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Hydroflux Group extends its wastewater treatment specialisation

An Australian wastewater treatment specialist has announced its expansion into the Pacific Islands, aiming to support the region’s sustainability efforts.

Hydroflux Group has established an office in Fiji, less than a year after expanding to the UK, its CEO Adrian Minshull said.

“With five major wastewater projects currently under construction by Hydroflux in the Pacific region, the growing demand for our advanced water and wastewater solutions in the Pacific Islands is what led us to establish an office in Fiji from which we will service the needs of customers in the region,” he said.

“In addition, having a presence in Fiji will enable Hydroflux to provide support and expertise to sustainable water and wastewater initiatives in the Pacific Islands.”

Hydroflux has already played a key role in a number of major projects in the region, including the provision of an advanced wastewater treatment plant at the Musket Cove Island Resort, and packaged sewage treatment plants are under construction for other major resorts in Liku Liku, Malolo and Matamanoa.

Hydroflux’s work is focused on treating wastewater generated by resort guests, including laundry and kitchens, to a standard suitable for reuse in irrigation, ensuring the environmental sustainability of the resort into the future.

Minshull said the expansion into Fiji will allow the group to better service existing customers and attract new ones, too, with plenty of work still to be done in the region.

And while the company’s offerings aim to provide sustainable solutions to wastewater treatment, Minshull said one of the major areas of opportunity for the Hydroflux group was the tourism sector.

“Research conducted by the Asian Development Bank says that tourism is an important economic sector for many developing countries in the Pacific and set to remain so for the foreseeable future with visitor arrivals forecast to rise by 6% to 7% per year until 2019,” he said.