Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has partnered with ELSS Group, who specialise in the design, construction and operations of largescale aquariums and marine parks, to maximise the efficiency of and utilise precious resources, such as energy and freshwater, sustainably within the Bahrain Aquarium, located inside the Mall of Dilmunia, Bahrain.

ELSS Group selected Schneider Electric’s InTouch SCADA platform to regulate the environment within the aquarium by accurately monitoring thousands of data points simultaneously. The InTouch SCADA platform makes it easier for the Bahrain Aquarium to integrate its information and automation systems, gathering data and creating an intuitive dashboard. This enables aquarium operators to have greater control, faster response times, higher operating efficiencies and a broader understanding of the overall asset health, ultimately lowering the total cost of ownership.

Operators can react to data in real-time to monitor and control the conditions, increasing efficiency while also providing invaluable information for progressive research. Critical parameters such as pH, Temperature and ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) can be closely monitored by the control system and notify operators should they stray out of range.

Additionally, live data and historical trends on the Schneider Electric InTouch SCADA platform enables the marine biologists to better understand and adjust the conditions for optimum animal living conditions. This is crucial in providing a permanent, stable and appropriate habitat for the aquatic animals within the Bahrain Aquarium.

Mr. Jed McAteer at ELSS Group said, “Schneider Electric have a proven track record for implementing its technical expertise and delivering on projects in a cost-effective and timely manner. The results speak for themselves. With Schneider’s help we have substantially maximised the operational efficiency for the customer, while minimising operating costs and providing an appropriate environment for the aquarium’s inhabitants to live in. The integration and visualisation of data was the key to bringing this all together.”

“We are delighted that ELSS Group chose our technology for the Bahrain Aquarium and their specialist Aquarium projects in general. ELSS Group understand that projects of this scale are reliant on everything being right first time. With our manufacturing knowledge and the specialist Aquarium expertise of ELSS, we were able to deliver a project that puts data in the user’s hands. We hope to continue building on this partnership to further support ELSS Group in future projects,” said Mark Yeeles, VP Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric.