encapsulating business rules in order to guarantee data security, coherence and consistency; and the option of representing a water network as a map or a diagram, with a view to facilitating, with more visual resources, the work of hydraulic specialists who use a GIS solution in the management of the water cycle”.

GIS solutions: Tracasa’s trajectory in the water sector

Since 2010, with the first migration of systems to Esri technology in the Pamplona Region, Tracasa has been the company that has carried out the most GIS solution implementations for water management in Spain. With its next two actions, Tracasa’s GIS solution will be used by nine management entities in our country, which together provide service to about 4 million people: Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Pamplona, Emalcsa, Consorcio de Aguas de Asturias, Aljarafesa, Aguas de Cádiz, Aguas del Puerto de Santa María, Emasa, Facsa and Aguas de Burgos.

Along this path in the supply and sanitation network management sector, Marcos Iribas Latour, head of the GIS Projects and Development area at Tracasa, underscored the fidelity and good rapport existing with the companies served: “The work we’ve done and the relationships that we have developed during this time have allowed us to continue our presence in various areas and buttress Tracasa’s leading position in the total water cycle management sector”.