Murray & Roberts operates in the mining, industrial and municipal sectors of sub-Saharan Africa.
It focuses on design, build, commissioning and operation and maintenance of mine water, sea water desalination, waste water re-use and industrial water treatment plants.
The company said it had acquired Aquamarine so as to broaden its capacity in water projects.
Aquamarine is a company that designs, manufactures and installs water treatment solutions.
“It offers a complete customised solution, including support for and maintenance of its installations,” read a statement from Murray & Roberts.
The group added that Aquamarine currently operated in a niche market for mainly small to-medium size installations and has developed a network of resellers throughout the African continent that serves as an extended business development network.
Harry Singleton, operations executive, Murray & Roberts Water said the acquisition will improve Murray’s entry into equipment and technology space.
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“Aquamarine will augment Murray & Roberts’ entry into the equipment and technology supply, as well as the operations and maintenance segments of the project value chain. Aquamarines’ technology is ideal for much larger water treatment solutions including containerised modular plants.”
Singleton added that Murray & Roberts Water’s strategic intent was to design and build water treatment plants and to operate and maintain these installations.
“Our current competence and capability, combined with Aquamarine’s equipment design, supply, operations and maintenance skills, will provide the opportunity to access large water treatment project opportunities across the continent.”