Fish processing company enters $1.7M wastewater treatment contract with Fluence

Nov. 2, 2017
Smart Decentralized Wastewater Solution to be employed by leading fish processor in Ecuador.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA & NEW YORK, NOV 2, 2017 -- Fluence Corporation has been awarded a US$1.7 million contract with Irotop S.A., a leading Ecuadorian fish processing company, to purify wastewater from its tuna and sardine processing and packing plants.

"Water and wastewater solutions in the global food and beverage market are estimated at around US$6.1B, with this market growing at over 6% annually," said Henry Charrabé, Fluence's "We help our customer's operations become more sustainable by reducing their reliance on external water, energy, and by recycling highly polluted effluents after treatment. Our smart solutions also produce substantial anticipated cost savings, resulting in a short pay back for our clients.''

Processed fish is Ecuador's fourth largest export segment, generating an estimated US$896M each year. As Ecuador updates its current fisheries and aquaculture law to meet international standards, local fish processing companies are adopting sustainable technologies to ensure they can contribute positively to the nation's global, long-term trade balance.

In addition to the Irotop S.A. project award, the newly built Smart Decentralized Wastewater Treatment plant by Fluence for Tadel S.A., a fish rendering plant in Ecuador, was successfully commissioned last month. This is the first wastewater reuse plant in the fish processing industry in Ecuador, confirming Fluence's position as an industry leader for wastewater reuse applications internationally.

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