Hyflux secures water treatment contract in Africa

Murray & Roberts concluded a Memorandum of Agreement with Hydrochem, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyflux – a global, fully integrated water solutions company.

Hyflux has extensive experience in the manufacture and use of membrane and related technologies for fluid separation and provides solutions in seawater desalination, water recycling, wastewater treatment and potable water treatment. Its projects and operations span across the globe, and its landmark projects include some of the world's largest seawater reverse osmosis desalination plants in Algeria, Singapore and China.

Olivia Lum, executive chairman & group CEO, Hyflux, comments, “The Memorandum of Agreement paves the way for the companies to utilise each other’s experience and capabilities to jointly pursue, secure and develop membrane-based opportunities in the seawater desalination, waste water re-use, mine water and industrial water treatment sectors located in Africa where Murray & Roberts has a strong presence.”

Murray & Roberts is a South African engineering, contracting and construction services company, operating for more than 110 years and on five continents. Frank Saieva, executive director, Murray & Roberts comments “We are excited about our partnership with Hyflux as it provides both companies with an opportunity to participate in significant water-treatment projects expected to materialise in sub-Saharan Africa in the short-to-medium term.”