2 September 2019
Tunnel Sensors technology is installed in hundreds of tunnels around the world, including the 11 km Tunnel du Mont-Blanc in the European Alps.
ECOTECH’s parent company, ACOEM Group, has broadened its technical expertise and market presence in air and gas monitoring following the acquisition of DynOptic Systems Ltd, a specialist manufacturing company that designs and produces a range of continuous emissions monitoring sensors and instruments. The acquisition includes DynOptic Systems’ subsidiary business, Tunnel Sensors, a world leader in tunnel atmosphere monitoring equipment.
ECOTECH already has a long-standing relationship with DynOptic Systems and Tunnel Sensors, as its exclusive distributor in Australia. ACOEM’s acquisition now brings these two businesses closer together under the ACOEM Group of companies.
As smart cities demand more proactive and integrated environmental solutions, ACOEM Group has acted quickly in its response to the growing global demand for specialist environmental monitoring technology and instruments, and to bring together air, noise and vibration monitoring solutions as one complete offering. This expansion of the group’s expertise will continue as technical capabilities in innovation, design and manufacturing evolve and further advances are made in artificial intelligence technology.
Fabien Condemine, ACOEM CEO, commented, “ACOEM has taken a deliberate step towards becoming a single-source provider of integrated environmental monitoring systems and services to address the growing and future demand for these highly specialised instruments.”
Fabien Condemine, CEO, ACOEM Group
As the world increasingly turns to underground road tunnel networks to support infrastructure planning, tunnel monitoring is seen as a core capability to support the ACOEM Group’s smart cities strategy. Tunnel Sensors is leading the world in the specialist field of tunnel monitoring, with its sensors currently installed in famous road tunnels such as the Mont Blanc Tunnel linking France and Italy, Tunnel du Chat in France and the Dublin Port Tunnel in Ireland.
In Australia, Tunnel Sensors been used for many years by ECOTECH to measure air quality and movement locally and has been installed in numerous projects including the M5 East and the newly opened WestConnex motorway in Sydney. As the road tunnel infrastructure boom continues in Australia, Tunnel Sensors will become an increasingly in demand provider of essential air quality monitoring solutions.
Paul Jones, Managing Director, DynOptic Systems Ltd.
Paul Jones, DynOptic Systems managing director, says, “Joining forces with ACOEM Group allows DynOptic Systems to accelerate its research and development, and deliver new technologies that meet the needs of customers seeking the highly technical solutions required to monitor and control their urban environments.”
DynOptics Systems brings 40 years of experience, offering a depth of knowledge and a strong industrial product focus to the ACOEM Group. In addition to tunnel monitoring technology, DynOptic offers an innovative range of opacity, dust, particulate and smoke monitors to suit a variety of continuous gas emission applications such as boilers, filter bag houses, incinerators and other industrial and marine processes.
Nicholas Dal Sasso, former ECOTECH managing director and now CEO of ACOEM Environment, highlights the importance for more proactive and integrated environmental solutions; “The combination of new technologies, access to hyperlocal information and higher expectations from citizens will dramatically change the way we measure air quality in the coming years.”
Viconox™ is the flagship combined NO2, NO, CO and visibility monitor for road tunnels across the world by Tunnel Sensors.
Mr Jones will remain in his role as the managing director of DynOptic Systems, working closely with Mr Condemine and Mr Dal Sasso to help the ACOEM Group develop new growth opportunities, initiate further research and development, and accelerate the group’s smart city and smart industry environmental plans.
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