Environmentally attuned seafood manufacturer sets environmental standards with new GWE wastewater treatment plant

Indian Ocean Tuna WWTP by Global Water and Energy Overview

Turn-key plant from GWE has been installed at Indian Ocean Tuna Ltd, at its seafood processing operation in Victoria, capital of Seychelles.

Indian Ocean Tuna – an operation of the Thai Union Group Public Company – produces 2,000 cubic meters a day of wastewater in its processing and canning operations. The new GWE plant is designed to remove over 95% of organic contaminants from their waste streams.

GWE rebrands in line with extended activities in the field of waste to energy

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In 2018 Global Water Engineering organization – headed by Chairman and CEO Jean-Pierre Ombregt – celebrated the successful completion of more than 400 anaerobic digestion plants around the world. For over 27 years GWE has transformed organic industrial wastewater and waste into biogas to reduce dependence on fossil fuels of its customers.

Global Water Engineering name change to Global Water & Energy (GWE) started in 2018, to better reflect its growing emphasis on not only attaining wastewater quality improvements down to strictest standards by means of anaerobic digestion, followed by aerobic polishing and other technologies, but also on the significant increase of the biomass waste-to-energy valorization plants that bring profit to GWE’s clients around the world.

The City of Chilliwack is building GWE’s high strength wastewater pre-treatment facility to handle the effluent from the new Molson Coors brewery

ANUBIX B City of Chilliwack

The City of Chilliwack, BC, Canada is building the Global Water Engineering high strength wastewater pretreatment facility to handle the effluent from the new Molson Coors $CAD200 million plant in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, which will produce beverages made with mountain-fed water at the foot of the North Cascade Mountains.

The 230-year-old beer maker, with 18,000 employees at 31 breweries selling the product in more than 50 countries, is scheduled to start production in its new state-of-the-art Chilliwack brewery in 2019, delivering about 1000 jobs in the construction phase, with another 100 working at the brewery as it attains full production.

Nicholas Meat LLC installs GWE's RAPTOR to reduce the environmental impact of its processing facility

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As part of a drive to upgrade their management of both liquid and solid wastes generated in their facility and significantly improve their overall environmental and energy footprint of their operations, Nicholas Meat LLC is installing an environmentally harmonious wastewater treatment system and award-winning waste-to-energy technology.

The new facilities will be designed to recover both energy and water from waste products generated on site and significantly reduce the impact of the processing plant on the local community. The beef and veal processing and packing company has been a significant contributor to the economy of the Loganton, Pennsylvania area for over 30 years.

Skol Brewery Ltd Rwanda uses energy produced from wastewater to heat boilers

GWE for Skol Brewery Rwanda

The Skol Brewery has partnered with the GWE to turn wastewater organic pollutants into biogas to power its boiler equipment.

Rwanda has a strong need for sustainable technologies, with the World Health Organization’s African Regional Office identifying, that Rwanda undoubtedly faces significant environmental challenges, and needs to invest significantly in adapting to current climate challenges as well as in adaptation to future climate change. Water shortages are also a significant problem in Rwanda, with water needs in Kigali city being only met at 50% or less especially in a dry season in a city with urbanization growth rate of more than 9% annually.

Organic Power’s GWE RAPTOR® to produce over 2 MW of green energy

GWE for Organic Power Puerto Rico

Organic Power Ltd have chosen to install GWE RAPTOR® organic waste-to-energy technology at their new green energy facility in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico.

When fully operational in mid-2018, it will produce 2MWe, making it another waste-to-energy RAPTOR® (RAPid Transformation of Organic Residues) installation of more than 200 successful GWE biogas utilization plants for clients worldwide.

How did leading dairy manufacturer achieve environmental benefits?

GWE for Hp Hood

One of the largest dairy production operations in the US is achieving outstanding environmental benefits from a Global Water & Energy, a member of the Global Water Engineering (GWE) Group of Companies, FLOTAMET™ anaerobic digestion plant that removes pollution from wastewater and transforms it into green energy to heat boilers.

