Our Partners

We believe in cooperation. We believe that working with partners, joining knowledge and capacity to deliver increases our ability to help our clients, and enhance society.

We have built an inspiring network of specialized partners throughout the world.



ACCIONA Agua is Nereda license partner to deliver the technology in Spain and Portugal.

Acciona Agua | NeredaACCIONA Agua is a leader in the water treatment sector with the ability to design, construct and operate drinking water treatment plants, residual purification plants, tertiary treatment plants for re-use and reverse-osmosis desalination plants. ACCIONA Agua is committed to innovation and the application of the latest technologies, together with ensuring water quality in the different areas of activity. The company is part of the group ACCIONA and present in over 30 countries.

Alejandro Zarzuela, Technical and Technology Innovation Director of ACCIONA Agua: “Implementing the Nereda technologies in these facilities, while maintaining the footprint and reusing existing buildings, is the most viable solution at present for ACCIONA Agua. In addition, for new installations these advantages certainly create a fundamental spur to encourage installation.


Aqua Aerobic Systems Inc.

Aqua Aerobic Systems Inc. is the exclusive provider of Nereda technology in the United States of America.Aqua Aerobic Systems Inc. logo

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. is an applied engineering company specializing in total water management solutions in the areas of aeration and mixing, biological processes, cloth media filtration, membranes, disinfection and process control. Since 1969, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. has served the water and wastewater industry, worldwide, in both the municipal and industrial markets.

Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc. Vice President - Process Group, James Horton stated, “This unique technology satisfies all of the requirements we look for in a next generation biological process; enhanced biological nutrient removal, lower operational and capital costs, and smaller footprint. This is the game changer the industry has been waiting for.”


Aquatec Maxcon

Aquatec Maxcon is Nereda license partner to deliver the technology in Australia.

Aquatec Maxcon | NeredaAquatec Maxcon is Australia's leading provider of water and wastewater technology and equipment. It has a wide range of expertise from staff including professional engineers (civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical and environmental), draftspersons, boilermakers, fitter and turners, painters, certified water and wastewater plant operators, etc., supporting its specialist activities. Aquatec Maxcon has formalised an agreement with Royal HaskoningDHV in relation to Nereda technology in 2012.

Monita Näcker, Process Engineer at Aquatec Maxcon: “With over 45 years of experience in wastewater treatment, Aquatec Maxcon is looking forward to sharing the knowledge about the Nereda technology with geographical and climatological similar countries such as South Africa and Brazil.”


EPS Group

EPS Group is Nereda license partner to deliver the technology in Ireland.

EPS Water | NeredaEPS Group is a specialist wet infrastructure support services group of companies operating across the Republic of Ireland, the UK and the Middle East. It is one of the few genuine end-to-end service providers in the global water sector. Founded upon 46 years of experience, EPS has grown from a modest electrical and pumping services business into an innovative, internationally exporting product and service provider, now focused upon the water, wastewater and clean technology sectors.

Technical Director of EPS, Mr. Jim Palmer: “We are delighted with the prospect of offering Nereda as the next generation activated sludge technology to our clients .For us Nereda represents cutting edge and leading technology which offers very low cost of ownership to end-users of wastewater treatments plants. We look forward to developing our relationship with the Royal HaskoningDHV Team.”


BRK Ambiental

BRK Ambiental is Nereda license partner to deliver the technology in Brazil.

Odebrecht Ambiental Logo | NeredaBRK Ambiental is present in 180 Brazilian cities spread across nine states in the country. With over 6000 direct employees the company serves more than 16 million people. The company is also a partner in public and private project of the state sanitation companies in São Paulo, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia e Pernambuco. BRKt Ambiental and Royal HaskoningDHV have signed a cooperation agreement in 2013 to implement the innovative wastewater treatment technology Nereda in Brazil. 

Mr Emyr Diniz Costa Junior, Odebrecht's Engineering Director, said “We believe Nereda can help us to contribute to better public health by providing people with access to sanitation. The Nereda technology treats wastewater more sustainably.”



WABAG is Nereda license partner to deliver the technology in Switzerland and India.

WABAG | NeredaWABAG is world’s leading company in the water treatment sector. With comprehensive and highly advanced innovative technologies and services WABAG make a sizeable contribution to the provision of secure water supply and wastewater treatment in both the municipal and industrial sectors. The scope of the services that WABAG can offer extends from consulting and planning, financing and installation, to the operational management of plants and systems. For the customers this means all the advantages of tailor-made solutions provided on a one-stop shopping basis.

Mr Rajiv Mittal, Managing Director and Group CEO, VA Tech WABAG Limited: “I am delighted that WABAG has been chosen by Royal HaskoningDHV, a leading international engineering company, for technology co-operation to introduce this new technology in India and Switzerland where WABAG already enjoys market and technology leadership. To start with, this new technology will address the India and Swiss markets and over time, the geographical scope will be enlarged. In keeping with our overall inorganic growth strategy either for new markets or new technology, WABAG is adopting this licensing route on a long term. This new addition to our technology portfolio shall meet the growing market expectations in terms of less power consumption, less footprint and more cost effective solutions for waste water management.”


WEC Projects

WEC Projects is Nereda license partner to deliver the technology in South Africa.

WEC | NeredaWEC Projects is a specialist contractor in the water and wastewater treatment industry with head offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. WEC Projects possesses enviable process design capabilities which allows us to change people’s lives through the implementation of well-engineered and sustainable water treatment solutions. Our expertise extends to: sewage treatment, biogas to energy solutions, operation and maintenance services and sludge beneficiation projects. WEC Projects was established in 2002.

