- Biwater Inc. continues robust business growth despite the impact from COVID-19
California, USA – 28 September: Biwater Inc. has continued to demonstrate growth as an essential business and leading membrane technology provider, notwithstanding the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past twelve months Biwater have successfully been executing 11 projects with a total installed capacity over 285,000 m3/day (75 MGD).
Jorg Menningmann, President of Biwater’s Water Reuse and Desalination Sector, Biwater Inc., said “During this unprecedented health crisis, our focus has been to protect our employees as we continue to deliver for our clients and the communities we serve. Thanks to the outstanding spirit of our team, we’ve been able to ensure business continuity to meet our commitments and secure new project wins.”
In the first half of 2020, Biwater Inc. shipped or commissioned membrane systems for the following facilities:
- 25,500 m3/day (75 MGD) BWRO, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina
- 20,000 m3/day (2 MGD) LPRO, Westside Recycled Water Treatment Facility, San Francisco, California
- 17,000 m3/day (4.5 MGD) BWRO, Perris II Desalter, City of Menifee, California
- 13,600 m3/day (3.6 MGD) BWRO, Water Treatment Plant, City of Goodyear, Arizona
- 5,300 m3/day (1.4 MGD) RO, Water Treatment Plant, Walkersville, Maryland
Biwater Inc. is continuing work on several other projects that are either in design or under fabrication. This includes Orange County’s Groundwater Replenishment System in California, the world's largest facility for indirect potable reuse at 492,000 m3/day (130 MGD), where Biwater Inc. have been selected to supply the RO system for the final expansion phase of 113,500 m3/day (30 MGD). Another reuse project currently underway is the delivery of the nanofiltration system for the Valencia Advanced Reuse Facility in Los Angeles, California.
“We are very proud of the work carried out by our team, and despite the complexity brought by this global pandemic, this year has been very successful. I would like to congratulate the team for their commitment and professionalism during this challenging period,” Mr. Menningmann added.
Over the past year, Biwater Inc. has continued to expand its market share having bid and won a number of projects. New project contracts underway include the West Villages Desalination project in Florida, and the following three California projects, the North Pleasant Valley Desalter, the Santa Margarita Conjunctive Use Project, and the RO Retrofit project in Beverly Hills.
In August 2019, Biwater Inc. relocated its offices and manufacturing operations to a larger facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The new state-of-the-art facility, three times the size of the previous premises, is equipped with advanced fabrication capability to deliver innovative membrane technologies for water filtration, water reuse and desalination.
Biwater built its first major reverse osmosis plant in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 1971. Over the subsequent decades, Biwater has built up an extensive track-record in membrane systems – designing, procuring, manufacturing and constructing plants and systems to treat surface water, seawater, brackish water and municipal wastewater. As a result, Biwater’s Desalination and Membrane Treatment Sector have an installed municipal and industrial membrane treatment capacity of 550 MGD per day.
Caption: Partial shipment of the Perris II Desalter 3-stage reverse osmosis system
Caption: Factory acceptance testing area at Biwater’s facility in California
Caption: Membrane loading at the City of Goodyear, Arizona
Caption: One of eight skids being set in place at the Westside Recycled Water Treatment Facility, San Francisco in California
Caption: Membrane system shipments leaving Biwater’s facility in California
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