Image: Joost Vliegen (left, GEA) and René Noppeney (Royal HaskoningDHV) signing the contract
An agreement to this effect was signed at the Aquatech Amsterdam between the two companies. GEA shall invest in and further develop its sludge dewatering equipment for specific use in combination with the Nereda technology. Royal HaskoningDHV will actively support such research and development by making available technical know-how, performance data and access to its Nereda research and development facilities.
GEA is proud to be the first Nereda preferred supplier. Joost Vliegen, Director Environmental Technology: “The Nereda technology is such a success that it finds its way around the world. As partner of Royal HaskoningDHV in the world-wide Nereda Community, GEA created their own Nereda team that is going to play an important role within the worldwide roll-out and development of this revolutionary system.
René Noppeney, Global Director Water Technology Products & Innovation bij Royal HaskoningDHV: “Our Nereda technology has unique selling points in terms of its footprint, its energy efficiency, sustainability and ease of operation. With this agreement, we aim to make a significant step towards optimisation of the sludge line as well. I am very pleased that GEA has decided to become a preferred supplier. Their willingness and drive to invest in R&D to optimise their equipment for our Nereda technology will make a difference for many of our clients world-wide.”
Nereda is a successful Dutch sustainable wastewater treatment technology for which there is considerable international demand. Nereda treats wastewater with bacteria (aerobic granular biomass) that quickly sink. The plants are cheaper than traditional plants and up to four times smaller. Moreover, they consume up to half the energy and hardly any chemicals are required. The technology was developed by Delft University of Technology and Royal HaskoningDHV in cooperation with the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA) and several Dutch water authorities.