Oasys Water opens new Dubai office
Oasys Water, a company headquartered in Boston, USA that develops industrial water purification systems, is expanding into the Middle East with a new Dubai office
Oasys Water, a company headquartered in Boston, USA that develops industrial water purification systems, is expanding into the Middle East with a new Dubai office.
The company’s desalination process removes contaminants from waste water by forcing it through a series of semi-porous membranes, what’s called forward osmosis.
Oasys specialises in purifying water that has been contaminated by energy extraction and processing operations.
Their Dubai office, the company’s president and chief executive said, will support new projects in the Middle East and GCC region, according to The Boston Globe.
“Globally, for every barrel of crude oil brought to surface, three to five barrels of water are also brought to the surface,” he said.
An August report by the World Resources Institute, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit, found that 14 of the world’s 33 most water-stressed countries are located in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The WRI says those nations are highly vulnerable to even slight changes in the supply of drinking water.
“It’s an opportunity to think differently about how we can take this waste water and clean it up for agriculture, watershed replenishment, and reuse,” Matheson said.
Oasys is currently in talks with partners and customers in The United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. Matheson said he expects the company’s first Middle East deal will be finalised by the end of the year.
In 2014, Oasys struck a deal with Changzing Power Plant in Zhejiang province, China. The coal-burning plant uses the company’s technology to purify 172,000 gallons of waste water daily. Oasys has other projects in Australia and North America.