In February 2011, a delegation of water utilities led by the U.S. Commercial Service in Romania and Patronatul Apei visited Motorola’s Excellence Centre of Technology in Tel Aviv, Israel where the latest SCADA technologies are showcased. After the visit’s end, the delegation reported potential opportunities for cooperation with Motorola, including one interesting initiative from RAJA Constanta to create a SCADA training facility in the county of Constanta.
A year later, on June 1st, 2012 Motorola together with RAJA Constanta inaugurated the very first Motorola Center of Excellence in Romania. The facility located in the village of Murfatlar, Constanta County will allow the Romanian utilities to be trained in the latest SCADA solutions. Not only water utilities can be trained in the Murfatlar center but also those from industries such as oil and gas, electric power transmission and transportation infrastructure.
The inauguration ceremony was organized under the auspices of the Memorandum of Intent between the U.S. Commercial Service in Romania and Patronatul Apei, the leading water association in Romania. Representatives from the American Embassy, local officials as well as a delegation from Moldova, including the Minister of Environment attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“By piloting Motorola’s SCADA system, RAJA Constanta took the first step across the threshold, and today they are helping to bring to Romania’s water utilities the benefits of world-class automation. We are proud that a leading company like RAJA has chosen another global leader, Motorola, as its partner in this project”, added Duane Butcher, the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission in Bucharest.
Motorola has been operating in Romania for over 20 years, and has a successful track record of implementing advanced integrated and interoperability radio telecommunication solutions in both the government and public safety sectors.
For more information please contact:
Maria Cristina Nitoiu
U.S. Commercial Service Bucharest