The Sorigué group cleans the streets of the western area of Barcelona, which includes the districts of Sants-Montjuïc, Les Corts and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi.
This service, provided by its environmental services company CLD, includes all systems for street sweeping and waste collection, street cleaning using groundwater, emptying and cleaning bins and waste containers, among others. In addition to this, there are also various multi-purpose emergency service teams. Among others, they work alongside the local police on special occasions and for specific tasks.
Specifically, the Sarrià area is continuing the door-to-door collection service for waste that has been separated and placed outside homes and buildings. This strategy sets specific collection days for each category of waste, focusing on organic waste, which contributes to the city’s zero waste target. The collection service was implemented with the incorporation of commercial collection with the same system.
Technology at the service of the environment
Under this contract, Sorigué will deploy a EUR 65 million budget, which will mostly be invested in low-emission solutions.
70% of its fleet of 341 new vehicles is electric. These 238 vehicles are self-sufficient thanks to an in-house PV pergola and grid supply. This commitment to clean energy will feature an innovative monitoring and optimisation system called Genius.
This project was developed in partnership by CLD and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), the Energy Research Institute (IREC), and the company NVISION.
By creating a digital twin of its EV charging system at CLD’s facilities in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, the research team will collect and analyse the data from different sources of information and sensors linked to the vehicles.
As virtual replicas in a real environment, digital twins can be used to recreate a variety of scenarios and run highly reliable simulations. This can be employed to assess the effect of route changes, the different levels of energy EVs use or charging station performance.