19 Apr 2016
EPS was announced as the Green Awards ‘Green Technology Award’ winner for introducing Royal HaskoningDHV's revolutionary Nereda technology to the Irish wastewater treatment market at a gala ceremony ‌in Dublin on Thursday the 14th April. This award recognises technologies that have made a positive contribution to the environment.
Green Energy Awards | EPS & Royal HaskoningDHV

Image (from left to right): Declan O’Riordan, Energy Manager EPS; Ryan Botha, Project Manager Royal HaskoningDHV; Robbert van der Kuij, Project Manager Royal HaskoningDHV; Michael O’Sullivan, Contracts Manager EPS & Paul Melia, Environment Editor Irish Independent.

EPS is proud to introduce Nereda in Ireland 

Speaking after the awards ceremony, Michael O’Sullivan, Contracts Manager at EPS said "We feel honoured to have won this prestigious award and to be part of an event that recognises the efforts of those operating in the Irish green sector. EPS is proud to have introduced the innovative and beneficial Nereda technology to Ireland and are thankful to our partners, Royal HaskoningDHV, for their assistance with this. We are certain this technology will continue its impressive success in the Irish market.

Robbert van der Kuij, Project Manager at Royal HaskoningDHV added “This Green Award is another great achievement for Nereda, our innovative wastewater treatment technology. We are proud of our partner EPS. Together we can provide a sustainable solution for Irish towns and cities facing challenges associated with urbanisation and the demand for environmental protection.” 

Three wastewater treatment plants in Ireland

Green Energy Awards | EPS & Royal HaskoningDHVEPS, as the licensee for Nereda in Ireland, have a co-operation agreement with the global engineering consultancy, Royal HaskoningDHV for the delivery of Nereda in Ireland. To date, the EPS/Royal HaskoningDHV partnership has successfully delivered the wastewater treatment plants both in Clonakilty and Carrigtwohill and are currently completing a plant at Cork Lower Harbour.

The introduction of the Nereda process represents a significant and evolutionary step in wastewater treatment technology. Nereda combines the treatment characteristics of granular biomass in highly automated sequencing batch reactors, resulting in reductions in footprint, costs, electricity, sludge production, chemical consumption and improved environmental compliance and robustness compared with established wastewater treatment technologies. Read more on Nereda here.