The FLOTAMET™ - M system installed at HP Hood’s Vernon NY plant is a key component of an integrated wastewater treatment line installed by Global Water & Energy that is achieving 99 percent removal of organic waste material from high strength dairy production wastewater adding to the plant's environmental benefits.

PANASA selected GWE’s technology for their new anaerobic wastewater treatment plant

GWE Mondi Tire Kutsan

We are very glad to announce that after a thorough supplier selection process, during which significant amount of renown international suppliers were consulted and many reference plants visited, Papelera Nacional S.A.(PANASA) awarded the turn-key construction of their new anaerobic reactor to Global Water Engineering (GWE) / SEMGroup Aqua.

The state-of-the-art solution for the kraft pulp and paper mill wastewater treatment comprises the latest version of GWE’s Anubix™ - T high rate expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactor including all required auxiliary equipment and tanks. The new components will be incorporated into PANASA’s existing aerobic wastewater treatment facilities as a turn-key project.

Quantum Biopower using our RAPTOR® technology honored for green energy innovation!

GWE for Quantum Bipower

A major waste-to-energy project in the USA incorporating GWE RAPTOR® anaerobic digestion technology has been honored as a Finalist in this year’s American Biogas Council Industry Awards.

The Quantum Biopower organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA began producing biogas this year that will be used to generate electricity, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and globally by converting up to 40,000 tons of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry biofertilizer.

Drinktec 2017: Save the date! September 11–15, 2017, Messe München

GLOBAL WATER ENGINEERING will be exhibiting at Stand 142 in Hall A3.

The World´s Leading Trade Fair for the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry is taking place again at Messe München from September 11 to 15, 2017. Producers from all over the world will be coming here to meet with suppliers and customers. Once again drinktec will be the platform for an array of world premieres. Drinktec covers the entire spectrum: the latest ideas and technologies in the manufacturing, bottling, packaging and marketing of beverages.

WEFTEC 2016 (Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference)

GLOBAL WATER ENGINEERING will be exhibiting at Booth 1801 (Netherlands Business Pavilion). Find us on www.weftec.org.

Thousands of water and wastewater professionals will gather in New Orleans at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center from Sept. 24 to 28 to take part in the 89th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2016). WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America, offering access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field and opportunities for water quality education, training, and peer-to-peer networking.

GWE: We’re there for our clients!

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At GWE, we are hands on with our clients, every step of the way. From conceptual design, to project construction, to start-up and long-term support, we make sure that every project is a success. Regardless of whether the project is a turnkey GWE system or simply technology supply, GWE strives to have a direct line of communication with our clients, ensuring that we can address their goals and challenges quickly. Recently, a GWE team from Europe set out to make a series of onsite visits to our clients in Mexico. The trips included stops at the GWE facilities at Daymiel (molasses distillery), Grupak (paper recycling) and Sabormex (coffee/food manufacturer).

All of the clients visited were very happy to have direct contact with our technical staff and GWE was able to gain first-hand knowledge of their continuing needs. Many GWE clients are repeat customers and we truly believe that our commitment to client satisfaction is what keeps them coming back.

Treating the Untreatable.

Taking care of difficult to treat wastewater will soon be much easier for two sugar refineries in Indonesia. With its vast portfolio of treatment technologies and experience with an unparalleled list of industries and waste types, Global Water Engineering will be able to provide sugar refineries AF Sugar, in Jakarta, and MSI Sugar, in Medan, with complete treatment solutions for the highly concentrated wastewater, considered untreatable by some, that the refineries produce.

The wastewater must undergo a series of purification steps before the effluent can be safely discharged into the sea without affecting the local environment. With GWE’s highly energy-efficient, multi-stage evaporation system, followed by biological and physical-chemical polishing, both refineries will be able to consistently meet all effluent requirements. As a part of the new construction, the refineries wastewater treatment plants are also being upgraded to a higher capacity, with AF Sugar increasing to 73,000 m3/year and MSI to 102,000 m3/year. These turn-key projects will be completed and producing quality effluent in late 2016. Both wastewater treatment contracts were signed during the Belgian Economic Mission to Indonesia, led by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium.

