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Fluence secures Cambodia contract

Fluence Corporation shares received a boost on Friday after it announced that it secured a US$8.5M contract from the Cambodian Government’s Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, to build a third SUBRE plant using MABR technology in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.


Fluence provides decentralized water, wastewater and reuse treatment markets, with its pre-engineered, standardized Smart Products Solutions. The solutions include Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology, along with SUBRE (Submerged MABR).

The Cambodian SUBRE plant will consist of 90 three-tier MABR stacks, each consisting of three MABR spirals in a tower configuration, treating wastewater for a population of 160,000.


Fluence will again team with its engineering partner X-WATER, following successful collaborations on its first two SUBRE plants now operating successfully in Sihanoukville. These initial plants are the first biological treatment plants of any kind in Cambodia.


The plant is due to commence operation in the first half of 2022.


The company noted that the contract provides further validation supporting its North American business model of large scale wastewater treatment and reuse as a service, as its MABR solution delivers top quality treatment at minimum cost and energy in large as well as small plants.


Commenting on the important win, Fluence Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Irving said: “Fluence’s MABR is ideally suited to meet the Cambodian government’s push for higher treatment standards. This contract is testament to MABR’s scalable performance, favourable cost and just in time deployment. We are very pleased to secure this contract for our third major MABR plant in the country and to again work with XWATER. Our partnership has already garnered national attention with excellent results from our first two plants.”