Fluence Awarded its First NIROBOX™ Recurring Revenue Desalination Project
Melbourne, New York --
- Fluence awarded its first Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) project for a resort
- Three Smart Packaged NIROBOX™ units to be deployed in North Bimini, Bahamas
- Short implementation timeline with commissioning expected by year end
Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) is pleased to announce the first commercial sale in the USA of its Aspiral™ Smart Packaged Wastewater Treatment Plant, based on Fluence's innovative Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology.
The Aspiral' L + Ultrafiltration (UF) plant designed for client WaterFleet, LLC ('WaterFleet') will treat the sewage of an LNG worksite, and will be commissioned by January 2019. The plant will treat 33,000 gallons per day of wastewater, with the treated effluent then being reused for dust suppression on the sites roads. The decentralized wastewater treatment plant, which can serve as a mobile or permanent installation, will be relocated by WaterFleet as required to meet its treatment needs.
Strategically, Fluence is seeking to leverage this project into further opportunities in the hotels and resorts industry for its decentralized, smart-packaged water treatment solutions, due to their high reliability, lower energy consumption, low maintenance and small footprint.
This is Fluence's first Build, Own, Operate & Transfer (BOOT) contract in the Bahamas. The agreement with Rav Bahamas Limited will further increase recurring revenues for Fluence.
Commenting on the North Bimini project, Fluence Managing Director & CEO Henry Charrab£ said: 'We are excited to partner with Rav Bahamas and are pleased to see the continued expansion of applications for our Nirobox™ decentralized smart packaged water treatment technology solutions. The first NIROBOX™ SW deployment in the Bahamas and our first BOOT project for a resort are both strategically important. Our ability to provide financing made this project even more appealing to the customer and allows us to increase recurring revenues for Fluence. We hope this will be the first of many projects with Rav Bahamas and in the Caribbean generally.'
Gerardo Capo, Chairman of RAV Bahamas Limited, commented: 'Following a tender process to replace our old seawater desalination plant, we selected Fluence as the potable water provider for our Bimini resort community. We chose Fluence and its Nirobox system due to their expertise, high reliability, small footprint and fast project execution. We look forward to a long term and close cooperation with Fluence.'