GE, Septech Deploy Mobile Water Tech to UAE and Oman
GE Water & Process Technologies and Septech have a 20-year, multimillion dollar agreement that will help the United Arab Emirates and Oman meet its growing water needs, according to a June 25 press release.
Under the agreement, Septech, a water infrastructure and specialized engineering firm, has purchased a fleet of rapidly deployable GE Mobile Water Treatment Systems.
"Whether it's an emergency, supplemental, or extended water need, our mobile water systems deliver solutions that meet virtually any customer requirement," said Ralph Hadley, general manager, Middle East and Africa for GE. "This is yet another example of how GE continues to partner with industry leaders to drive growth and meet customers' most pressing water needs," added Hadley.
The fleet, which will be owned by Septech and serviced by GE, is easily deployable; able to meet the most stringent regulatory requirements in the world and can operate independently of a power source. Housed in 40-foot mobile containers, the units can treat brackish water, salt water and wastewater; and can produce up to 1,000 cubic meters of pure water per day.
"With the Middle East North Africa water market expected to grow to $183 billion in the next five years, we hope to capture a significant percentage of the total water and wastewater market in the region," said Septech Chief Executive Officer David Heffernan.
Septech will operate the fleet in three major service patterns: emergency situations for immediate service of periods from one to 30 days; short-term scenarios ranging from one to 12 months; and remote/off the grid situations.
Privately owned, Septech was established 12 years ago and to date provides innovative water infrastructure and specialized engineering solutions to the Ruling Families, municipalities, and public and private developers of the region.