New partnership to deliver innovative wastewater treatment technologies to India, Switzerland
Royal HaskoningDHV and VA Tech Wabag have signed a 10-year Cooperation Agreement to deliver an innovative wastewater treatment technology that uses aerobic granular biomass to the countries of India and Switzerland.
|Left to Right: Arnold Gmuender (Wabag Switzerland), Rajiv Mittal (CEO Wabag), Ms. Ploumen (Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation), and René Noppeney (Royal HaskoningDHV)|
Nov. 26, 2014 -- Royal HaskoningDHV, an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy, and VA Tech Wabag, a global water technology company, have signed a 10-year Cooperation Agreement to deliver an innovative wastewater treatment technology that uses aerobic granular biomass to the countries of India and Switzerland.
Called Nereda®, the new plant is more cost-effective than traditional water treatment methods and is up to four times smaller than traditional installations, consuming only half the energy and requiring no chemicals for the treatment process.
Wastewater management has been given a high priority in light of the recently adopted India National Water Policy. Underpinned by a multi-billion dollar government program, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment will be one of the most promising areas for future growth in India.
The Cooperation Agreement was signed on Wednesday, Nov. 5, by Rajiv Mittal, Wabag managing director and group CEO; Arnold Gmuender, Wabag Wassertechnik Switzerland COO; and René Noppeney, Royal HaskoningDHV global director for Water Products & Innovation.
About Royal HaskoningDHV
Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with over 130 years of experience. Its professionals deliver their services in the fields of asset management, aviation, buildings, energy, industry, infrastructure, maritime, mining, strategy, transport, urban and rural planning, water management and water technology. For more information, click here.
Wabag is one of the world’s leading companies in the water treatment field. Its key competences, which are based on over 90 years of plant building experience, lie in the design, completion and operation of drinking water and wastewater plants for both the municipal and industrial sectors. Wabag offers sustained solutions for special customer needs through a comprehensive range of services and innovative technologies. For more information, visit www.wabag.com.