Fluence has secured its first contract to provide MABR wastewater treatment as a service. The facility will be installed for Couples Resorts at its San Souci property in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Couples operates four resorts on the island. The initial contract period will be five years with annual renewals for up to an additional five years. Construction will be financed from Fluence’s balance sheet and is expected to generate annual revenue of more than $175,000 once the plant commences operation in the first half of 2023. The Jamaican Water Resources Authority has already approved the use of MABR wastewater treatment systems and this will be Fluence’s fourth MABR plant in Jamaica. Last year Jamaica received 1.5 million overnight visitors1 and has approximately 30,000 hotel rooms2 on the island.
Rick Cisterna, Chief Strategy Officer of Fluence commented: “We are very pleased to win this first MABR contract with Couples Resorts. We have often noted that resorts can save significant capital and operating costs related to their water and wastewater treatment by deploying Fluence systems and only paying for treatment as a service. We hope this will be the first of many recurring revenue projects for MABR. We will also continue to provide drinking water solutions using our NIROBOX technology. Local water sourcing, wastewater treatment and reuse not only saves money but simplifies and improves the resiliency of water infrastructure by avoiding significant investment and maintenance of in-ground pipe networks.”