Modern Water makes first forward osmosis technology sale in China

This will be the first deployment of Modern Water’s platform FO process in China.

The UK company will licence its patented FO technology and provide engineering know-how to Hangzhou Water, for use in a new 500m3/day seawater desalination plant, to be built at the Shengsi Seawater Desalination Base on Sijiao Island.

Modern Water will receive licence fees in the short term and commissioning fees for supervising commissioning of the plant, as well as selling specialised equipment and spares on a long term basis to Hangzhou Water.

The new desalination plant is expected to be completed and commissioned into service in early 2018.

Simon Humphrey, CEO of Modern Water, said: “The first sale of our forward osmosis desalination system in China, to an organization of Hangzhou Water’s calibre, represents exciting progress for us. We believe it is proof that our revised strategy to licence our membrane technologies to high-quality industrial partners in key geographies is paying off.”