The agreement gives Ovivo access to Microdyn-Nadir’s BIO-CEL membrane technology and includes a collaborative venture to build private-label membrane equipment (OV).
The new Ovivo-Microdyn partnership will offer BulletProof OV membrane units equipped with BIO-CEL technology and integrated into Ovivo MBR systems.
Under the new partnership, Microdyn has agreed to build a second production line for BIO-CEL membranes. The new line will most likely be located in Austin, Texas, in cooperation with Ovivo US operations, with production set to start in January 2017.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Microdyn and to collaborate closely with them in providing highly-effective MBR systems to our clients,” said Marc Barbeau, Ovivo’s president and CEO. “Their new production line near our US operations should provide us with more innovation flexibility and agility for our MBR solutions, in a constantly evolving environment,” added Barbeau.
“Local market presence is key to being a meaningful player in North America,” said Microdyn CEO Walter Lamparter. “With our second BIO-CEL line, we will be able to minimise freight costs and realise shorter delivery times. Together with our local US partner Ovivo, we offer decades of experience in MBR technology,” added Lamparter.