Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) has sold its first AspiralSystem to Three Gorges Group for the Great Protection of Yangtze River (Three Gorges) and general contractor China Tiesiju Civil Engineering Group (CREC4).
Managing Director and CEO, Henry Charrabé, said the sale is of strategic importance to Fluence, as it represents the initial step of a potential long-term strategic partnership with Three Gorges.
Mr Charrabé said the initial aim of the collaboration will be to utilise and validate Fluence’s MABR-based AspiralSmart Products Solution (SPS) wastewater treatment system in Wuwei County, an important intersection of three major river crossings in Anhui Province.
The initial Aspiral S1 unit, valued at approximately US$70,000, incorporates Fluence’s proprietary MABR technology to treat 30 m3/day of wastewater to meet China’s Class 1A high effluent standards for discharge.
Mr Charrabé said the advanced AspiralSPS was selected for this strategic pilot project due to its stable performance resulting in high treatment quality.
“A key priority for the Chinese Government is the environmental remediation of the massive Yangtze River,” he said.
Three Gorges was created in 2018 with the singular goal of fundamentally improving the water quality of the Yangtze River by implementing integrated and sustainable environmental solutions across 11 provinces and riverside cities to improve their water management and conservation. China’s current 13th5-year plan mandates the improvement of wastewater treatment in rural China as a priority, and substantial central government funding has been allocated for this purpose.
We are delighted to have the opportunity of building another strategic partnership in China and further supporting environmental remediation in the country,” Mr Charrabé said.
“We are confident that the initial Aspiralorder will be a stepping-stone for Fluence to access other opportunities available in the Yangtze River Great Protection zone.
“It will also allow us to build a deeper relationship with the highly respected Three Gorges Group.”