Partnership in Ecuador.

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WE is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership! GWE is joining forces with Semgroup to better serve the Ecuadorian market. Semgroup’s Agua Member is a young and dynamic company that aligns with GWE’s philosophy to provide a complete service package to its clients.

With the combination of SEMGROUP’s dynamic structure and qualified technicians and GWE’s long history of providing complete industrial environmental solutions, both existing and new clients will be able to get the best service on the market!

From compost heap to innovative biotechnology: a milestone for cheaper waste water treatment

GWE's proposal engineer, Dr. Ir. Emilie Courtens, is finding treasure in unexpected places. Dr. Courtens is studying ways to improve the efficiency of nitrogen removal wastewater technologies. Current biological nitrogen removal processes operate at low temperature. However, nitrogen removal at higher temperatures is seen as an attractive alternative to traditional treatment as the energy-consuming cooling system can be avoided for hot wastewater, less waste sludge is produced and smaller reactors are required.

RAPTOR® is coming to Connecticut! 

quantum biopower 3d design

The State of Connecticut is aiming for a 60% recycling rate by 2024 and landfill diversion of food waste will be a significant contributor to this goal. As a major partner in this, Quantum Biopower is building the state’s first waste-to-energy facility, exclusively using food waste, on 65 acres in Southington, CT.

Utilizing GWE RAPTOR® technology, the system will have a capacity of up to 40,000 tons of waste per year, can produce 420,000 ft3 of biogas per day and generate enough electricity to power over 750 homes. The facility will accept a variety of wastes from local food processors, institutions, distribution facilities and other generators of food waste and provide a greener method of management for central Connecticut.

GWE's full control of Global Water & Energy, LLC enhances North American access to award-winning green technologies

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A major waste-to-energy project in the USA incorporating GWE RAPTOR® anaerobic digestion technology has been honored as a Finalist in this year’s American Biogas Council Industry Awards.

The Quantum Biopower organic-waste-to-energy project in Connecticut USA began producing biogas this year that will be used to generate electricity, demonstrating financial and environmental benefits achievable locally and globally by converting up to 40,000 tons of organic waste annually into environmentally harmonious green energy and dry biofertilizer.

WATER TREATMENT NEWS FLASH

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At Global Water Engineering, we know how important water is for life and business. After more than 40 years of successfully treating industrial wastewaters, GWE is expanding into the primary treatment water business.

From a wide selection of technologies, we now develop customized solutions for our customers by providing innovative water treatment in line with the highest quality standards. GWE helps its clients comply with the most stringent disinfection and purification specifications by applying both physical-chemical and membrane based solutions to deliver safe water for industrial use.

Going green with a bang!

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There are no tears in the beers at Revolver Brewing! This family-owned brewery located southwest of Fort Worth, TX is getting bigger and going greener. As part of an exciting expansion, Revolver Brewing is updating its wastewater treatment system, going green and converting to a GW&E Industrial MBR System.

A great fit for the brewery, the enhanced treatment system will also produce a high quality effluent that is suitable for reuse as irrigation water and other uses around the brewery. With water being a precious, sometimes scarce, resource in Texas, reuse is the way to go and Revolver Brewing and GW&E are on target for green success!

GWE's RAPTOR® wins 2014 IChemE Energy Award

GWE team accepting IChemE Award

Global Water Engineering (GWE) has won a major international chemical engineering award for its process by which it transforms food processing sludge waste from an environmental problem into profitable green energy.

GWE Chairman and CEO Mr Jean-Pierre Ombregt accepted the IChemE Energy Award from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which represents more than 40,000 chemical engineers worldwide and which staged the 2014 awards in the UK this month this month to recognise and reward chemical engineering innovation and excellence.

Official opening of GWE do Brasil

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Global Water Engineering (GWE) and the leading Brazilian company Uni-Systems have recognized the opportunities resulting from bringing their efforts together to better serve the Brazilian and Latin American market. The sum of talents of GWE and Uni-Systems has now resulted in a joint venture which will operate under the name Global Water & Energy do Brasil (GWE do Brasil).

