Gradiant, an international end-to-end water solutions provider, has acquired Malaysia-based Sigma Water Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd to expand its regional operations throughout South East Asia and provide support to its project achievements in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Sigma Water Engineering, based in Selangor, Malaysia, is an industrial water and waste water treatment company with repeated success in delivering industrial water treatment systems in Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Glove Manufacturing, and other various water intensive industries. Additionally, Sigma Water has a strong manufacturing front with a fabrication and chemical storage facility also based in Malaysia along with established relationships with both global and local customers, contractors, and other resources supplying Gradiant with further reach and experience throughout the region.
The combination of Gradiant’s award-winning technologies and strong financing capabilities alongside Sigma Water’s project delivery and O&M expertise presents the Southeast Asian water market with a new and significantly improved suite of sustainable and cost-effective solutions to water treatment. Gradiant will integrate its brine concentration product suite utilizing its proprietary Carrier Gas Extraction CGE™ and RO Infinity ROi™ systems with Sigma Water’s engineering and execution abilities to better serve regional customers across different sectors. These customers will also benefit from the new asset performance management services that will manage plants remotely and on-site.
“This acquisition solidifies Gradiant as the premier choice for complex wastewater treatment in the Southeast Asian water market. Sigma Water has the experience, the manufacturing scale, and the reputable network bolstering Gradiant’s presence throughout the region and improving upon our customer offerings. Our collective approach will increase freshwater recovery, reduce harmful wastewater volumes to Zero or Minimum Liquid Discharge (ZLD/MLD), improve asset performance and improve overall lifecycle costs for our customers. This means better for our environment and better for our customers– a true win-win,” said Prakash Govindan, co-founder and COO of Gradiant.
“We are very excited to work together with Gradiant and deliver their award-winning water technology portfolio to our growing list of customers. We can’t wait to see the impact it will have here,” said Swaminathan Tanjore, founder and Managing Director of Sigma Water.
This announcement comes off the back of a strong year for Gradiant, which recently announced that it won 12 projects in H1 2020 across Asia Pacific, ranging from the production of domestic water from rivers to treatment of high-contamination industrial effluent for reuse, including Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) applications.