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Sale of Severn Trent's water purification business completed

Industrie De Nora's £60M-plus acquisition of Severn Trent's water purification business has been completed. The new business, called De Nora Water Technologies (DNWT), will focus on delivering sustainable and innovative water and wastewater technologies for municipal, marine and energy related water treatment applications.

The acquisition of the water purification business, which had been a joint venture between De Nora and Severn Trent since 2002, was announced in May. DNWT, together with ozone technologies business Ozono Elettronica Internazionale, acquired in May, will now be integrated into the De Nora business. De Nora now offers a full range of disinfection solutions for water and wastewater treatment spanning gas feed, chlorine dioxide, ultraviolet, electrolytic and ozone disinfection from brand names such as Capital Controls, SEACLOR, ClorTec and OMNIPURE, as well as filtration lines TETRA and UAT.

Lawrence Quinn, chief executive officer of DNWT, said: “De Nora Water Technologies now has one of the most complete lines of technological solutions in the industry. The combination of the expertise and solutions will provide for almost any water and wastewater disinfection need, giving us a tremendous competitive advantage in the markets we serve. And our full range of technologies will certainly strengthen our hand when it comes to entering emerging and fast-growing markets such as China, Brazil and India, where the De Nora group is already well established.”

Paola Dellachà, chief executive officer at Milan-based De Nora, said: “The completion of this acquisition, and the creation of the De Nora Water Technologies business line as part of a group of almost €0.5bn in turnover, represents an exciting time for De Nora. We are fully committed to leveraging the expertise from De Nora as a technological pioneer and from the Severn Trent Water Purification side as experts in water treatment applications with a strong history of reliable and reputable products, to meet our vision as a world leader in this field."

Luca Buonerba, chief marketing and business development officer of De Nora, added: “Electrolytic technologies for the onsite generation of sodium hypochlorite from seawater or brine, will experience especially big benefits as a result of the new set-up; there will be an even closer collaboration to improve the performance and the competitiveness of SEACLOR, CECHLO, OMNIPURE, ClorTec, SANILEC and BALPURE. The exclusive access to De Nora’s proprietary self-cleaning electrodes for ballast water applications is certainly a unique feature that only De Nora Water Technologies can offer to this growing need of the marine industry.” 

Author: Maureen Gaines, Editor, WET News Find on Google+
Topic: Drinking water quality
Tags: water , filtration , wastewater , mergers & acquisitions

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