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1:06 | 15.06.2018
Fluence Awarded €3.9M Contract for Innovative Wastewater-to-Energy System in Belgium

Fluence
Corporation Limited (ASX:FLC) announced today that it has received a
€3.9M contract for a wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy system for
its customer ArcelorMittal. Fluence will design and build these systems
for ArcelorMittal’s steel mill in Ghent, Belgium, using innovative
anaerobic digestion technology to produce biogas from off-gas
fermentation byproducts. The Fluence system is expected to be delivered,
installed and operational onsite within 18 months. ArcelorMittal is the
world’s largest crude steel producer, accounting for 90 million tons of
steel per year.

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https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180614006329/en/
An anaerobic digestor, like the one pictured above, will be custom-designed by Fluence for ArcelorMittal. (Photo: Business Wire)
This will be Fluence’s first wastewater and waste-to-energy system
designed specifically for use in the steel industry. Steel mill
byproducts are notoriously difficult to treat to a grade that meets
government effluent requirements. Fluence’s team was able to achieve the
client’s desired effluent using advanced anaerobic digestion technology.
By adding waste-to-energy treatment to the system, the biogas produced
will be used to power the steel mill’s operations, which will in turn
lower the overall operating costs.

Fluence’s Managing Director and CEO, Henry Charrabé said: “Our highly
experienced team has adapted our advanced anaerobic digestion technology
for this new application, bringing even more value to our customers. We
hope this milestone project will be the beginning of introducing
Fluence’s capabilities for similar steel mill applications around the
world. As part of our global product strategy, we have already sold a
number of anaerobic systems developed by Fluence Italy in Europe and
South America, including applications in the poultry and fish processing
industries.”

Carl De Maré, Vice President of Technology Strategy at ArcelorMittal,
said: “We are excited that after several years of research and
engineering, we are now progressing with the largest project of its kind
within the ArcelorMittal group. This is the first application of a
viable new business case where re-use of carbon is possible at large
scale. We will achieve significant carbon reduction and we hope that
this will lead us to a lower carbon economy. This new Carbon Smart
technology illustrates ArcelorMittal’s commitment to transforming steel
production and it will also further strengthen steel’s standing in the
circular economy, particularly compared to other higher carbon metals
like aluminum.”
About Fluence Corporation Limited (ASX:FLC)
Fluence has experience operating in over 70 countries worldwide and
employs more than 300 highly trained water professionals around the
globe. The Company provides local, sustainable treatment and reuse
solutions, while empowering businesses and communities worldwide to make
the most of their water resources.

Fluence offers an integrated range of services across the complete water
cycle, from early stage evaluation, through design and delivery to
ongoing support and optimization of water related assets. With
established operations in North America, South America, the Middle East
and Europe, Fluence is also expanding into China’s rural wastewater
treatment market.

Global consultancy Frost and Sullivan recently awarded Fluence
Corporation “2018 Global Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment
Company of the Year,” noting in their award dissertation:
“While typical decentralized water treatment systems are relatively
expensive, complicated, and inefficient, Fluence Corporation leverages
innovative and smart technology solutions backed by decades of
industrial know-how to excel in water and wastewater treatment
solutions. Fluence’s excellence becomes apparent through its success, as
the company continues to expand its existing offerings as well as
partnerships with other prominent companies in the industry. With its
easy to use, sustainable, smart and cost-effective solutions as well as
a remarkable year of growth, innovation, and leadership, Fluence
Corporation earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Global Company of the Year
Award in the decentralized water and wastewater treatment industry.”
Further information can be found at https://www.fluencecorp.com/.
About ArcelorMittal
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a
presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 18 countries.
Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, they are the
leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets
including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging,
with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution
networks.

In 2017, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $68.7 billion and crude steel
production of 93.1 million metric tons, while iron ore production
reached 57.4 million metric tons.

ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT),
Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock
exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

See their press release for this project here: http://corporate.arcelormittal.com/news-and-media/news/2018/june/11-06-2018.
View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180614006329/en/


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