Emefcy, RWL form strategic alliance to enhance footprint in China


Emefcy Group has formed a strategic alliance with RWL Water to enhance the footprint of both the firms in the Chinese water treatment market.

Emefcy intends to engage RWL's expertise for designing and producing packaged plant solutions, while RWL will leverage Emefcy’s market knowledge and strategic distribution network to boost its complementary range of water treatment products.

The packaged plant solutions will include Emefcy’s membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) wastewater treatment module. The system is said to utilise 80% less energy and also needs less space and low upfront capital cost.

The company is currently operating reference sites in China, Israel, Ethiopia and US Virgin Islands.

Emefcy executive chairman Richard Irving said: “The agreement will greatly simplify the deployment of Emefcy’s energy efficient, modular technology.

"With RWL Water’s assistance, we will be able to fast track the development of a complete, standardised, packaged treatment plant solution.

"By delivering a spectrum of packaged plant solutions, we can best meet the needs of our integrator partners and reduce the costs of installation.”

Under the agreement, Emefcy will pay RWL for engineering services in accelerating the design of the spectrum of packaged plant solutions, as well as engineering and production services in a bid to support Emefcy’s MABR technology.

Emefcy has already signed distribution agreements with water services firms CGGC, Wuxi, Jinzi and Sinorichen.

Under these agreements, the company is required to supply demonstration units in various regions around China.

The firm's production facilities in China are expected to begin operations in the second half of this year.