The technician in the eco-city: feedback from the 5th Wuhan Sino-French Eco-City Forum on October 26

On October 26, Siveco China Managing Director Bruno Lhopiteau and VP Paul Wang were invited to attend the 5th Wuhan Sino-French Eco-City Forum.
The forum was hosted by the Wuhan Municipal People's Government, the French Consulate General in Wuhan, the Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, the Sino-French Wuhan Ecological Demonstration City Management Committee, and the Caidian District People's Government. The forum gathered together domestic and foreign government representatives, business leaders, and academic experts around the theme of "Green, Wisdom – The Future of Sino-French Eco-City Development".
The Siveco team's program at the event included participation in the VIP banquet, a brief and much-appreciated encounter with the Mayor of Wuhan, a lunch debate with French Embassy and Consulate officials and meetings with municipal utility companies. Siveco China VP Paul Wang spoke during the forum's main session on the topic of "The technician in the eco-city: towards the knowledge economy". The speech received a lot of attention, as it echoed the Mayor's opening statement, putting man at the heart of the eco-city, and focused exclusively on case studies of Chinese municipal utilities.
Paul first used the audience' experience with a technical failure of the hotel elevator earlier in the morning to draw attention on the importance of maintenance management in the Sino-French Eco-City. Under the presentation's ambitious topic, Siveco shared the practical experience of a Sino-French company providing solutions to optimize the lifecycle of Chinese infrastructures for 20 years. The eco-city and its distributed high-tech infrastructures require sophisticated technical management. The ubiquitous new technologies demand new management methods and advanced skills. It is necessary to take these needs into account from the infrastructure design stage and to implement solutions as early as possible. Paul went on the describe the role of the technician in this city of tomorrow, before looking at the economic impact of an optimized life cycle of infrastructure: from Capex as the engine of growth towards the knowledge-economy. A few examples in China were discussed: Yuyao Water, Zhongshan Water, Chongqing Water Yuelai Phase III, Chongqing Shirui Energy… Finally, Paul explained how this new model, designed in China, is already exported on "the Belt and the Road".
Siveco's very practical presentation based on a long Chinese experience was well received and led to many questions during the lunch break.
We thank the Wuhan Sino-French Eco-City Forum, for this very fruitful seminar. We also thank all participants for the lively exchanges. Siveco will continue to share practical insights and viewpoints with other industry players. For more information about Siveco, our services and solutions, please contact
About Siveco China
Siveco China (, founded in 2004, is a pioneer in the development of Smart Technologies for the Operation & Maintenance of infrastructures and industrial plants, with a focus on mobile solutions "for the worker of tomorrow".
Long before the terms "smart" and "4.0" were coined, Siveco has been helping clients optimize the lifecycle of their assets and ensure regulatory compliance using IT. Based on a long experience of "maintenance with Chinese characteristics", the company has developed a unique approach combining expert maintenance consulting and innovative solutions designed in its Shanghai-based R&D center.
Siveco China has over 850 customer sites all over Greater China and on the Belt & Road, including ABB, Baosteel Metal, Beijing Environment, Capital Water, Carrefour China, CEPSA, CNEEC, CNOOC, COSCO, Fushun Mining, Engie, Everbright, GE, New World Development, Saint-Gobain, Shell, Suez NWS, etc. The company boasts a growing export business, working alongside Asian EPC companies and with international clients in Southeast Asia, the Middle-East and Africa.
Siveco China has won numerous awards, most recently the prestigious Top Ten Enterprise for Asset Informatization Service by the China Association of Machinery Equipment Maintenance and Renovation (CAMER) and Best Industrial Software 2017 by Control Engineering China. Previous awards include Plant Engineering Product of the Year 2012, CHaINA Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013 and Engineers' Choice Awards by Plant360 in three categories in 2015.
Siveco is ISO 9001-certified by Bureau Veritas for its entire scope of business. The company is headquartered in Shanghai, where it also operates its R&D center, and has offices in Hong Kong. Siveco China is a subsidiary of Siveco Group, a European pioneer in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).
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