Nijhuis wins industrial plant project; Sulzer acquires JWC; SciDev signs MOU with Phoenix

Jan. 16, 2018

Industry news roundup: Nijhuis Industries wins industrial wastewater treatment plant project; Sulzer acquires JWC Environmental; SciDev signs MOU with Phoenix Process Equipment.

Nijhuis Industries wins industrial wastewater treatment plant project

Nijhuis Industries will deliver one of the ten largest industrial wastewater treatment plants in the world. Green Valley Oil Services (GVOS) awarded Nijhuis the order to deliver a turnkey wastewater treatment plant for the South Port Said Industrial Zone in Port Said, Egypt. The capacity of the plant is 60.000 m3/day (equal to 4 million PE) and will be delivered in two phases. Phase 1 will treat 35.000 m3/day and another 25.000 m3/day of industrial wastewater will be treated after the second phase, which is expected to be in operation April 2019. This project marks the new policy of the Egyptian Government to work in public private partnership with industry.

The plant consists of Nijhuis technologies for the physical-chemical, aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment, active sludge and tertiary treatment to meet the strict effluent requirements, and it will recover biogas and energy from the effluent. Based on the current composition of the wastewater collected from over 250 companies in the Port Said Industrial Zone, the plant is designed to be self-sufficient on its energy demand, and it will sell access power to the grid.

Sulzer acquires JWC Environmental

Sulzer completed the acquisition of JWC Environmental, LLC (JWC), a provider of highly engineered, mission-critical solids reduction and removal products such as grinders, screens and dissolved air flotation system for municipal, industrial and commercial wastewater applications. The transaction allows Sulzer to grow its wastewater treatment offering through complementary equipment as well as to improve its access to the municipal and industrial wastewater market in North America. Sulzer intends to pursue and support JWC’s geographic expansion into markets in EMEA and Asia. JWC will operate as part of Sulzer’s Pumps Equipment division and will continue to be headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

SciDev signs MOU with Phoenix Process Equipment

SciDev Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Phoenix Process Equipment Co., a leading integrated supplier of chemicals and dewatering equipment. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Phoenix supplies equipment and consumables to the mining, aggregate, municipal wastewater and industrial wastewater industries. In addition to the manufacture of dewatering equipment, Phoenix also supplies consumables including chemicals for use in dewatering applications. While Phoenix is not a manufacturer of chemicals, it uses its equipment sales and technical support capabilities to pull-through chemical sales. This is a similar approach to that employed by SciDev. Hence, there is potential for synergies between the two companies and geographical and industry overlaps.

Under the terms of the MOU, SciDev and Phoenix have agreed to cooperate to complete the following work program:

  • Evaluate the opportunity for the incorporation of SciDev’s OptiFlox technology into Phoenix’s equipment offering.
  • Assess options for and the feasibility of a Phoenix/SciDev partnership to manufacture chemicals in selected U.S. locations using SciDev manufacturing technology.

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