Global resource management company SUEZ will advise authorities planning Sydney’s Western Sydney Aerotropolis about smart city technologies.
The company has aigned a Memorandum of Understanding to advise the Western City & Aerotropolis Authority about technologies to “optimise the sustainable management of resources”. That will include recycling and reuse, energy creation and smart water networks.
Authorities plan to have the 11,200-hectare Aerotropolis precinct "up and running" by 2026, when the Western Sydney International Airport is scheduled to open.
While known to the public for its garbage trucks, SUEZ also boasts expertise in master planning, critical infrastructure and resource management for smart cities.
It is part of a consortium that built a connected control centre in Dijon, France, which will be used to manage everything from service vehicles to garbage collection, street cleaning, traffic and surveillance. There are 23 municipalities involved in the project and fifty people working in the control centre.
SUEZ has also sold four million smart meters, including many to European customers.
The company supplies more than seven million Australians with water each day and collects garbage from more than four million Australians each week.
Other organisations that have signed MOUs concerning the Aerotropolis include Northrop Grumman, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, University of Newcastle, University of NSW, University of Wollongong (the NUW Alliance), Western Sydney University, The University of Sydney, Japan’s Urban Renaissance Agency and 18 New South Wales companies involved in the space industry.