Fluence Corporation has secured its first SUBRE MABR upgrade contract. This is designed to increase wastewater treatment plant capacity from 125,000 people to 167,000 people in Anhui province and is the first project with new customer Anhui Kehuan Environmental Engineering Co., LTD (“Anhui Kehuan”). Effluent quality will be maintained at Class 1A. The units are schedule to be delivered to site this month and installed and commissioned during Q2 2022. First SUBRE upgrade in China follows 16 successful SUBRE greenfield deployments in China.
Based on China government information, the current 5 Year Plan targets adding wastewater treatment capacity including plant upgrades serving 160 million people with approximately 75% of this targeting upgraded and expanded treatment to enable reuse and therefore requiring Class 1A treatment. Reuse targets vary from 25% to 35% of treated wastewater to alleviate water stress. The Plan also emphasizes energy saving, low carbon processes for which MABR is ideal.
Fluence estimates approximately 1,600 centralized wastewater treatment plants need to be upgraded throughout China
Based on this data Fluence estimates approximately 1,600 centralized wastewater treatment plants need to be upgraded throughout China.
Commenting on this contract, Fluence Chairman Richard Irving said: “We are very pleased to win our first SUBRE plant upgrade order in China and welcome our new customer Anhui Kehuan. We understand they chose Fluence given our many China references for SUBRE and Aspiral, low operating cost and energy use, long membrane life, our ability to increase plant capacity without increasing footprint, and our ability to perform rapid design and delivery. Given the substantial number of upgrade projects anticipated in the current Five Year Plan we look forward to securing further such opportunities. We also see similar upgrade opportunities in our other key geographies.”