Orbital Gas Systems (Orbital) has entered into a technical collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV (Mitsubishi Electric) to further enhance Orbital’s remote telemetry unit (RTU) and biomethane product lines with Mitsubishi’s automation control platforms.
Mitsubishi Electric will provide the hardware product platform and technical support, with Orbital contributing system design and implementation expertise. Both companies will partner in the marketing and sales of the product lines. The services will initially benefit U.K. gas transmission and gas distribution networks with further collaboration expected throughout Europe and North America.
With offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, Orbital offers a portfolio of metering system products, services, and resources to natural gas operators.
“We look forward to working together with Orbital to meet the challenging requirements of a market embarking upon the process of digitalization, which will improve efficiency, lower maintenance burdens, and increase availability throughout the UK’s national infrastructure,” said Roger Payne, divisional director, Automation System Division, at Mitsubishi Electric. “By combining Mitsubishi Electric’s leading-edge automation control platforms, including the iQ-R and iQ-F range of products, with Orbital’s expertise in gas transmission and distribution applications, we will be able to deliver a flexible, reliable, and cost-effective equipment-based solution to market.”
“Our partnership enables both companies to pool complimentary knowledge, expertise and technologies to create better solutions for our customers on a befittingly stable platform. There is significant benefit in the product compatibility of the Mitsubishi Electric platform, meaning we can continue using our proprietary developed software as the hardware product develops. Furthermore, Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ-R and iQ-F Programmable Logic Controllers are the fastest in the market,” said Paul D. White, president of Orbital. “We are looking forward to incorporating these valuable products into our other technical offerings, further strengthening our collaborative partnership as we move forward.”