Project Implementation of a Deterioration Diagnostic Service for Water Pipes Using AI and Machine Learning in Myoko City, Niigata Prefecture

Nov. 28, 2023
Marubeni Corporation

On September 20, 2023, Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) concluded an agreement for a pipeline deterioration prediction and diagnostic service with Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan (hereinafter, the “Project”). As part of the Project, Marubeni will evaluate the degree of deterioration of a portion of the water pipelines owned by Ashikaga City while offering support to predict pipeline deterioration and selecting sites to conduct leakage surveys.

The Project will subsequently entail an optimization service for pipeline replacement using AI and machine learning provided by AGS - Administração e Gestão de Sistemas de Salubridade, SA (hereinafter, “AGS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Marubeni, to evaluate the degree of deterioration of water pipes for the purpose of predicting pipeline deterioration and selecting areas to conduct water leakage surveys.


info_231128_infrawise Screenshot showing the visualization of the degree of deterioration of water pipelines using the infrawise AI service


Marubeni has extensive experience in water supply services, serving a total of approximately 16.5 million people around the world. In addition to providing water utilities services in Portugal over many years through AGS, the company is implementing water supply and wastewater treatment projects in the Philippines, Chile, and other countries, as well as seawater desalination projects in Saudi Arabia and Chile. Going forward, Marubeni will continue to contribute to the operation of sustainable water supply businesses, including by offering appropriate support for the renewal and replacement of water pipelines in Japan.

Project Overview

Business Consignment Title: Pipeline Deterioration Prediction Diagnosis
Fulfillment period: From September 20, 2023 to March 31, 2024
Target Conduit Distance: Approximately 545 km
Main Operations: 1. Exchange, organization, and supplementation of pipeline data
2. Predictive diagnosis of degree of deterioration
3. Verification of deterioration prediction diagnosis results

AGS Overview

Company Name: AGS - Administração e Gestão de Sistemas de Salubridade, SA
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Representative: Mr. JOÃO FARIA FELICIANO Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Established: 1988
Main Business: 1. Concession and PPP project management in Portugal and Brazil
2. Water supply and sewerage O&M business
3. Development and sales of software, and provision of related consulting services
Website: https://www.ags.pt/en

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