Bluewater Bio wins ‘Best Process Technology’ at WEX for HYBACS project in Bahrain (FE Investegate)

Bluewater Bio International, a leading provider of innovative high-performance, cost-effective water and wastewater treatment technologies, is delighted to announce that it has received the accolade of ‘Best Process Technology’ at this year’s prestigious Water and Energy Exchange (“WEX”) Global Innovation Awards. Read full article

Bluewater Bio Signs Reciprocal Licensing Agreement with Biowater Technology (WaterBriefing)

Bluewater Bio International, a leading provider of innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies, has announced that it has concluded an agreement with Norwegian based Biowater Technology to market each other’s advanced, high rate filtration and Moving Bed Bio Reactor processes. Read full article

Bluewater Bio Signs Reciprocal Licensing Agreement with Biowater Technology

partners_biowater_75Bluewater Bio International, a leading provider of innovative high-performance, cost-effective water and wastewater treatment technologies, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Norwegian based Biowater Technology (“Biowater”) to market each other’s advanced, high rate filtration and Moving Bed Bio Reactor (‘MBBR’) processes, respectively. More specifically the agreement, which was executed on February 1st 2014, covers BwB’s FilterClear™ and Biowater’s CFIC® products on a global, non-exclusive basis. It enables BwB to broaden and enhance their ever-expanding portfolio of innovative technologies, thereby strengthening their market position whilst opening up new territories and vertical sectors across the world.
The agreement marks the culmination of an increasingly close relationship over the past 18 months, as demonstrated by co-installation of BwB’s FilterClear™ and Biowater’s CMFF® technologies on a water reuse system for the Nirlon ‘green campus’, near Mumbai, India.

Biowater see FilterClear as complementary to their current MBBR -based offering, attracted by its key differentiators of class leading throughput rate and solids retention, high dirt holding capacity and low volume of backwash waste. In addition, the small footprint, minimum civil works, quick on-site installation and minimal operational intervention gives the end user a lower whole life cost over the life of an asset.

In addition to technology supply, both companies will provide, where necessary, relevant training and support. Audun Lodemel, CEO of Biowater Technology commented: “We are looking forward to working with Bluewater Bio in what is undoubtedly a mutually beneficial alliance between two companies that share the same vision and values. The combination of Bluewater’s high rate media filter with our own low footprint, cost effective biofilm technologies, such as the next generation Continuous Flow Intermittent Cleaning MBBR (CFIC®), allows us to address an even wider segment of the market – both municipal and industrial. Likewise, Bluewater Bio is well placed to benefit from the utilisation of our technologies to their global network. Customers will benefit from the combined solution with lower investment and operation costs.”

Bluewater Bio International added: “We view Biowater as an important strategic partner going forward, as we look to consolidate our market position globally whilst opening up the new opportunities that Biowater’s technology portfolio affords us. We have seen interest in our FilterClear technology grow exponentially over the past few months, in response to compelling performance data from tertiary treatment installations at Anglian Water and – in combination with Biowater’s biofilm processes – at Nirlon in India. Just as Biowater gain access to our technology and distribution, we are able to utilise their high performance biofilm technologies. To continue building our leading, stand-alone technology platform, Bluewater Bio must expand our portfolio with innovative, small footprint, low energy technologies that complement our existing products.

“We are particularly proud to be cementing our FilterClear offering so soon after our recent launch events at Tubli sewage treatment works in Bahrain, where our HYBACS upgrade received critical acclaim from clients, politicians and future partners alike. With both landmark developments under our belt by early February, we’re confident for the year ahead.”

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Bluewater Bio technology highlighted (Gulf Daily News)

MANAMA: Bluewater Bio International, an award winning provider of high-performance, cost-effective water and wastewater treatment technologies, hosted a site visit to Tubli Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) in Bahrain. This was to celebrate recently-completed performance testing of its HYBrid ACtivated Sludge (HYBACS) wastewater treatment upgrade. In recognition of Bluewater Bio’s UK roots and its export success, the site visit was included by the British Embassy in their programme for Great British Week, during which the ccompany also exhibited at the Advanced Engineering & Innovation Expo. Read full article

Bahrain site visit celebrates successful performance testing of HYBACS upgrade (Filtration + Separation.com)

On 23 January Bluewater Bio International, the water and wastewater treatment technologies, hosted a site visit to Tubli Water Pollution Control Centre (WPCC) in Bahrain, to celebrate recently-completed performance testing of its Hybrid Activated Sludge (HYBACS) wastewater treatment upgrade. Read full article

Bahrain Site Visit Celebrates Successful Performance Testing of HYBACS Upgrade

On Thursday 23rd January Bluewater Bio International, an award winning provider of high-performance, cost-effective water and wastewater treatment technologies, hosted a site visit to Tubli Water Pollution Control Centre (“WPCC”) in Bahrain, to celebrate recently-completed performance testing of its HYBrid ACtivated Sludge (“HYBACS®”) wastewater treatment upgrade.

In recognition of Bluewater Bio’s UK roots and its export success, the site visit was included by the UK Embassy in their programme for Great British Week (www.yallabahrain.com), during which the Company also exhibited at the Advanced Engineering & Innovation Expo on Saturday 18th January.

Welcoming 35 guests from as far afield as Australia, Canada, China and South Africa, Daniel Ishag, founder and CEO of Bluewater Bio, said: “Bluewater Bio is immensely proud to have been selected by the Bahraini Ministry of Works for their 8.75 million Dinar wastewater upgrade at Tubli. Thank you to our Ministry clients here today, and also to our champions within the UK Government who helped us build the necessary relationships across the Bahraini government.”

During the visit Bluewater Bio’s Project Manager, Bashar Muhtadi, presented the challenges that dictated the upgrade in sewage treatment capacity, while Technical Director, Dr. Jeremy Biddle, outlined the HYBACS plant’s performance. The visit also included a real-time demonstration to illustrate the vastly improved sludge settling of effluent from the two HYBACS lanes, compared with effluent from the eight lanes not yet upgraded.

Jeremy added: “During commissioning in September and October, the HYBACS plant at Tubli treated 20% more flow than its design average and nitrified fully, whilst demonstrating substantial power savings of up to 40%. Our upgrade has subsequently passed performance testing with no failures, despite very high influent COD loads. But don’t just take my word for
it; I couldn’t put it better than the ministry themselves”, who said:

“The HYBACS upgrade at Tubli alleviates the current overloading problem without the requirement for green-field construction, thereby utilising the existing secondary treatment
assets whilst avoiding additional land take. Early results demonstrate that the plant is operating exceptionally well and meeting the highest standards, with an overall improvement
in nitrogen removal of 80%”. With performance testing completed on 6th January 2014, Bluewater Bio has entered a one year operation and maintenance contract at Tubli WPCC.
Daniel Ishag concluded: “Now fully commissioned, the HYBACS upgrade at Tubli is, as you have witnessed today, consistently outperforming all the Ministry’s specifications and
expectations. As such it provides a compelling reference site for Bluewater Bio to showcase with current and future partners across the globe.”

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Major Bahrain-UK trade deals on cards (Trade Arabia)

Many business synergies between Bahrain and the UK have been identified and there could be a number of deals on the cards, the events organiser of the Great British Week has said. Read full article