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Advantica | Black & Veatch | DHI | Logica | Seams | South West Water

Advantica is a premier global provider of advanced technology and systems solutions to high performance energy and water companies.  It has a proven track record of over 30 years experience servicing more than 550 clients in over 50 countries. The company’s 600 employees possess a blending of strong technology, software, engineering, training and testing skills and experience.

Advantica’s solutions include SynerGEE® Water, a simulation software package used to model and analyse water distribution systems that is used by over 500 utilities worldwide. Advantica also produces Mains Replacement Prioritization a software tool for Mains asset management.


Black & Veatch is a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company specialising in infrastructure development in the fields of energy, water, environment and information. 

Backed by a global network of over 6,000 professionals, we provide intelligent, value engineered, quality solutions to meet the needs for generation and delivery of power, water and wastewater engineering, process engineering, civil engineering, and a full range of information services. 

With experience of countries and cultures across the globe, we can tailor our services to local needs, providing access to expertise that only an organisation with true 'concept to commissioning' capability can provide. 


DHI Water & Environment is an independent, international consulting and research organisation approved as an authorised Technological Service Institute by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The consulting services are based on the development and application of know-how and advanced technologies within ecology and environmental chemistry, water resources, hydraulic structures and hydrodynamics and other areas related to water environment. DHI offers a wide range of consultancy services, software tools, chemical/biological laboratories and physical model testing facilities.


LogicaCMG is a global solutions company providing management and IT consultancy, systems integration and outsourcing services.  With additional expertise in wireless technology, the company supports clients across diverse markets including energy and utilities  and specifically the water industry.

LogicaCMG is an active member and holds the chair of the Patrons group of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and is a partner of Water UK information and Learning. Formed in December 2002 through the merger of Logica and CMG the company employs around  21,000 staff in offices across 34 countries and has nearly 40 years of  experience in the IT service arena. 

SEAMS, a leading-edge software provider, was founded in February 2002 by Dr Peter Skipworth and Dr Mark Engelhardt from the Universities of Sheffield and Exeter.  Drs Skipworth and Engelhardt bring together over ten years post-doctoral experience in developing technology for public services, predominantly the water industry.  This technology, known as WiLCO, is a decision support technology for asset management which assists asset managers in the planning and control of the rehabilitation, intervention and expansion of capital assets.

SEAMS is one of the few companies to successfully exploit university research, overcoming the problems of transferring high level IP into useful services within the business environment.  The company continues to work closely with leading experts in industry and academia in the development of WiLCO.
SEAMS is now embarked on a technology transfer programme which will see the technology deployed into other public services environments, including the police sector, the electricity sector, and oil and gas. 

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