MWH, Microvi partner on Australia, Asia Pacific water projects

Microvi Biotechnologies is partnering MWH Global to bring its revolutionary water technologies to Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Sydney, Australia, April 22, 2013 -- Leading treatment technology company, Microvi Biotechnologies is partnering with global leading wet infrastructure firm MWH Global to bring its water technologies to Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Building on a number of commercial projects already operating in Australia, Microvi and MWH are working on projects that deal with the treatment of wastewater removing organic carbon and ammonia and a variety of pollutants in water, including nitrate. Future plans include working with three major water utilities in the Asia Pacific to build large-scale demonstration plants that will incorporate Microvi's technologies based on its proprietary MicroNiche Engineering platform.

"We are pleased to be partnering with such a strong, forward-thinking company to help bring effective, transformative solutions to the water and wastewater industry in the Asia Pacific," said Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, CEO of Microvi.

MWH, a global company with nearly 8,000 employees across six continents, engages in the engineering, construction, and management of some of the largest and most technically advanced wet infrastructure, hydropower, mining and transportation projects for municipalities, governments and multi-national private corporations throughout the world.

"From its founding in the 1800s, MWH has had an eye toward the future, and we continue to pride ourselves today on our ability to offer cutting-edge solutions. Microvi Biotechnologies is a leader in treatment technology and we are excited to partner to help meet the challenges facing utilities in Australia and across Asia Pacific," said John Darmody, global water sector leader for Business Solutions, MWH.

Microvi's suite of technologies offer significant advantages over conventional methods including: smaller footprint, no secondary waste or sludge, lower energy demand and ease of retrofit to existing plants. This combination of advantages has the potential to revolutionize the water and wastewater industry.

About MWH

MWH Global is a strategic consulting, technical engineering and construction services firm leading the wet infrastructure sector. Offering a full range of services and innovative, award-winning solutions beginning in the initial planning phases through construction and asset management, we partner with our clients in multiple industries to implement projects and programs that focus on water, energy, natural resources and infrastructure. Our nearly 8,000 employees in 35 countries spanning six continents are dedicated to fulfilling our purpose of Building a Better World, which reflects our commitment to sustainable development. MWH is a private, employee-owned firm with a rich legacy beginning in 1820. For more information, visit our website at

About Microvi

Microvi is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes innovative biocatalytic technologies in water, energy and chemical industries. Microvi’s pipeline of solutions, created using its proprietary MicroNiche Engineering™ platform, enable cost-effective economics, are energy efficient and waste free and deliver higher performance than conventional methods. To learn more please visit


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