Fluence signs first commercial SUBRE order in China

Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX: FLC) is pleased to announce that it has executed a contract for the delivery of a 3,000 m3/day SUBRE system (the submerged version of its proprietary MABR technology) in Panjin, China. This represents Fluence’s first commercial SUBRE order in China and the first order originated by partner Liaoning Huahong New Energy Co., Ltd. (“Liaoning Huahong”). The units will be installed in a greenfield wastewater treatment plant being constructed by the Panjin City Government.

This project will consist of 28 SUBRE units, each of which contains 3 of Fluence’s proprietary Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (“MABR”) modules. Delivery is expected in the fall with an anticipated completion date by year-end 2019. Importantly, the SUBRE units will help the Panjin City Government meet the stringent discharge requirements under China’s Class 1A wastewater discharge standards.

Commenting on this award, Fluence Managing Director & CEO Henry Charrabé said: “This project is Fluence’s first commercial SUBRE installation in China and provides a key technology reference site in one of our core end markets. We are very pleased with market interest and acceptance of SUBRE, especially in light of the commercial launch only taking place in March of this year. The technical requirements of this system were especially challenging given the range of ambient temperatures under which the system will operate, but our team was able to deliver a solution that can handle winter temperatures dropping as low as minus 20°C.

Solving the technical challenges of the project’s ambient temperatures makes SUBRE ideally suited for the surrounding Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces that experience similar weather extremes. We are pleased to be working with Liaoning Huahong on this project and hope to work together on additional projects in Liaoning Province.”

Liaoning Huahong’s President, Ming Shi, commented, “We are pleased to partner with Fluence after searching globally for innovative wastewater treatment technologies. The low power consumption and ease of operation and maintenance made the SUBRE product the perfect solution for the Panjin City Government. We hope that this first project with Fluence will lead to additional opportunities in the future.”