An important announcement for municipalities Mapal Green Energy Offers A New financial Model in the Water Market:
8 November 2011, News release from Mapal Green Energy Ltd
Mapal's proven solution achieves a significant energy saving with no risk to the client (The Municipality)
The client (The Municipality) pays nothing for the technology and installation, and shares profits from the energy costs (electricity bill) savings with the technology supplier"
The client pays nothing for the technology and installation, and shares profits from the energy costs (electricity bill) savings with the technology supplier.
The leading challenge faced today in water and wastewater treatment is the ability to save and create efficient energy consumption, which is mandatory -as energy consumption is an essential component in the O&M ( Operational and Maintenance ) expenditure of wastewater treatment plants. .
Energy savings, combined with an innovative financial model, results in a winning, advanced solution.
Energy Saving Technology:
"Mapal Green Energy", an Israeli waste water treatment technological company, has decided to meet this challenge and now offers, for the first time, a unique approach to the water market. Mapal's proven solution achieve a significant energy saving with no risk to the client. Thanks to the unique design of Mapal system that ensure very low O&M costs in terms of energy efficiency and low maintenance advantages , Mapal is setting the next step of innovation by recently developing a new financial model and offering end-users ,integrators and waste water treatment plant owners its floating fine-bubble aeration system with no need for investment on their behalf.
Mapal has developed a unique system that can reduce up to 70% of the energy consumption in wastewater treatment plants, and reduce up to 80% of the maintenance costs. This is due to their innovative method of installing the system, using mobile floating units that are leveled from the water surface instead of being fixed to the concrete floor of the reactor.
Mapal's technology enables the possibility for upgrading treatment plants of every scale of operation, existing or new, concrete basins or excavated lagoons and prevents the need to build new plants and expensive concrete floors. An additional advantage - as opposed to the conventionall methods, Mapal's system prevents the flow of untreated waste water from reaching and contaminating near by bodies of water during repairment or upgrading periods.
The new financial model first implemented in Israel, in the city of Ramat Hasharon's WWTP:
The model is based on energy efficiency: in Mapal's case, the system saves up to 70% of energy consumption. Instead of selling the technology, the company shares profits from energy costs savings with the client.
This model was recently implemented in a large municipal wste activated intensive waste water treatment plant of Ramat Hasharon, Israel operated by the R.G.A group, a company specializing in a wide variety of ecological and municipal services.
Ramat Hasharon is considered to be one of the most advanced treatment plants in Israel. The plant treats 3.5 million cubes of water annually. The majority of the treated water is transferred to the Yarkon river, in the city of Tel Aviv, and the remainder is designated to agricultural irrigation. The plant is one of the first in Israel that follows the water quality requirements according to the regulations of a governmental committee, that determined new standards for the quality of treated water. In addition, the plant is active in the "Hayarkon Redemption" program whose objective is to restore treated wastewater to the river (contaminated for many years) with a higher quality standard from the present.
Roby Vanono, chairman of R.G.A. group stated: "operating the wastewater treatment plant requires a large amount of energy, especially when infusing oxygen to the water as part of the treatment process. The decision to choose Mapal's system allows us to significantly reduce the costs of electricity consumption while maintaining high water quality which ensures treated water for agriculture and the Yarkon river".
David Azouri, Mapal CEO said: "The new financial model that Mapal developed enabled the R.G.A. group to upgrade their wastewater treatment plant with no financial investment required. Mapal installed the system without expenses for the client and both companies share the profits derived from energy savings, estimated by at least 50% of the electricity consumption. This model is suitable only for systems that obtain proven significant savings."
He also stated that "this model incorporates a new profit potential for the water companies and WWTP operators. "The same result, or even a better one, can be achieved in less than half the energy costs. This serves undoubtedly the operator's interest, but it also serves the environmental general interest, as well as the local authority's environmental responsibility" . This is a win-win situation and an opportunity to upgrade the water treatment process in municipal or industrial WWTPs and to save money and to reduce emissions."
Following the successful results in Ramat Hasharon, Mapal has decided to apply this model in the global market.
A similar model is common in the field of solar energy, where the client doesn't buy the system, but rather shares profits, deriving from solar energy sold to the local electricity company, with the technology supplier. Now Mapal is implementing this model in the water treatment market.
Mapal founders are Hanoch Magen-Technology inventor, David Azouri and Zeev Fisher. The technology has been proven in 25 WWTP's in Israel and abroad. In addition, Mapal is in the final stages of signing contracts in South Africa, Peru and various UK water utilities. Recently, Mapal was chosen for a pilot, as part of a 400 million Euro Project, initiated by an Italian-Palestinian-Israeli Cooperation.
For further information please email Mapal Green Energy Ltd