FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - MATRIX, a division of Aqua-Chem, Inc., today announced that it has concluded negotiations with and received the final order from the Russian Central Government for one of the largest sea water membrane systems ever installed within the Federation. MATRIX is a leader in providing MicroUtility infrastructure including state-of-the-art reverse osmosis systems for marine and land-based applications around the world.
David Gensterblum, CEO of Aqua-Chem, Inc., stated that his team has successfully performed on the Phase One contract and has just been awarded the Phase Two expansion to 10,000 m3/Day (2.64 million US GPD) of the turnkey open sea potable water system. “According to Russian sources, our installation may be the largest SWRO drinking water system in Russia to date and will provide the benchmark for future regulation and development. We are delighted to work with the Russian Federation on this major installation. Water development projects will be a major focus of both governments and global corporations over the next two decades, and the Federation’s foresight in moving aggressively on an installation of this size demonstrates the potential of the market.”
Aqua-Chem acquired MATRIX in October 2008 and has since invested in its technological and marketing resources. Gensterblum noted, “The strategic acquisition of the MATRIX team combined with the global footprint of Aqua-Chem has proven to be a winning combination.”