MEMBRANE is an EPC that provides turn-key solutions in the fluid treatment business, based on proprietary know-how and patents. MEMBRANE`s solid engineering background stems from over 10 Patents granted, 1300 units installed in all 6 continents and offshore, proprietary know how competence since 1936. a SAP © based organization. Our vision is creating value and delivering benefits to our Customers as the primary way to achieve our goal. Regardless of the application and complexity of the problem, we want to generate an effective, valuable service. As opposed to the market`s tendency to supply equipment and plants, our goal is providing a complete service. We routinely design customized and standard solutions for fluid treatment issues. Whether it`s nitrogen production, water treatment, chemical dosage, or even purification of chemicals we guarantee the achievement of enduring results.
Our history dates back to 1936, when Federico S. Arcari first filed patents for water desalination systems via thermal-compression technology. He then designed, supervised their construction, and commissioned the units in the formerly Italian territories in Africa. In the 1960s and 70s, as reverse osmosis and nanofiltration became industry-grade applications, our people pioneered desalination by designing and installing the very first mid and large scale units in Italy and Mediterranean. In 1983 Membrane was established as a complete Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) contractor completely focused on reverse osmosis, nanofiltration, ultrafiltration systems.
In 1986 the first extreme application was delivered by Membrane to the Italian scientific research base in Antarctica. A complex of approximately 150 people began depending on such units. In 1990 Membrane installed the first zero-discharge large scale system in Sinai, Egypt. Seawater desalination from the Red Sea provided freshwater to a large complex of 3000 people. A seamlessly integrated wastewater treatment facility with tertiary treatment enabled the comp lex to fully recycle the desalinated water for all internal needs, until final use for the tropical garden. In 1996 the first major seawater demineralization system was installed by Membrane for a power cogeneration plant, along a european shoreline. In 1999 the FPSO era began expanding and Membrane entered among the very first players into the quickly developing market by supplying customized solutions for offshore floating structures in ATEX area. In 2002 Membrane was awarded a substantial redesign, construction , and commissioning/startup of the major Italian seawater reverse osmosis unit in Sicily, a system capable of delivering 20 000 m3/h of drinking water, drawn from Mediterranean seawater. In 2003 Membrane was certified UNI EN ISO 9001. In 2007-2011 Membrane is awarded a series of offshore contracts and pharmaceutical installations, leading to the split of core business in different divisions, namely Oil&Gas, Pharmaceutical, and Conventional. In 2009 Membrane became NORSOK and ACHILLES certified. In 2011 the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Milan awards Membrane the Gold Medal for Productivity as a long-standing firm. In 2012 Membrane gets certified BS OHSAS 18001. In 2013 Membrane acquires contracts in Oil and Gas, Chemical, and wastewater management sectors, thus confirming the continuous growth trend.