Water and wastewater treatment company De.mem Ltd has secured new contracts in Australia worth approximately A$200 000 through its recently acquired subsidiary Akwa-Worx Pty Ltd.

The contracts include the delivery of a containerized sludge dewatering system to Bechtel Australia Pty Ltd. The system aims to reduce sludge volumes and, as a result, disposal cost. It will be deployed at Rio Tinto’s Amrun project between Weipa and Amrukun, Queensland.

The projects also include the delivery of reverse osmosis membranes for deployment in a water treatment plant at the same mining site.

Rio Tinto’s Amrun project is a A$2.6 billion bauxite project currently underway in Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula. Bechtel is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPCM) manager for the project.

“These contract awards with such a reputable customer from the Australian mining industry show our leading position in this segment,” said De.mem CEO Andreas Kroell. “With the mining industry looking at an upturn in the years ahead, we offer a comprehensive and high-quality range of products and solutions for our clients. This is not only relevant for our activities in Australia, but also provides a strong foundation for our ongoing expansion into other countries which have a large mining sector, such as China.”