Royal HaskoningDHV and Samsung Engineering join forces to treat wastewater in South Korea and Vietnam


Royal HaskoningDHV has entered into partnership with Samsung Engineering for the delivery of its Nereda® wastewater treatment technology in South Korea and Vietnam. Now, Samsung will be able to apply this technology in its wastewater treatment projects across these regions, ensuring excellent and sustainable treatment and reducing pollution.

Royal HaskoningDHV's Nereda wastewater treatment solution is already being applied on five continents for municipal and industrial water. It purifies wastewater without chemicals and cost-effectively by using patented granular sludge technology. The award-winning technology was invented by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and developed in public-private partnership by the university, the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research, the Dutch Water Authorities and Royal HaskoningDHV.

“Nereda’s innovative technology increases the capacity of wastewater plants while remaining a compact solution,” Mansu Park, Executive Vice President and Head of Industrial & Environmental Business Division, Samsung Engineering, said. “It reduces pollution of waterways and requires relatively low operational and capital expenditure. These qualities make it an ideal solution for many of our clients throughout South Korea and Vietnam. We are excited about the possibilities it will open up for these countries.”

Aiming for global sustainable growth whilst offering its clients an excellent return on investment Samsung Engineering has completed more than 400 water treatment projects since its inception in 1970, the company is currently operating in over 40 countries around the world.

“We are delighted to welcome Samsung Engineering to our international Nereda network,” René Noppeney, Global Director Water Products and Innovation at Royal HaskoningDHV, added. “The company’s expertise and local knowledge make it ideally placed to deliver our technology to this region. We believe that working with partners, joining knowledge and capacity to deliver increases our ability to help our clients and enhance society.”