Witbank, 13 August 2018: Local waste water treatment firm, SewTreat, announces the launch of the SewTreat Build-Own-Operate model. This model makes the installation and operation of an on-site waste water treatment solution more affordable for businesses of any size.
SewTreat is now offering long-term, full-service Build-Own-Operate (B-O-O) contracts, a cost effective way for businesses, property developments, hotels, mines, abattoirs, schools and industrial operations to benefit from SewTreat’s water recycling and treatment technology. Under the B-O-O model, SewTreat handles the complete manufacturing, construction and installation of a treatment plant at no cost after which repayments are made for the plant over a 10 year period at a predetermined rate for every 1000L used.
“By entering a B-O-O contract with SewTreat you will save money from day one, because the onsite treatment rate is significantly lower than the municipal rate. SewTreat offers better rates for water treatment than municipalities. Therefore you will start saving money from day one, which has direct effect on your net profit. Costs associated with the risk operational of operational downtime due to non-availability of water are eliminated,” says SewTreat spokesperson Theunis Coetzer.
“The process is designed and operated to comply with pre-set qualities and SewTreat is measured against them. If the water quality is not as per design, then you as a client simply won’t pay for the water. SewTreat provides professional technical operators such as chemical engineers to operate the plants, guaranteeing the final water quality.”
Maintenance and ensuring optimal efficiency of the installed plant will be done by the SewTreat team on a continuous basis. All maintenance, consumables, operators and quality management is managed by their qualified onsite technicians. The integrated control systems, provision of qualified operators and SewTreat’s commitment to exceeding the highest HSEQ standards ensures worry-free operations and that you as client have minimal responsibility for the plant.
SewTreat also takes steps to mitigate plant failure. An app-based system alerts SewTreat’s chemical engineers of any failures or trips, prior to availability being an issue. In addition, the systems are designed in parallel allowing technicians to single out faulty equipment, by-pass faulty equipment or replace equipment while the system stays operational.
To cut water costs and ensure a fixed, reliable quota and supply, SewTreat offers both biological and mechanical water treatment systems to re-use and recycle effluent from nearly any source. This includes rivers, boreholes/wells, lakes, oceans, waste and industrial processes. SewTreat’s plants treat water from these sources to produce water for boiler feed, semi-conductor manufacture, food process, drinking purposes, industrial processes and other applications.
According to Coetzer, traditionally when installing a waste water treatment solution you, as an organization, have merely purchased the water treatment equipment. This means that you also have the responsibility of developing a conceptual design, paying for site audits, hiring an EPC firm, issuing RFPs, evaluating bids and installing the equipment, as well as operation and maintenance. You assume all risk for budget over-runs, schedule delays, operational upsets, maintenance, and variable feedwater. In addition to this, you would normally receive a one- or two-year warranty valid for materials and workmanship only.
“Let SewTreat specify, design, and install the equipment for you. At the same time, we can replace outdated equipment in your existing plant, reduce your operating expenses by implementing a process upgrade, or help you increase your plant’s production capacity,
With minimal capital investment, predictable cash outflow timing, and hands-off operations, you will be able to focus on growing your business, all while transferring much of the risk to SewTreat,” Coetzer concludes.