On June 15, 2010, CS Romania organized a signing ceremony for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) grant awarded to RAJA Constanta, the second largest water company in Romania.
The $871,719 grant will fund a pilot project to design and implement a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, which will monitor and control RAJA Constanta's rural water supply systems. The pilot SCADA system is intended to demonstrate the ability of the Motorola SCADA automation system to increase the efficiency, profitability, and service grade of RAJA Constanta's rural water supply systems. It will also reduce their operational and maintenance costs.
General Manager Felix Stroe, signed on behalf of RAJA Constanta, at the company's Constanta headquarters. David Hester, USTDA's Acting Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia, signed the grant on behalf of the U.S. government.
At the ceremony, officials underlined the benefits of the grant to Romanian infrastructure. "This $871,719 grant will fund a pilot project that will provide an integrated, effective, and efficient water management system, and highlight the capabilities of Motorola's SCADA technology," said Hester. "The pilot SCADA project will provide substantial benefits for Romania, by strengthening its infrastructure and increasing its productivity.”
The signing was witnessed by Keith Kirkham, the US Embassy Commercial Attaché in Romania. He views the grant as increasing the commercial viability of U.S. exports to Romania, as well as assisting local development efforts. “We are very happy to be here today,” said the Commercial Attaché. “This project is an example of partnership between Romania and the United States Government. It is also one of the many collaborations our agency had with RAJA Constanta.”