Gradiant wins US$20mn in new contracts in India

Global water solutions provider Gradiant has secured three new contracts in India together worth US$20 million.

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The awards are for clients in the manufacturing of photovoltaic cells (or solar cells) renewable energy and industrial protective equipment. All three projects will be delivered as design-build contracts.

One of the largest solar companies in India has partnered with Gradiant at a manufacturing site for ammonia and fluoride removal and wastewater treatment in Western India. The new facility will recover, neutralize, and treat complex wastewater rinse streams from photovoltaic cell production to levels that meet the client's sustainability goals and local discharge limits.

Gradiant has also partnered with a leader in the renewable energy business for the design-build of two facilities for ultrapure water and wastewater treatment to support a new photovoltaic cell manufacturing site also in India’s western region. The project will include Gradiant’s patented RO Infinity membrane technology to treat industrial wastewater streams. The zero liquid discharge (ZLD) facility will reduce wastewater to only salt and solid wastes.

The company is also working with a leading manufacturer of industrial protective equipment for their new facility in Southern India to deliver an effluent treatment and ZLD waste minimization system. The plant will feature Gradiant’s Carrier Gas Extraction (CGE) for ZLD and SmartOps for AI-powered asset performance optimization, and a membrane biological reactor (MBR) for advanced wastewater treatment.

“We are experiencing strong growth in the India market across multiple strategic verticals,” said Prakash Govindan, chief operating officer of Gradiant. “India was already one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is well positioned to gain as global companies review their sourcing and manufacturing footprints to de-risk and diversify their supply chains. We are also witnessing a clean energy transition in India, as the country builds out renewable energy infrastructure and its supply to the world.”

Gradiant, which was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), entered the India market in 2018. Clients are served by in-country expertise from Gradiant’s main office in Chennai while collaborating and leveraging global process and engineering resources.

With its global headquarters in Boston, USA, Gradiant has regional headquarters and global technology labs in Singapore, and offices across 12 countries.