Fluence taps into strong demand for clean water in 2018

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Clean water supplier Fluence Corporation (ASX: FLC) has published an update regarding its year-to-date performance in 2018.

The water provider said it has delivered US$8 million new contracts so far this year, including its recent three NIROBOX orders in Asia and South America.

Fluence Argentina has been contracted to design and deliver a reverse osmosis (RO) system for one of Buenos Aires’ largest municipalities (to Aguas Bonaerenses S.A.) expanding its existing system up to a rate of 3,000 cubic metres of water per day (3,000,000 litres).

The technology provides dependable clean water from salt water and aids in filtering toxins such as arsenic from consumed drinking water.

In Italy, Fluence reports that one of its agro-industry customers has tasked Fluence with implementing an upgrade and expansion of its aerobic treatment line.

This particular contract is the twelfth project Fluence Italy has won from the same client since 2006, thereby “reflecting the reduction of costs achieved with Fluence’s technologies and expansion of capacities for the client,” according to Fluence.

In addition, Fluence says that “discussions are already ongoing” for the next project to be implemented in 2019.

In Brazil, Fluence has been contracted to design and deliver a turn-key wastewater treatment plant for Brazil’s largest national pharmaceutical group, able to supply around 7.5 cubic metres of water per hour using reverse osmosis and ultra-filtration and MBBR technology.

In the Philippines, Fluence has installed a NIROBOX SW (seawater) unit at a new resort facility, able to produce 1,000 cubic metres of desalinated water per day (1 million litres), and suitable for human consumption.

Installed within a short period of time, and fully mobile after installation, the units provide an immediate, independent and reliable drinking water source.

Last but not least, Fluence says it US-based operations have also seen an uptick in commercial activity.

Fluence USA has been selected by a leading “food and beverage industry client,” equipment to upgrade their aeration process for an additional two lagoons.

Chinese ambitions

According to Fluence, “the highly reliable nature of the equipment provided by Fluence enables this client to comply with local regulations in an efficient and cost-effective manner.”

Broadly speaking, Fluence offers an integrated range of services across the complete water cycle, from early-stage evaluation, through design and delivery, to ongoing support and optimisation of water-related assets.

With core operations already in place in North America, South America, the Middle East and Europe, one of Fluence’s admitted main goals is “expansion into the vast Chinese market for rural wastewater treatment”.

“We are encouraged by the start of 2018, with US$8 million in new contracts written over the past eight weeks. The diversity of project sizes, scopes, industries and geographies speak to Fluence’s role as a solutions provider for the complete water cycle across the globe. The mix of new and repeat customers reflects the quality of our products and services and our focus in being a true partner to our customers,” said Mr Henry Charrabé, Managing Director and CEO of Fluence Corporation.

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