MattenPlant seals trio of strategic agreements at SIWW

MattenPlant — a Singapore-based specialist in both municipal and industrial process water and wastewater treatment — has signed three milestone partnerships at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2024.

The agreements represent a step forward in the company’s mission to drive better water safety and efficiency across South East Asia. These are two Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with both global engineering consulting Royal HaskoningDHV and global specialist in energy management systems Schneider Electric respectively, as well as a distributor agreement with bNovate Technologies.

MattenPlant and Royal HaskoningDHV will collaborate to implement the Ephyra sludge digestion technology at the Integrated Validation Plant (IVP) at Ulu Pandan, Singapore (Image: MattenPlant)

Funded under the Living Lab (Water) scheme, this pilot project seeks to reduce the sludge retention time without affecting the stability of digested sludge. Leveraging this partnership, both parties can potentially expand their efforts into other South East Asian markets in future.

With Schneider Electric, MattenPlant will develop expertise with Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure platform that enhances the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of Matten’s systems.

This partnership focuses on jointly developing disruptive technologies that improve sustainability and resilience in water and wastewater treatment systems.

MattenPlant will also integrate EcoStruxure’s Automation Expert into the aerobic granular sludge process control for data exchange and optimised efficiency.

As one of the first distributors for bNovate in South East Asia, MattenPlant will bring the company’s BactoSense analyser to the region. BactoSense offers real-time online water monitoring, allowing for rapid responses to potential contamination and ensuring water safety. This technology uses advanced flow cytometry and addresses bacteria-related challenges in various industrial and municipal environments, including water networks, drinking water production, and Cleaning in Place (CIP) operations.

These agreements follow a recent contract awarded to MattenPlant to build one of the world’s largest municipal Side Stream Nitrogen Removal (SSNR) plants. Located in Singapore, the plant integrates ANAMMOX technology and operates at a nitrogen removal capacity of 10,000kg/day.

“With Matten’s process design and engineering capabilities, inhouse manufacturing, and regional presence, these partnerships enable us to enhance our service offerings, drive sustainability, and ensure the highest standards of water safety and efficiency across South East Asia,” MattenPlant CEO Victor Lim said. “These agreements mark a step forward in our mission to deliver advanced, reliable, and eco-friendly water treatment solutions, solidifying Matten’s position as a trusted partner in the industry.”