Karl Juncker, Managing Director of WEC Projects: “Nereda is cost effective, sustainable, requires a small footprint and is easy to operate. These attributes make it a perfect fit in the South African wastewater treatment market. In order to deliver solutions to our country’s sewage treatment challenges, we need innovation, and Nereda is that innovation. WEC Projects, together with Nereda, is excited to lead the way. Signing this agreement is not only a huge milestone in the life of WEC Projects, but a significant development for South Africa’s wastewater treatment sector.”


Preferred suppliers

GEA Group

GEA | NeredaRoyal HaskoningDHV collaborates with GEA to have its sludge dewatering decanter centrifuges certified for the Nereda technology. As part of the agreement, the companies will collaborate in research and development to further improve the applicability of GEA’s sludge dewatering equipment to Nereda-specific conditions.

The GEA Group is one of the largest providers for equipment and process technology particularly for the food industry where it ranks among the market and technology leaders. The GEA Group focuses on demanding production processes and supplies its customers with efficient solutions in various end markets. In 2014 the GEA Group employed over 18,000 people who generated revenue of more than EUR 4.5 billion.

Joost Vliegen, Director Environmental Technology of GEA: “The Nereda technology is such a success that it finds its way around the world.”


The Endress+Hauser Group

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The Group employs 13,000 personnel across the globe, generating net sales of more than 2.1 billion euros in 2016. With dedicated sales centers and a strong network of partners, Endress+Hauser guarantees competent worldwide support. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. The company supports customers with automation engineering, logistics and IT services and solutions. Our products set standards in quality and technology.



For more than 80 years, Hach® has provided innovations to support its customers. Hach gives customers confidence in their water analysis by delivering expert answers, outstanding support, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions. Hach analytical instruments, services, software, and reagents are used to ensure the quality of water in a variety of industries in more than 100 countries globally.



iTZiT LogoiTZiT is market leader in intelligent and interactive 3D visualization. We believe connecting with stakeholders is about letting them experience your story. By seeing, exploring, learning and sharing. We bring your expertise, knowledge and portfolio to life with smart, interactive visual solutions. Combining 3D technology, media, and simulation.

By integrating your sensor input, data and digital models, we create 3D applications that open up new ways to engage and interact with different user groups. In addition, our visualizations are internationally applied for high-end training through virtual and augmented reality.

For Royal HaskoningDHV we are developing interactive visualizations of a new generation of wastewater treatment plants, that are commissioned worldwide. Each plant is accompanied by its custom made support application that enables operators to monitor every detail of the water treatment process.


Other partners

Delft, University of Technology

Delft, University of Technology | NeredaThe original invention of aerobic granular biomass was made at the Environmental Biotechnology group Delft University of Technology by the team of Mark van Loosdrecht. The invention moved from the laboratory to real-life application to pilot installations, and culminated in the opening of the world’s first operational municipal plant in the Dutch town of Epe in 2012.TU Delft is a research partner of Royal HaskoningDHV.


Dutch Water Authorities

DWA Logo | NeredaDutch Water Authorities offer support in the start-up of wastewater treatment plants abroad that use the Nereda technology.

Board member Mr Gerard Doornbos at Dutch Water Authorities: “Dutch Water Authorities shares global knowledge with countries where water management faces many challenges. We learn from this ourselves and, at the same time, support the export potential of the Dutch water sector. Moreover, our employees will gain ‘out of the box’ experience and learn from applying the technique in a different context. This, in turn, will help us with the water requirements in the Netherlands.”



STOWA Logo | NeredaSTOWA (Acronym for Foundation for Applied Water Research) is the knowledge centre of the regional water managers (mostly the Dutch Water Authorities) in the Netherlands. Its mission is to develop, collect, distribute and implement applied knowledge, which the water managers need in order to adequately carry out the tasks that their work supports. This expertise can cover applied technical, scientific, administrative-legal or social science fields.



STW-connecting-innovators logo

Technologiestichting STW realises the transfer of knowledge between the technical sciences and users. It does this by funding excellent technical scientific research and by bringing researchers and users together in each project.

STW can trace its roots back to the programme for Technical Physics and Innovation initiated by the FOM Foundation at the end of the 1970s. In 1981 STW was officially established as a foundation to serve the entire spectrum of technical sciences. Since then the foundation's objective has been to realise knowledge transfer from excellent technical scientific research. Several years ago the emphasis in the mission was changed to knowledge transfer between the technical sciences and users so as to emphasise the role of the users in all STW projects. During the research projects users provide valuable recommendations and contribute their own knowledge, which can lead to a tightening of the research question. Ultimately innovation – or in STW terms utilisation – is the result of the joint efforts between researchers and users.


World Water Academy

Nereda Academy LogoRoyal HaskoningDHV and World Water Academy established a Global Nereda Academy to support the global breakthrough of the Dutch Nereda technology for wastewater treatment. World Water Academy is the leading training Institute for water management in the Netherlands and abroad.For over 20 years, it offers a complete range of over 100 titles for all water disciplines and develops, manages and updates it. World Water Academy collects, structures and selects practical knowledge and best practices and communicates in the form of education and training.

Agnes Maenhout, director World Water Academy: “Developing a Global Nereda Academy is the ultimate example of added value through cooperation. With our educational and programmatic input the Nereda knowledge of experts from Royal HaskoningDHV will find direct application for the user."



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René Noppeney

Global Director Water Products & Innovation

Nijmegen, NL

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