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Emefcy-RWL Merger Tests Fluency in China

18 May 2017
Research Note

Israeli wastewater treatment technology firm Emefcy Group Limited (Emefcy) and US-based industrial water services firm RWL Water have announced their plans to create a global provider of innovated distributed water and wastewater treatment solutions – under a new entity, Fluence.

Emefcy anticipates RWL will accelerate its deployment in China — where the company aims to increase wastewater treatment levels from 10% to 70% of total flow in rural areas within its current Five-Year Plan.

In this Research Note, available to Global Industrial Water clients, Bluefield water experts analyze the impact of this merger on wastewater treatment and the Chinese market.


  • Fluence merger underpinned by China niche market approach.
  • Initial partnerships and orders provide foothold for China growth
  • RWL business model shifts with China focus.

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