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Emefcy Group Limited (ASX:EMC) (OTCMKTS:EMFGF), a global leader in energy-efficient wastewater treatment solutions and RWL Water (, one of the fastest growing water solutions companies in the world, today announced their first jointly developed project in China. To be deployed in Tianjin, China's fourth-largest city, the project was developed in partnership with one of Emefcy's China distributors, Interflow Control Technologies, and involves a multiphase agreement to utilize Emefcy's MABR wastewater treatment technology at one of five treatment plants in the city. The five plants are owned and operated by Tianjin Caring Company and have a total installed capacity of 1.5 million cubic meters per day.

The first phase of the project is based on a proprietary "packaged plant design solution" developed jointly by Emefcy and RWL Water, with an installed capacity of 20,000 litres per day and scheduled for installation in Q3, 2017. This paid Phase I MABR "packaged plant" combines Emefcy's proprietary technology and RWL Water's engineering and packaging solutions. The second phase will be to upgrade one of Tianjin's existing Class 1B centralized waste water aeration basins to the new standard of Class 1A, using Emefcy's proprietary submerged MABR technology. This installation will mark the first use of a submerged derivative of Emefcy's MABR solution for centralized waste water aeration basin. This deployment demonstrates how MABR can be applied to centralized treatment, a new vertical that expands the market opportunity beyond off-grid communities.

Tianjin Caring Company is located in Tianjin and has the primary responsibility for implementing new wastewater treatment technologies and process design for the Tianjin Capital Environmental Protection (SHA:600874) (HKG:1065) ("TCEP") Group of companies. Tianjin Caring is a member of the National Urban Water Supply and Sewage Engineering Technology Research Center, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. This Research Center has primary responsibility for implementing new and innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies to meet the increasingly stringent environmental discharge and reuse standards being introduced in China.

The Emefcy demonstration plant is expected to be installed and begin operation in Q3 2017 with final Tianjin municipal certification expected in Q4 2017.

Tianjin Caring intends to upgrade all of its existing wastewater treatment plants from Class 1B to Class 1A within the next 3 to 4 years. Tianjin views the MABR technology developed by Emefcy and engineered into a turn-key packaged solution by RWL Water as an enabler to meet regulatory requirements for class 1A at the lowest life-cycle cost.

The total addressable market in Tianjin alone is quite large. For example, retrofitting all of the existing municipal wastewater treatment plants would have an estimated contract value in excess of A$100 million. Yet, Tianjin's treatment capacity is less than one half of one percent of the addressable market for the "submerged" MABR solution in all of China.

Richard Irving, Chairman of Emefcy, commented: "We can now demonstrate that Emefcy's MABR value proposition extends beyond rural distributed wastewater systems to large centralized wastewater treatment sites too. This is a potentially enormous market opportunity in China and beyond. We are excited to be working with Tianjin Caring Company to demonstrate the efficacy of Emefcy's next generation, submersible MABR technology in a completely new market vertical. Our alliance with RWL Water brings the ability to offer a unique solution that combines Emefcy's differentiated technology with the proven engineered solution capabilities and the pedigree of the RWL Water team."

Henry Charrabe, CEO of RWL Water stated: "We are excited to leverage our global leadership position in designing packaged water and wastewater treatment solutions in order to assist Emefcy in executing on their strong pipeline of opportunities in China."

About RWL Water

Founded by Ronald S. Lauder in 2010, NY-based RWL Water was established with a vision to become the leading global water, wastewater and reuse solutions provider in the middle market. With operations in Latin America, the United States, Europe and the Middle East and over 90 years of combined operational experience, RWL Water provides leading edge, global solutions for desalination, water, wastewater, waste-to-energy, recovery & reuse as well as food & beverage processing. Recognized as one of the fastest growing water solutions companies in the world, RWL Water has designed and built more than 7,000 successful installations and possesses strong customer references in more than 70 countries worldwide.

For more information about RWL Water, please visit the company's website:

About Tian Caring Company

Tianjin Caring Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tianjin Capital Environmental Protection Group Co. listed in Shanghai and HK stock markets (A-share code 600874; H-share code 1065) with a market cap of 10 B RMB. Tianjin Capital Environmental Protection Group owns various subsidiary companies who build and operate multiple water and wastewater concessions across China in Shandong, Anhui, Yunnan, Guizhou, Hebei and Shaanxi Provinces.

About Fluence Corporation Ltd

Fluence Corporation (ASX:FLC) (OTCMKTS:EMFGF) has experience operating in over 70 countries worldwide and employs more than 300 highly trained water professionals around the globe. The Company provides local, sustainable treatment and reuse solutions, while empowering businesses and communities worldwide to make the most of their water resources.

Fluence offers an integrated range of services across the complete water cycle, from early stage evaluation, through design and delivery to ongoing support and optimization of water related assets. With established operations in North America, South America, the Middle East and Europe, Fluence is also expanding into China's rural wastewater treatment market.

Global consultancy Frost and Sullivan recently awarded Fluence Corporation "2018 Global Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment Company of the Year", noting in their award dissertation:

"While typical decentralized water treatment systems are relatively expensive, complicated, and inefficient, Fluence Corporation leverages innovative and smart technology solutions backed by decades of industrial know-how to excel in water and wastewater treatment solutions. Fluence's excellence becomes apparent through its success, as the company continues to expand its existing offerings as well as partnerships with other prominent companies in the industry. With its easy to use, sustainable, smart and cost-effective solutions as well as a remarkable year of growth, innovation, and leadership, Fluence Corporation earns Frost & Sullivan's 2018 Global Company of the Year Award in the decentralized water and wastewater treatment industry."

Further information can be found at



Richard Irving
Executive Chairman
T: +1-408-382-9790

Eytan Levy
Managing Director & CEO
T: +972-4-6277555

Ross Kennedy
Company Secretary and Advisor to the Board
T: +61-409-524-442

Link: Emefcy and RWL to deploy MABR in Tianjin China

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