GWE do Brasil capitalizes on all technology and knowledge accumulated by Uni-Systems over the course of more than 20 years of activity as a supplier of complete solutions for process manufacturing, such as food, beverage, sugarcane, pulp and paper and energy. Our combined mission is to help our customers increasing their growth and profitability while becoming more sustainable and efficient.

Biggest yet GWE's WWTP to start up in Thailand!

Pascal Pipyn GWE

GWE’s biggest anaerobic wastewater treatment plant ever, having a capacity of 300,000 kg COD per day and design biogas production of 115,000 Nm³/day, is scheduled to start up next month in Thailand. The client Ubon Bioethanol produces fuel grade ethanol for blending with gasoline at a capacity of 400,000 l/day based on cassava chips or 200,000 l/day based on cane molasses.

The factory and GWE’s plant received Royal visit last December 18, 2013. Pictured at the Plant at this occasion is GWE’s Executive Vice President Process and R&D Pascal Pipyn.

New project for SAB-Miller!

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WE received orders for anaerobic (ANUBIX™-B) effluent treatment plants for 2 breweries owned by SAB-Miller, one in Maputo, Mozambique and one in Swaziland.

Those are GWE plants n°22 and 23 for this world leading beer and beverage group, and with this Swaziland becomes country n° 51 with at least one GWE plant.

GWE sold its first COHRAL = Covered High Rate Anaerobic Lagoon system

GWE at Nippon Merat

GWE sold its first COHRAL = Covered High Rate Anaerobic Lagoon system, to Nippon Meat Packers in Oakey, Queensland, one of Australia’s largest beef processing plants.

The purpose of the Plant is to reduce the abattoir’s dependence on natural gas by replacing ca 50 % of it by biogas, reduce their carbon footprint and produce a cleaner final effluent.

GWE's Asia-Pacfic green energy starch project achieves international recognition

GWA 2011 for GWE

Global Water Engineering (GWE) has won a major international chemical engineering award for its process by which it transforms food processing sludge waste from an environmental problem into profitable green energy.

GWE Chairman and CEO Mr Jean-Pierre Ombregt accepted the IChemE Energy Award from the Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), which represents more than 40,000 chemical engineers worldwide and which staged the 2014 awards in the UK this month this month to recognise and reward chemical engineering innovation and excellence.

Asian breweries realise the overlooked green energy potential of wastewater

An international leader in realizing the potential of green energy production from brewery wastewater says recent projects in Asia illustrate the huge global scope for methane recovery technologies that cut costs while increasing environmental sustainability.

GWE has installed anaerobic and aerobic wastewater treatment plants for more than 100 brewery customers worldwide with total effluent capacity in the brewery sector equivalent to about 1 million kg Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) a day.

New Bluetongue Brewery targets world's best practice in water usage

An environmentally sensitive brewery that makes more beer out of less water while using less energy has commenced production in the home of one of the world’s leading beer drinking countries, Australia.

Pacific Beverages’ new Bluetongue Brewery in New South Wales features a state-of-the-art water recovery plant, which targets best-practice water reuse standards. The water recovery plant also provides renewable energy for the brewery, reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.

Latin-America takes off 

GWE’s global expansion conquered Latin-America as the last continent. After starting in Europe and the Asia-Pacific area, operations were first extended into North-America and Africa.

In recent years GWE targeted Latin-America. Mexico and Venezuela have brought many projects in past years.

SUPERSEP gets a twin sister

For years GWE’s SUPERSEP™ lamella separator system has served well in many projects and for many clients. This very compact system is particularly suited to treat high flows of wastewater with moderate amounts of well settleable solids. A typical application has been for solids removal in brewery wastewater, prior to further treatment in advanced high rate systems.

For different applications and for recovery of biological sludge from the effluent of biological reactors, digesters, and lagoon systems, GWE has developed a twin system to its classic SUPERSEP™, now called SUPERSEP™ - DF due to its predominantly downflow operation mode.

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