GE, Septech announce tie-up.
GE Water & Process Technologies and Septech have announced a 20-year, multi-million-dollar agreement that will help the UAE and Oman meet their growing water needs. Due to an increase in population, infrastructure and energy demands, pressure on fresh water supplies is growing at an unprecedented rate throughout the region. Under the agreement, Septech, a water infrastructure and specialised engineering firm, has purchased a fleet of rapidly deployable GE mobile water treatment systems (GE MWTS). The Septech/GE MWTS will provide regional industrial, municipal and infrastructure customers with a portfolio of solutions capable of meeting virtually any water, wastewater and process water need. C[pounds sterling]Whether itCOs an emergency, supplemental, or extended water treatment requirement, our mobile water systems deliver solutions that meet any clients needs,C[yen] said Ralph Hadley, general manager, Middle East and Africa, GE Water & Process Technologies. C[pounds sterling]Our collaboration with Septech will grow our broad portfolio of solutions in the UAE and Oman, helping customers best maximise their water and energy resources,C[yen] added Hadley. The fleet, which will be owned by Septech and serviced by GE, are easily deployable, able to meet the most stringent regulatory requirements in the world and operable independent of a power source. Housed in a 40 ft (12 m) mobile container, the units can treat brackish, salt and wastewater and produce up to 1,000 cu m (264,000 gallons) of pure water per day. C[pounds sterling]Our objective is to capture a significant percentage of the total water and wastewater market across the Mena region valued at $183 billion over the next five years,C[yen] said Septech CEO David Heffernan. C[pounds sterling]Serviced by a 24-hour, 7-day a week specialised support and deployment team, we ensure rapid dispatch and delivery of the units, preventing businesses and construction from shutting down due to insufficient access to treated water. Continuing operations and bringing adequate water supplies to Mena is at the heart of SeptechCOs new offering,C[yen] continued Heffernan, who signed the agreement with Steve Fludder, vice president, GE Water and Process Technologies. Septech will operate the fleet in three major service patterns: emergency situations for immediate service in periods from 1 to 30 days; short-term scenarios ranging from 1 to 12 months; and medium term, remote/off the grid situations, which require bespoke solutions.
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