15 Oct 2013
Mr. René Noppeney, Royal HaskoningDHV’s Global Director for Water Products and Innovation (left) and Mr. Bruno Speed, Managing Director Imtech Process sign the cooperation agreement to deliver the Nereda® wastewater technology to the UK. Copyright: Royal HaskoningDHV
Wastewater treatment in the UK goes Dutch
Imtech Process Limited a leading engineering and delivery partner for the water industry and international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV have signed a cooperation agreement for the delivery of the Nereda® technology for wastewater treatment in the UK.
Imtech Process expects to build five to eight Nereda wastewater treatment installations in the coming years.
A revolutionary new wastewater treatment technology, which is set to displace the century-old practice of activated sludge, is being introduced in the UK following a cooperation agreement between Royal HaskoningDHV and Imtech Process. Nereda, which operates through a unique aerobic granule process, heralds a new, more sustainable wastewater technology.
Mr. Bruno Speed, Managing Director Imtech Process: "Deploying Nereda in the UK will be a significant step forward towards sustainable high-quality wastewater service. We are delighted to be part of this revolution in wastewater treatment and proud to be cooperating with Royal HaskoningDHV on this newly-developed technology and practice."
Nereda saves 20-30% energy and up to 75% in land use.
SustainabilityThe UK market for wastewater treatment plants is first and foremost an upgrade and refurbishment market: existing wastewater treatment plants need to be modernised and expanded. Bruno Speed explains: "Nereda is ideally suited for these upgrades: with its small physical footprint it is very cost effective, while at the same time its energy-efficiency and high treatment capabilities offer the highest standards of sustainability."
High market demandImtech recognises some exciting potential for opportunities across the UK. Royal HaskoningDHV's Global Director for Water Products and Innovation, Mr. René Noppeney, said "There was no better moment to start this partnership. The demand from the British market is high. We are receiving regular enquiries from UK water companies interested in our Nereda technology.
A significant number of the wastewater treatment plants in the UK are due for renewal in the coming five to ten years."