“The Memorandum of Agreement paves the way for the companies to utilise each other’s experience and capabilities to jointly pursue, secure and develop membrane-based opportunities,” Olivia Lum, executive Chairman and group CEO of Hyflux Limited, said in a statement.

“[These include] in the seawater desalination, waste water re-use, mine water and industrial water treatment sectors located in Africa where Murray & Roberts Limited has a strong presence.”

Hydrochem is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyflux Limited, an international organisation that specialises in the provision of cost-effective solutions in seawater desalination, water recycling, and wastewater treatment, among others.

Hyflux is also responsible for Singapore’s first water recycling plant and two seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants, as well as some of the world’s largest SWRO desalination plants in China and Algeria.

“We are excited about our partnership with Hyflux, as it provides both companies with an opportunity to participate in significant water treatment projects expected to materialise in sub-Saharan Africa in the short-to medium term,” added Murray and Roberts executive director Frank Saieva.

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Murray and Roberts is an engineering, construction and contracting company based in South Africa. The firm that offers various services including civil, mechanical, electrical, mining and process engineering.