Project Description

Hilton Hotel Rotterdam

“Having control over our Legionella management is for us of utmost importance. We have that control now, which gives us peace of mind.”
– Willem den Hartog | Engineering Manager | Hilton Rotterdam

Background

The Hilton Rotterdam was officially opened by founder Conrad Hilton in 1963 and the hotel was completely renovated in 2012. For effectiveness, health and environmental concerns the Hilton decided not to apply chemical water treatment. In 2007, after proven effectiveness of the ICA system at Hilton Amsterdam, ATECA was approached to take over responsibility at location Rotterdam and guarantee safe and clean drinking water. “We also considered different options. But this system was the most user-friendly. With other systems you need to regularly change filters. This is of course not the case with a copper silver ionization system. With the ICA system it was a one-time installation and a Legionella management plan to keep track of things, that’s all.” – Willem den Hartog | Engineering Manager | Hilton Rotterdam

Legionella problem & solution

The measured Legionella count reached a total sum of more than 10,000 TVC and 66% of the tap points were contaminated. With the installation of the ICA 400 system and a service contract, ATECA proactively eliminated the Legionella bacteria.

Result

“The ICA system was installed quite fast and after that it took about two months for the system to stabilize and become Legionella safe. Thus, the ICA system has definitely proven itself.” Ten years later, the ICA system is still stable and the collaboration runs smoothly. “Having control over our Legionella management is for us of utmost importance. We have that control now, which gives us peace of mind. The ICA ServiceLink provides me insight into the situation and how the system is operating at that moment; and, if I have questions I can always call Mark. That is very satisfying.”

Would you recommend the ICA System?

“We would absolutely recommend the ICA system. Especially when you have Legionella problems, but it works also pre-emptive. The ICA system pretty much takes care of itself and that relieves me of my worries. Therefore, as far as we are concerned, we will continue with the ICA system.”