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  • Emergency desalinated water solutions for drought stricken areas of South Africa

    Johannesburg, 3 April 2017 – Murray & Roberts Water and Osmoflo (an Australian-based company) concluded a Memorandum of Agreement to offer emergency desalination plants to the Southern African market.

    Harry Singleton, Operations Executive, Murray & Roberts Water comments: “Osmoflo has a business model built around supplying water treatment solutions during emergency situations and owning assets that can be rapidly deployed. These plants are currently being offered to the City of Cape Town and other coastal municipalities to assist with the challenging conditions residents are facing.”

    Osmoflo has one of the largest fleet of emergency water treatment equipment, ranging from sea water and brackish water desalination plants, filtration, wastewater and chemical dosing plants, as well as other ancillary plant to compliment any emergency water requirement. The plants are strategically located around the globe to ensure rapid deployment to meet the demands of fast track projects.

    “The scope of emergency assets Murray & Roberts Water can provide through this agreement with Osmoflo includes four 7,000m3/day sea water desalination plants that are immediately available to the drought stricken areas of South Africa. Each plant can provide potable water to more than 40 000 people daily”, continues Singleton.

    Bobby Watson, Rental Manager, Osmoflo added: “We are aware of the dire situation facing some municipalities in South Africa and we have the equipment available to provide immediate potable water assistance. Our partnership with Murray & Roberts Water ensures that a credible partner is able to offer these water treatment options to potential clients as a turnkey solution with local accountability.”

    Murray & Roberts Water & Osmoflo will be offering similar solutions to the South African mining sector that will include Osmoflo’s patented Brine Squeezer® technology, which offers high recovery mine water treatment.


    For further information contact:

    Ed Jardim

    Murray & Roberts Group

    Group Investor and Media Executive 



    About Murray & Roberts:

    Murray & Roberts has a long and proud heritage of more than a century and is today recognised as a multinational project lifecycle group. It’s the Group’s vision, by 2025, to be a leading multinational group that applies its project lifecycle capabilities to optimise client’s fixed capital investment. The Group achieves this by focusing its expertise and capacity on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions.


    The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: oil & gas; metals & minerals and power & water. 


    Murray & Roberts is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is listed on the JSE Limited. It has offices in:

    1. Africa:
      1. South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana
    2. Australasia:
      1. Australia and South Korea
    3. Europe
      1. Scotland
    4. North America
      1. USA and Canada


    Murray & Roberts is a group of world-class companies and brands aligned to the same purpose and vision, and guided by the same set of values.


    More specifically, Murray & Roberts Water has the capability and expertise to design, supply equipment, construct, commission, operate and maintain water treatment plants in Africa.

    Capabilities include:

    • Mine Water Treatment

    • Sea Water Desalination

    • Industrial Effluent Treatment

    • Municipal Water and Waste Water Re-use

    • Water Supply for Power Generation Infrastructure

    These can be offered as large scale permanent plants or modular containerised plants with the option to scale up if necessary. The plants performance can be remotely monitored by experienced engineers.

    More information is available at


    About Osmoflo:

    Osmoflo is a global desalination and wastewater treatment company and the largest Australia-based desalination and water recycling company. Located across Australia, the Middle East, South America and Asia, Osmoflo offers international coverage of its world class capabilities in delivering water and wastewater treatment solutions. Operating to world standards Osmoflo is a market leader in reverse osmosis desalination technology.

    Capabilities include:

    • Turnkey Solutions

    • Service Solutions

    • Emergency Water

    • Wastewater Treatment

    • Finance Solutions

    • Difficult To Treat Water

    More information is available at