Gradiant, Singapore’s homegrown global solutions provider for advanced water and wastewater treatment, has acquired Muscat Projects and Engineering Services (MPES), a full-service water and wastewater management company in Oman. This announcement follows Gradiant’s acquisition of Advanced Watertek in February, a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for membrane-based water and wastewater treatment systems.
In response to the region’s most severe drought in 900 years, businesses in the Middle East are rapidly implementing water sustainability targets, building new water and wastewater treatment capacity, and looking to alternative water supplies to meet growing demand — creating opportunities in the region’s water and wastewater market. With the acquisition of MPES, Gradiant expands its full-service capabilities in the region, including deployment of the SmartOps plant performance optimisation and asset management technology through operations and maintenance services.
Prakash Govindan, Gradiant COO said, “We offer various business models, including design-build and design-build-operate (DBO), to meet our clients’ requirements. With DBO projects, we transfer the responsibility of multiple parties to a single entity, Gradiant leading to lower total water costs. The acquisitions of MPES and Advanced Watertek create an integrated platform for Gradiant to deliver offerings into the Middle East. We will extend MPES’s core expertise and resources in operations and maintenance services to Gradiant’s existing and new facilities in the region, diversifying our revenue mix to a long-term recurring profile.”
Founded in 2008, MPES delivers turn-key solutions for wastewater and solid waste management and specialises in the operations and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants. The company is now one of Oman’s wastewater management companies, with clients including Haya Water, the Ministry of Defense, and Petroleum Development Oman.
E.M. Badhrudeen, MPES managing director said, “By joining Gradiant, we will extend our operations know-how into projects across the Middle East region.”
Through its expanding portfolio, Gradiant is bringing water treatment solutions with artificial intelligence (AI) to solve the world’s water challenges.