Oasys Water, a global leader in developing innovative and sustainable solutions for transforming abused wastewater in industrial markets around the world, recently opened a new office in Dubai to foster industrial water treatment innovations in the Middle East.
The new office launch is considered a decisive move by the company to support its oil and gas, power generation and inland, high-recovery desalination water reuse and transformation projects.
“Oasys Water focuses on an area in the Middle East where new solutions, incorporating energy savings, capital cost and performance improvement are in high demand,” John Tracy, director of marketing at Oasys Water, recently told Gulf News Journal. “With the strong drivers of water scarcity and rapid industrial expansion in the Middle East, it makes perfect sense for Oasys to expand our presence in the region.”
As part of Oasys Water’s expansion plan, a veteran in the water industry Sada Krishnan has been appointed director of Middle Eastern business development and general manager for the company's Dubai office. His appointment is expected to be instrumental in executing the growth strategy for the company in the region.
“Mr. Krishnan’s 20-plus years of experience in the water industry, and, in particular, his previous experience in the Middle East, have helped him develop a strong network of partners and potential customers in the region,” Tracy said.
Oasys Water realizes that the current industrial water treatment sector in the MENA region is undergoing strong growth in a number of industrial sectors where water usage and wastewater generation are important factors. These include upstream and downstream oil and gas, power generation, petrochemical manufacturing and brackish/seawater reverse osmosis (RO) reject management.
Tracy said that due to water scarcity, together with industrial expansion, the MENA region will be among the leaders in investment in water treatment technology over the next ten years. Oasys Water plays a major role in tackling the biggest challenges that aggravate the water crisis in this region. The company focuses on high-salinity industrial wastewater streams and typically recovers 90 percent or more of water for reuse from these sources. By doing this, it can limit fresh water intake by industrial plants -- and also minimize the volume of wastewater they generate.
Tracy said that the company's technology allows high-recovery water reuse to be considered in more cases, by reducing the overall cost of these processes. It is well documented that, in most of the GCC, oil extraction operations coproduce three to eight barrels of water per barrel of oil, or more. The ability to reuse a higher percentage of the coproduced water helps to decrease cost per barrel in what is currently a very cost-sensitive environment.
Oasys Water's mission is to help solve the most challenging water issues by providing a more efficient means to recover and reuse industrial effluents. It is committed to treating the world’s most toxic industrial waste waters and commissioning treatment plants across the globe by bringing its innovative technology to new markets. With the opening a new office opening in Dubai, Oasys Water aims to substantially improve the industrial water reuse in the region.
“Having a direct presence in the region allows us to be more responsive to our partners and potential customers, integrating our design into new projects earlier in the process, and to directly contribute to the level of industrial water reuse in the region,” Tracy said.