Metito and Flovac join forces to provide vacuum sewerage technology to the region

Published December 4th, 2007 - 12:33 GMT

Metito, the international desalination, water, and wastewater treatment specialist, today launched Flovac Middle East with Flovac Vacuum Systems Ltd, an Australian wastewater infrastructure firm. With Metito being the leading shareholder, Flovac Middle East will offer efficient and holistic wastewater solutions to clients in the Gulf region using environmentally friendly and cost effective vacuum sewerage technology. This can lead to up to 50% reduction in construction time and 20% savings on infrastructure capital costs to developers and municipalities.


Flovac uses a vacuum system which has been globally developed and tested for over 25 years.  This technology is based on the principle of collecting wastewater by gravity into centrally located manholes that are fitted with a vacuum valve, with each of these vacuum valve pits serving up to 8 individual properties.  The wastewater collected is then transported via vacuum from the valve pits to a pumping station which then forwards it to a treatment plant/discharge point using conventional gravity.  When compared with traditional gravity sewerage schemes, Flovac vacuum technology offers many environmental, construction and operational benefits such as elimination of groundwater infiltration/sewerage ex-filtration, simplified retro-fitting of existing communities, fewer pumping stations and more efficient operation and maintenance.


Mutaz Ghandour, CEO of Metito said, “We welcome this partnership with Flovac Vacuum Systems to launch Flovac Middle East. This agreement will complement the strong reputations and long-term plans of both companies. The application of this technology in the Middle East has numerous advantages, all of which will combine to make the solutions offered by Flovac Middle East ideal for contractors, developers and wastewater authorities alike.”


Mr John Radinoff, Managing Director of Flovac Vacuum Systems said, “Our vacuum sewerage technology has already been successfully implemented for the last six years on several projects in the UAE and across the Arabian Gulf.  Currently we have projects underway at Dubai Festival City and Jumeirah Golf Estates and we are working with developers on numerous other projects across the region.” 


John added, “Flovac Vacuum Systems Ltd is a family company and this new partnership marks the 14th Flovac office world wide and also our 25th year of involvement in the vacuum sewerage industry.  Our partnership with Metito, also a family based company, provides great synergies on many levels and together I am sure that we will produce an excellent “one stop shop” team focussing on providing best practice wastewater collection and treatment in the Middle East.”


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