Fluence Wins First C-MABR Contract with Strategic Partner QSY in China

Fluence Corporation Limited, a global leader in water and wastewater treatment solutions, today announced that it has executed a binding agreement with Qingshuiyuan Environmental Company (“QSY”) to design, build and operate its first commercial, fully packaged, containerised C-MABR plant with a capacity of 300,000 liters/day. The system is expected to be commissioned by December 2017 in Luoyang City, Henan Province in China.

This is an important signing as part of a broader long-term cooperation agreement between Fluence and QSY and follows a Memorandum of Understanding entered into in May this year. The cooperation agreement aims to promote Fluence’s advanced MABR technology and establish a close strategic cooperation relationship with QSY covering the Xinjiang, Henan and Sichuan Provinces, and other areas in China. Both parties are working closely on project site selection and technology optimization.

“We are excited to announce our first Smart Packaged C-MABR project with QSY,” said Henry Charrabé, Managing Director and CEO of Fluence. “This project follows the MoU entered into with QSY in May this year and reinforces our belief that customers in China are increasingly interested in our low-energy, high-efficiency MABR wastewater treatment solutions. This project is part of the long-term cooperation agreement that covers Henan, Xinjiang and Sichuan provinces. It demonstrates that our business model to provide fully designed, Smart Packaged Plants rather than merely the MABR modules alone is well positioned to capitalize on the enormous market opportunity in China, where the total revenue potential for our MABR solutions for the rural market in Henan Province alone is estimated at over US$1 billion. We appreciate the confidence QSY has placed in Fluence and look forward to securing more projects with QSY and our other strategic partners in China in the future.”

“Qingshuiyuan Group is committed to the development of the whole industry chain in environmental protection,” said Mr. Yonghui Liu, General Manager of QSY (Shanghai). “The cooperation with Fluence aims to develop upscale, smart and lower operating cost wastewater treatment solutions that produce high quality Class 1A effluent for the China rural market. We believe that our cooperation will bring new technologies and ideas to sewage treatment for Chinese towns and villages.”

According to the agreement, Fluence will provide QSY the system design and the smart packaged C-MABR configuration, manufactured at Fluence’s production facility in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. QSY will integrate Fluence’s smart packaged C-MABR into the overall wastewater treatment plant and construct the village collection system.

Fluence’s MABR solution was pre-selected as the technology of choice based on its superior ability to consistently meet class 1A effluent standards and its significantly lower energy and maintenance needs, which results in more than 50% lower operating cost compared to conventional extended aeration technologies and MBR.

Source: Fluence Corporation Limited
Date: Nov 5, 2017