H2O Innovation secures US wastewater contracts worth C$3.9mn

The first contract involves a wastewater treatment system using the Bio-Wheel proprietary technology, an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) process. The system will treat an average flow of 3.2 MGD (12 000 m3/day) of wastewater in a Californian city. This is the largest treatment project using the Bio-Wheel technology that H2O Innovation has received to date.

The second project is a retrofit of a conventional wastewater treatment system to a two-train membrane bioreactor (MBR) system. H2O Innovation will upgrade the system's capacity while maintaining the same footprint and increasing the effluent’s quality. Located in New Jersey, the system will treat 80 000 gpd (302.8 m3/day) of wastewater.

“Fiscal year 2017 symbolizes, for H2O Innovation, the year where we have been awarded the most wastewater treatment projects. More than 15% of the backlog represents wastewater projects, compared to 1% in 2016 and 2% in 2015. This is a significant milestone in our strategic diversification of the project group. It’s opening a world of opportunities that we didn’t tap into in previous years,” said Frédéric Dugré, CEO and president of H2O Innovation.