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Almar Water Solutions, a global leading firm and part of Jameel Environmental Services, has announced its entry into the Australian water market by securing a 70% acquisition of the Australian company Aqualyng. 
This acquisition further expands Almar Water Solutions' presence in the Asia Pacific region and facilitates its path towards becoming a leading global water services provider.   
Aqualyng is a comprehensive water platform with deep expertise in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), and build-operate-transfer (BOT) projects. To date, Aqualyng has developed more than 144 water projects globally, comprising water production, wastewater treatment, operation and maintenance services, industrial applications, technology solutions, and chemical supply, among other offerings. further facilitates its path towards becoming a leading global water services provider.   
Leading platform
With this acquisition, Almar Water Solutions and Aqualyng will create a leading platform serving the regional, industrial and municipal water markets.
Almar Water Solutions completed this acquisition right after the Financial Close of a cornerstone industrial project for Aqualyng. Aqualyng has been awarded a water treatment plant for the industrial client WestSide Corporation, making it the country's first reference in industrial reuse under a BOOT (build-own-operate-transfer) scheme for the oil and gas sector. 
The five-year project is a reuse initiative that treats produced water from Coal Seam Gas operations into landscaping and irrigation water quality. The project reached its Commercial Operation Date on February 14th and has been delivering a steady treated water output taken by WestSide for landscaping use since then. 
The water treatment and reuse plant for WestSide Corporation will deliver a treatment capacity of 2,000 cu m/day through several treatment blocks involving dissolved air flotation (DAF), ultrafiltration (UF) and reverse osmosis (RO) technology. Located in the Meridian gas field west of Gladstone in Queensland's Bowen Basin, the plant is a tailor-made project for Westside as a sole off-taker, adding significant value to the company's commercial and sustainability programes.
Target market
Carlos Cosin, CEO of Almar Water Solutions, said: "The Asia Pacific region has always been a target market for Almar Water Solutions. With the Aqualyng acquisition, we are expanding our presence in this market and growing in competencies, covering the entire water cycle and becoming a global water services provider. This new step, framed within the strategic plan, will add value to our company and the industry."
Fadey Kassim, CEO of Aqualyng, commented: "Almar Water Solutions has become a strategic partner for Aqualyng. Our goal with this union is to expand our capabilities and projects worldwide, transferring our expertise and technology to solve the industry's water problems. The experience of their team will bring value and recognition to our project, maintaining the proximity to our customers and suppliers in the region.”
The acquisition announcement also follows the signing of an agreement for a water transportation system for Almar, Transelec, and Antofagasta Minerals' Centinela mining operation in Chile. 
Since its establishment more than seven years ago, Almar Water Solutions operates across four continents with a strategy focused on investment, service solution development, and technological innovation.--TradeArabia News Service