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Murray & Roberts Secures an Exclusive License Partner Agreement with Organica Water in South Africa

18 May 2016

Durban, WISA 2016 Conference, 18 May 2016 - Murray & Roberts Water (“MRW”), a Trading Division of Murray & Roberts Limited, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Organica Water (“Organica”) for MRW to hold the exclusive license of Organica Technology for South Africa and non-exclusively in the rest of the SADC region. It has also reached an agreement with Prodromos Technologies (Pty) Ltd (“Prodromos”), the former local agent for Organica in South Africa, where Prodromos will continue to market the technology in the South African market for and on behalf of MRW and continue to render specialised process engineering services to MRW.

Harry Singleton, Operations Executive, Murray & Roberts Water comments: “The timing of our partnership with Organica is opportune, as wastewater infrastructure in South Africa is in need of innovative and sustainable thinking and we believe our combined technology & experience can offer the domestic solutions required”.

Murray & Roberts Water, part of the multi-national Murray & Roberts engineering and construction Group, offers the capability and expertise to undertake feasibility studies, design, supply equipment, construct, commission, operate and maintain water and waste water treatment plants in Africa. The company provides complete water treatment solutions with appropriate technology and structured commercial packages to meet client requirements.

“This is a milestone for the company as we look expand to new markets,” said Ari Raivetz, Chief Executive Officer of Organica Water. “With the synergies between our two companies, it was evident that we have found a solid partner to deliver Organica facilities in what is a key market in the coming years for wastewater infrastructure development.”

Localised wastewater treatment specialist Organica brings a highly imaginative approach to wastewater treatment in urban and suburban areas. Organica’s treatment facilities utilise active biofilms on natural (plant) and/or engineered (patented biofiber media) root structures, all housed in a fully-enclosed, odourless facility.  The result is a solution which offers 50-75% reduced physical footprint compared to conventional wastewater treatment solutions, with up to 30% reduction in operational costs, all in the form of a pleasant botanical garden-like environment that enables the WWTP to be located virtually anywhere, thus substantially lowering infrastructure costs to connect to customers and enhancing land value around the facility.

“Organica-powered facility is more than just a wastewater treatment plant. It is also a water reclamation garden, educational facility, and symbol of sustainability in the community that enables cost-efficient water reuse and allows for maximized development opportunities - particularly in populated areas where footprint and odor are significant concerns”, concludes Raivetz.

About Murray & Roberts

Murray & Roberts is a leading engineering and construction services group of companies. It has delivered infrastructure projects throughout South and Southern Africa for more than 110 years, and is today recognised as an international engineering and construction group. The Group offers engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance services in the oil & gas, underground mining, power and water, as well as the civil infrastructure and building markets.

Murray & Roberts Water provides complete water treatment solutions with appropriate technology and commercial packages that are structured to meet specific client requirements; these include:

  • Mine Water Treatment
  • Sea Water Desalination
  • Industrial Effluent Treatment
  • Municipal Water and Waste Water
  • Water treatment for Re-use
  • Water Supply for Power Generation
  • Infrastructure

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About Organica

Since its founding in 1998 Organica has worked to bring its sustainable wastewater treatment solution to cities and communities around the world. Today, with more than 80 references in ten countries and four continents, Organica is recognized as the world leader in providing localized solution for the treatment and reuse of wastewater. While the Company offers a highly efficient biological process, its signature focus is on addressing the total cost of treatment by developing localized solutions that integrate into any population center. To achieve this goal they feature unprecedented integration of all engineering disciplines – process, mechanical, civil, electrical, controls, and architecture – to minimize capital costs, maximize operating efficiency, and create iconic structures. Each Organica plant has the appearance of a botanical garden bringing the natural world into towns and cities, creating new spaces and enhancing quality of life for residents thus changing the relationship of communities to the environment, waste and resources.

For more information about Organica, please visit

Media Contact Information:


Murray & Roberts

Ed Jardim

Group Media and Investor Executive

+27 83 357 6282


Organica Water

Peter Varga

Telephone +36 1 455 8060


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