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Perth, Australia, 2011/09/06 - GE (NYSE: GE), a global leader in water and process technologies, and Osmoflo, the largest Australian owned desalination and water recycling company in Australia, today unveiled a strategic alliance - Osmoflo.com.au / GE.com. NYSE: GE
The agreement will enable Osmoflo to expand its product portfolio and allow GE to deepen its presence in the Australian water market.
The alliance will allow Osmoflo to focus on markets and applications where GE’s standard platform of reverse osmosis (RO) membrane plants and Electrodeionization (EDI) skids provide a unique advantage in the sub-2.5 megaliters per day (ML/d) range. GE packaged systems are ideally suited for non-complex applications involving the desalination of brackish water or seawater using reverse osmosis technology and EDI for high purity water requirements.
The agreement also will give Osmoflo access to the broad range of GE products such as cartridge filters, RO, ultrafiltration (UF) membranes and other technologies for water treatment systems. Osmoflo will utilize GE technology and customize water treatment solutions to address customer specific applications and will provide on-going maintenance and operations support through their 24-hour national support service.
In Australia, GE will continue to focus on build-own-operate (BOO), mobile water services and providing comprehensive solutions for tough-to-treat waters including coal seam gas and wastewater reuse with advanced technologies including membrane bioreactors (MBRs) and zero liquid discharge systems using evaporators and crystallizers.
Irshaad Hakim, region sales leader—engineered systems at GE Power & Water, said: “The strategic agreement with Osmoflo is an important step in expanding our presence in the water sector, a vital concern in Australia. The combination of our global expertise in water and process technologies coupled with Osmoflo’s local market presence presents a powerful proposition in the market. The agreement plays to both our strengths and also allows us to tap into new market opportunities, getting closer to customers and providing the right set of solutions in ways that best suit their individual needs.”
Marc Fabig, managing director, Osmoflo adds: “This arrangement links world-leading capabilities to meet market needs in Australia, bringing together the design and manufacturing power of GE with the local market knowledge and ongoing support of Osmoflo. It means we and our customers gain from GE’s expertise in manufacturing and standardization, which provides a quality product in less time and less cost. Our manufacturing facilities will be freed up to concentrate on the larger, more complex projects.
GE (ge.com) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide.
GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together with more than 90,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.
Osmoflo is a major Australian desalination company recognized for delivering smart solutions for the treatment of challenging water. Our reputation for providing innovative, cost effective water treatment solutions, including reuse, for communities and industry is just part of our success.
In its 20 years Osmoflo has delivered 320 projects and operates 120 plants every day. Our highly skilled and experienced workforce drawn not just from Australia, but also from regions throughout the world, giving us unique insights into solving water treatment challenges in many countries. Osmoflo is now a water partner of Marubeni Corporation, further strengthening our global reach.
Deanne Loan, Osmoflo
P: +61 8 8282 9788 / M: +61 413 523 691 / E: Deanne.loan[.]osmoflo.com.au.
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