[VN] Rent-A-Port NV expands business in Vietnam
April 10, 2017
Rent-A-Port Green Energy has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop wind and solar driven micro desalination facilities, in a bid to solve the problems of salt water harming rice fields in the Mekong Delta region.
Rent-A-Port Green Energy is 100% owned by Rent-A-Port NV, a Belgium engineering and investment company, specialising in the development of marine infrastructures and industrial zones. Through its shareholders, Rent-A-Port can fall back on a wealth of in-house experience in the analysis, design, construction, development and management of port, logistics and marine infrastructures, green energy as well as industrial zones worldwide.
Under the agreement, the Belgian firm and MARD will set up five demonstration wind-powered water desalination plants, with a total investment of US$15 million, which are capable of providing fresh water for at least 200 hectares of rice fields in five locations across the Mekong Delta region.
Each plant consists of two water production units, with a combined peak capacity of 400 cu.m per day. The amount of salt found in the fresh water from the plants would be below 0.1 percent, making it suitable for irrigation and even drinkable for local people.
Source : http://english.vov.vn/economy/rentaport-nv-expands-business-in-vietnam-347290.vov