Freestyle Technology signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement for China IoT Expansion with Anshan Tianhui Science & Technology

May 18th 2015

Freestyle Technology today announced the signing of a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Chinese utility engineering specialist Anshan Tianhui Science & Technology. 


This long-term agreement officially establishes the parties as strategic partners in the construction of large scale smart-grids for China’s gas, water & electricity utilities as well as the development of Smart-City applications to drive safe and sustainable development of China’s urban areas.


By 2020 analysts expect China to lead the world with over 400 million smart meters deployed in residential and industrial premises.


This partnership will enable deep integration and intelligence from a utilities core distribution network out to the very edge of their customers premises.  It combines Freestyle’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) Smart Utility communications, distributed applications and cloud intelligence with Anshan Tianhui’s Utilities network monitoring and metering capabilities.


As a sign of the significance of this agreement key representatives of the Anshan City Government and Gas, Water and Heating Utilities attended the ceremony to witness the signing.


Liu, Jilong, General Manager of Anshan Tianhui was looking forward to “push the process of Smart-City construction and implement cloud big data processing [analytics] to meet the needs of safety & industry.” Anshan Tianhui is already working with over 100 gas utilities across China. 


Mohan Jesudason, Chief Executive Officer of Freestyle Technology was very proud that Anshan Tianhui had chosen Freestyle’s Australian engineered communication and cloud technology to develop safe and sustainable Smart-Cities across China, stating that “it builds upon Freestyle’s IoT success with utilities in Taiwan & Korea and the Anshan Tianhui partnership marks a significant milestone as Freestyle expands across Asia.”     


The partners acknowledge the work of:

  • David Dukes, Australian Trade Commission's (Austrade) Beijing-based Trade Commissioner who noted that “the future of smart cities in China seems assured. Some 300 cities in China have been approved to pilot a smart-city program.”
  • Jia, Qing Rui Secretary of the Anshan Hi Tech Laser Industrial Park - the incubator and industrial base that has attracted over 200 technology enterprises and supports technology innovation such as the Freestyle / Anshan Tianhui partnership who spoke of the great local and international opportunity.

About Freestyle Technology

Freestyle Technology specialises in applying the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to water, gas and electricity utilities across the Asia Pacific region.


Freestyle’s Australian based expertise in integrating smart meters to smart grids has led to the Freestyle Microengine™ application environment enabling very low cost / low powered microprocessors to perform complex tasks as they manage ‘things’ at the edge.  Current implementations include utilities in Taiwan and Korea with a focus on advanced meter infrastructure (AMI), small data actuation and big data analytics. 



Name:      Stephen Powell
Phone:     +61 3 9081 2021



About Anshan Tianhui Science & Technology
Anshan Tianhui Science & Technology Co. Ltd has a number of high-tech achievements in the field of urban gas / water / heating utilities, as well as Pipeline Network (SCADA) control and operations.


They have partnerships with key universities and national research agencies that drives their research, design, manufacture and operations used by China based electric power, petrochemical, metallurgy, new materials, energy saving, environmental protection and other high-tech fields.



Name:      Liu, Jilong
Phone:     +86 156 4128 3828

Video: Local media coverage of this Smart-City initiative (courtesy of Anshan News - in Chinese only)

Photo 1: Freestyle is grateful for the support of Austrade













Photo 2: Walter Yan (Freestyle Technology) & Liu, Jilong (Anshan Tianhui) sign the strategic agreement.

Walter Yan (Freestyle Technology) and Liu, Jilong (Anshan Tianhui)














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