Australian water technology group Clean TeQ Water has been handed down a new contract to design, procure, deliver and install its BIONEX water treatment plant at a coal operation in Inner Mongolia, China.

CleanTeQ plantThe contract, valued at about A$2 million, was awarded to the company’s wholly owned Beijing-based subsidiary by Beijing Beihua Zhongqing Environment Engineering Technology (BHZQ). 

BHZQ is a subsidiary of Beijing Enterprise Water Group (BEWG), which itself is a water company focused on operating water assets throughout the country.

Clean TeQ called it one of the largest water treatment companies in Asia, and it is happy to report that the two are interested in “ongoing cooperation” for the future once the plant is commissioned.

Once complete, Clean TeQ said the facility will be its first-ever large-scale application of BIONEX in China, with a design that can treat and remove nitrate from 12,000 cubic metres per day of coal mine in-pit groundwater to below 1 parts per million.

“We have persisted for a long time to make inroads into the very large Chinese water treatment market. As we move towards the proposed demerger of our water business later this year, it is pleasing to see that we have achieved some initial success in that important market as we continue to make good progress on our goal of growing revenues,” said Clean TeQ managing director Sam Riggall.

BIONEX is a combination of Clean TeQ's Continuous Ionic Filtration and BIOCLENS (bacteria encapsulated in a protective PVA lens) technologies, which the company said has a high effective rate for nitrate removal from wastewater.

Source: Clean TeQ Water

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