Freese and Nichols Boosts its Water Infrastructure Asset Management Capabilities with AquaTwin Asset

Aquanuity, Inc., the leader in strategy-led simulation-powered water infrastructure digital twin software, today announced that Freese and Nichols, a leading privately owned engineering, planning and consulting firm serving clients across the Southwest and Southeast United States, has acquired multiple licenses of AquaTwin Asset. The software will support the firm’s asset management professionals in leading the digital transformation for municipal clients seeking greater efficiency, sustainability, resiliency, and bottom-line performance while optimizing their asset lifecycle and realizing the future they envision.

Said Thomas Haster, P.E., Chief Business Development Officer and Senior Vice President at Freese and Nichols, “I have known Paul and utilized his Water & Wastewater Planning/Modeling Software for over 25 years. Freese and Nichols uses these tools including AquaTwin Asset because of their focused capabilities for our Water and Wastewater Clients and the high level of Customer Service we have always received over the many years of our partnership.”

AquaTwin Asset is fundamentally changing the way water and wastewater utilities and engineering firms use technology to plan, design and build safe, efficient, reliable, sustainable, resilient and smarter water infrastructure. This groundbreaking asset management software provides a full and seamless integration of powerful digital technologies including industry-leading ArcGIS Pro® (e.g., asset visualization, management and maintenance); AI/ML (e.g., leak/defect detection and localization, virtual condition assessment, root cause analysis, demand forecasting); criticality analysis; network simulation (e.g., fire flow and water quality calculation); predictive analytics (e.g., asset failure prediction); and remote sensing (e.g., SCADA and sensors data). This unique combination of unmatched capabilities and decision intelligence ushers in a new era of water infrastructure management, accelerating digital transformation of traditional wet infrastructure management into intelligent simulation-driven management.

Built exclusively on ArcGIS Pro®, AquaTwin Asset lets utilities automate inspection work, measure asset performance, evaluate infrastructure capacity shortfalls under population growth and climate variability, pinpoint assets at highest risk considering both likelihood and consequence of failure, identify root causes and patterns, and prioritize repair and replacement activities. It also enables them to prolong operational lifespan and value of aging assets, predict future asset performance, optimize capital planning, and secure business continuity resilience. Users are able to maximize their assets’ life cycles through sustainable infrastructure strategies and investments, making it possible to achieve the operational efficiencies and the future they envision while bettering their communities.

“Freese and Nichols has established an excellent reputation for outstanding water infrastructure capital planning and asset management solutions backed by superior client-focused support and is ranked No. 1 in environmental and geotechnical engineering by ENR for Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi,” said Paul F. Boulos, Chairman and CEO of Aquanuity. “We welcome Freese and Nichols as a valued customer and are looking forward to working with its asset management professionals to help build better, smarter, safer, more sustainable and resilient water infrastructures that enhance communities and everyone’s quality of life. It’s a source of pride when top engineering firms recognize the unmatched value and benefits we can help them deliver.”

About Aquanuity

Aquanuity is an engineering technology company focused on helping the world’s water infrastructure work better. We blend science and creativity to create cutting-edge innovations that play a critical role in advancing a sustainable future. Our innovative software fundamentally changes the way water utilities and engineering firms can use technology to create and manage safe, efficient, reliable, sustainable, resilient and smarter water infrastructure and build better communities.