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Murray & Roberts to address water treatment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

07 April 2014

Murray & Roberts has concluded a Memorandum of Agreement with Hydrochem, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyflux Ltd, a global, fully-integrated water solutions company. 

Hyflux boasts extensive experience in the manufacture and use of membrane and related technologies for fluid separation and provides solutions in seawater desalination, water recycling, wastewater treatment and potable water treatment. Its projects and operations span across the globe, and its landmark projects include - some of the world's largest seawater reverse osmosis desalination plants in Algeria, Singapore and China.

Olivia Lum, Executive Chairman & Group CEO, Hyflux Ltd comments: “The Memorandum of Agreement paves the way for the companies to utilise each other’s experience and capabilities to jointly pursue, secure and develop membrane-based opportunities in the seawater desalination, waste water re-use, mine water and industrial water treatment sectors located in Africa where Murray & Roberts Limited has a strong presence.”

Murray & Roberts is a leading South African engineering, contracting and construction services company, operating for more than 110 years and on five continents. The Group offers civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering; general building, construction and infrastructure development services in the global underground mining market and selected emerging markets in the natural resources and infrastructure sectors.

Frank Saieva, Executive Director, Murray & Roberts Limited comments “We are excited about our partnership with Hyflux, as it provides both companies with an opportunity to participate in significant water treatment projects expected to materialise in sub-Saharan Africa in the short-to medium term.”

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