Monthly Archives: June 2022

A sneak peek in anticipation for Hydria Water’s patented Wash Press Gamma

The patent for Hydria Water’s revolutionary screening solution Wash Press Gamma WPG has now been registered. The product, which will be launched after the summer, significantly improves both screening and compaction, thereby making the separation process more cost-effective. 

– We are looking forward to presenting this patented solution in more detail. We can already reveal that Wash Press Gamma optimizes the use of power in existing facilities, thus creating value for the customer, says Andreas Riedel, CTO, Hydria Water. 

Curious? You’re welcome to contact us for more information. 

Reliable machines to minimize the risk of outages

The innovative technology behind Hydria Water’s products makes them reliable and efficient components in screening facilities. High quality ensures more reliable operations, optimal functionality, a better work environment, and an increased lifespan.

Through innovative technology and meticulously planned holistic solutions in mechanical screening, our customers get a better control of their operations while also reducing the risk of outages. If something were to go wrong, however, we are there to provide service and support to the facilities and the machines we have delivered.

With a focus on continuously expanding the range of our maintenance services, as exemplified in our Maintenance Agreement, we provide facilities and machinery with the best conditions for a long and sustainable technical lifespan, so that they can convert wastewater into resources for many years to come.

Competence is utilized and technological synergies are created in the Hydria Water merger

When 2021, Hydria Water chose to gather their brands Mellegård & Naij and VA Teknik Sweden under the sales company heading, three companies turned into one, and the production moved to a modern plant in Borås, Sweden. The purpose of this merger was always to improve the complete package the firm wants to offer the customer by creating more innovative processes, pooling their product development and utilizing synergy effects and competence.

“As we now summarize and review the merger, we can see that we have achieved our overall goal with the fusion at all levels. Not only have we built a world-class production facility and successfully moved the manufacturing there, but we have also managed to utilize the vast competence within our corporation, not least by kickstarting our Competence Center in Skövde”, says Robert Bjursten, CEO of Hydria Water.

Mellegård & Naij specialize in products and solutions for the inlet side of wastewater, and VA Teknik Sweden are experts in sedimentation solutions. As a result of this merger, all the competence is integrated into one research and development department, ensuring an even more efficient process when bespoke solutions are developed.

“We can now carry out our work much more efficiently and holistically with solutions unique to each customer, where all the competence will collaborate in one single company. The great technological competence at Mellegård & Naij, as well as VA Teknik Sweden, has now been concentrated into one comprehensive R&D department, where our new technology hub in Skövde will play an important part”, Robert Bjursten explains.

Mattias Ahlstrand, Mechanical Design Engineer and site manager for Hydria Water Competence Center in Skövde, Sweden, confirms that the merger has been very successful, even if it has involved a big adjustment and lots of work. Partly the physical move from one facility to another, and partly the implementation of the new, digital system to secure access to drawings, blueprints and other documentation.

“The best thing is that we finally become one company, which will make things easier. We can now focus on the future and what we do best; developing bespoke, sustainably optimized solutions for wastewater facilities for our customers both in Sweden and abroad”, says Mattias Ahlstrand.

As the merger was being rolled out, all staff members employed in the production team at the previous facility in Skövde were offered new jobs without the need for transition measures.

“We are delighted that all our previous employees could move on to new jobs. That is certainly proof of how extremely competent our staff members are”, says Robert Bjursten.

Hydria Water presents a new generation of sand washers

To further develop and improve our range of sand washers and mechanical screening solutions, Hydria Water has been collaborating with Alpha Solutions, a leader in CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). The goal of this collaboration was to, through simulation, further improve the processes for screening and washing and to develop a solution which optimizes the water treatment processes of our customers. 

Through advanced simulations, precise techniques for fluidization have been developed and implemented within the machines. The result is a new solution for the inlet of the sand washer, completely unique to the market, which increases the efficiency of the process. This upgrade will also be available for all installed sand washers, in the form of a remodeling kit. 

– Through smart innovation and a focus on our customers’ needs, Hydria Water has created a better solution for screening water, without the need for moving parts or membranes. This new solution also contributes to the extended durability of the machines and reduces the need for replacing parts due to wear and tear. In this way, Hydria Water’s new sand washing solution contributes to increased sustainability for our customers, says Andreas Riedel, CTO, Hydria Water. 

Feel free to contact us if you would like to know more about our new sand washers!