Watera Hellas S.A. will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 Construct Egypt 2019. We spoke to the company's Commercial Director, International Division, Michael Metaxas; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate in the largest construction event in Egypt.
What products will you be showcasing at the event?
Watera will be presenting innovative, cost-efficient, robust technologies, products, systems and solutions. These include filtration, reverse osmosis–desalination, ultra-filtration, electrodeionization, and water recycling for the industry but also for drinking water. Also, we will present our long term experience in containerised units with water treatment systems that can be accessed and monitored from a distance, for easy operation and maintenance.
What value do these products bring to Egypt’s construction industry?
Clean, fresh water is not only essential for human life: water available from nature is rarely suitable for drinking or for meeting the various demanding needs of the industrial sector. Treating water and making it suitable for specific uses and applications is a critical requirement in every country’s economy. No matter what the origin of the raw water, Watera is in a position to offer to Egypt’s construction industry effective and efficient water treatment systems for producing clean, safe, drinking water for municipalities, hotels & resorts, residential developments, construction camps, etc.
What are the major challenges in the sector?
Challenges in water treatment result from the different origin of available water in each and every case. Therefore, the solution offered in each case is individually custom-designed in order to successfully address the specific water treatment requirements while at the same time applying the most advanced technologies and processes in water treatment.
What are the latest solutions to overcome these challenges?
Advanced design methods and tools applied by Watera’s design team, in combination with its more than 50-year experience in water treatment, allow for fast and effective development of the most cost efficient and effective solution in each case. At the same time, the operating cost of a water treatment unit is now significantly lowered compared to the past, while in sea water applications, the new generation of energy recovery devices allow for significant energy savings.
Watera has also focused on providing containerised water treatment systems that allow for the shortest “time to operation” possible, and are the best solution for emergency as well as for temporary installations (construction camps, refugee camps etc.) as well as for permanent installations where cost and ease of installation are important. Also, an additional advantage is that such plants can be fully tested at the factory while the tests can be witnessed by the customers who at the same time can become acquainted with the equipment they will run in their place.
Last but not least, Watera’s systems’ automation allows for distant monitoring and control of a water treatment plant. The plant’s performance is evaluated on daily basis - in some cases by means of a normalisation software - and if needed instructions are communicated to the local operators for taking preventive actions.
How will it benefit customers to see you at the event?
Construction companies will benefit by having access to an additional supplier of state-of-the-art cost-efficient water treatment solutions manufacturer. At the same time, end-customers such as municipalities and communities, hotels and resorts, developers, power plants and refineries as well as oil & gas, metal processing and coating, food & beverage, soft drink, textile and dying, pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies, could learn about Watera’s expertise for satisfying their needs for high quality, low cost, suitable water.
About Watera Hellas S.A. -
Watera is an international Group headquartered in Luxembourg, active in the water treatment market since 1963. In addition to Luxembourg, Watera Group is directly present, through wholly owned subsidiaries, in a number of countries in Eastern and Southern Europe, including Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, and it is also active in the Middle East, Far East and Africa. Since its founding, Watera has been dedicated to providing the technical and scientific solutions to meet the highest standards of water. Today, with the extensive experience and the unique know-how, Watera is capable to readily address and satisfy even the most demanding water treatment needs. Adhering to International standards and norms, it is certified by ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and medical certificate. Watera has successfully delivered to customers, numerous water treatment systems & solutions, ranging from small household filtration appliances to very demanding large water treatment plants for producing ultra-high purity water. Watera’s main assets are its highly knowledgeable and skilled engineering and technical staff and its vertically integrated manufacturing capability.