dws-weftec-rhdhv-bv-signing-giesen-orth-770pxAt the Weftec trade fair, Aqua-Aerobic Systems and Royal HaskoningDHV signed a license agreement that confirms Aqua-Aerobic will become the exclusive provider of the Nereda granular biomass treatment system in the United States market.

Technology provider Aqua-Aerobic will build a full-scale Nereda plant at the Rock river water reclamation district in Rockford, USA.

Royal HaskoningDHV also signed a non-exclusive teaming agreement at the Weftec trade fair with consultancy firms Aecom and Black & Veatch on joint pursue for more applications of Nereda-technology in the United States.

dws-weftec-rhdhv-aecom-signing-hillen-giesen-350pxSigning cermony with US consultancy firm Aecom.

Biological nutrient removal
Nereda-technology represents new development in activated sludge treatment, replicating the same effluent quality as a well-designed enhanced biological nutrient removal (BNR) facility but without the use of chemicals by using the patented aerobic granular sludge technology.

The dramatically reduced footprint and low energy requirement of the Nereda process provides a competitive alternative for high performance plants.

Currently almost 40 Nereda plants are in operation or under construction on 5 continents.

A recently opened Nereda plant is at wwtp Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. It was opened in June, just ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

dws-rhdv-weftec-deorodo2-350pxNereda plant at wwtp Deodoro in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, that was opened just before the Olympic Games in June.

Game changer
On the occasion of signing by Aqua-Aerobic Systems, 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."

Royal HaskoningDHV, director of water treatment technologies for the Americas, Marten Hillen, stated, "We are proud that a leading player like Aqua-Aerobic Systems recognizes the added value of Nereda for the United States. We look forward to jointly bringing our knowledge and expertise here."

Development of project opportunities
In addition to the license agreement with Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Royal HaskoningDHV has signed teaming agreements with Black & Veatch and with Aecom to develop project opportunities in the United States where the Nereda technology could be applied.

Beneficial to US ratepayers
At the signing ceremony at Weftec, Executive managing director Mike Orth (right on top photo) at Black & Veatch commented on the offerings of the unique granular biomass technology. “This economical and energy efficient solution provides an internationally proven, award-winning option for our clients. Nereda will provide ratepayers with cleaner wastewater, treated on a smaller footprint against lower costs."

“We trust that our partnership with Black & Veatch will catalyze adoption of this modern and sustainable treatment technology,” said Director of technology Andreas Giesen (left on top photo) at Royal HaskoningDHV.

“In combination with agreements with other leading service companies and a license partnership with a U.S. based technology provider, we are poised to best serve the U.S. market.”

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● Weftec 2016: Paques and Ovivo sign licensing agreement for Anammox waste water technology, 27 September 2016
● Meet the Dutch water sector at WEFTEC 2016 New Orleans
Nereda plant in Rio de Janeiro ready to treat Olympic waste water, 21 June 2016
First of three Nereda wastewater treatment plants in Ireland took flow, 10 September 2015
IFAT2014: Big steps for Nereda waste water technology in scaling up, 6 May 2014

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Black & Veatch
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