SAE IT-systems, the German subsidiary of LACROIX Environment activity, records the largest order in its history

Faced with climate change and accelerating energy challenges, Belgian network operator Fluvius intends to digitize its electricity, gas, wastewater, and heating networks in the Flemish part of the country over the next few years. In terms of telecontrol technology, the company has chosen to rely on LACROIX know-how, following a European call for tenders. Some 2,500 telecontrol systems per year will be delivered from 2023 to 2030.

Worth a total of 11 million euros over the period, this order is the largest ever recorded by LACROIX subsidiary SAE IT-Systems in its 50-year history. “This order shows that we are also one of the world’s leading suppliers of telecontrol technology. We are proud to be able to contribute to the successful implementation of the energy transition in Flanders”, explains Ronald Vrancken, LACROIX Environment activity Executive Managing Director.

“LACROIX telecontrol technology is one of the elements that will enable us to progressively digitize our networks,” says Jean-Pierre Hollevoet, Director of Energy and Climate Change at Fluvius. “It will give us a real-time overview of network load and allow us to control and automate networks remotely. This is essential if we are to respond confidently to the energy transition and climate change in Flanders.”

“This year alone, we will be digitizing 2,000 local network stations, or around 10 per working day,” adds Raf Bellers, Director of Network Management at Fluvius. “We’re also adapting dozens of wind and solar farms, pumping stations, service stations and heat delivery stations. With LACROIX, we have chosen a supplier capable of offering a ready-to-use solution to manage energy and all these applications. What’s more, the technology developed by LACROIX is very ‘plug&play’, enabling us to implement it as efficiently as possible”.

This new order, a landmark one for LACROIX Environment activity, illustrates the success of the company’s strategy of international development and market share in the deployment of intelligent solutions for the ecological transition.

To the French press release: LACROIX_PR_FLUVIUS_20230622_FR_VDEF