Doosan acquires UK desalination pretreatment technology

Korean company Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on 13 November 2012 that it had completed its acquisition of key assets of the water/wastewater treatment engineering company Enpure, based in the UK.

Doosan sees Enpure’s patented dissolved air flotation (DAF) and dual-media filtration (DMF) technologies as enabling it to offer pretreatment with its reverse-osmosis (RO) desalination technology. The company expects to improve the competitiveness of its capabilities in both the reverse osmosis and water/wastewater treatment businesses through this acquisition.

Founded in the early 1970s with its headquarters office in Birmingham, Enpure is a process engineering company with world-class design and fabrication capabilities related to pretreatment and water/wastewater treatment systems and plants. As of 2011, the company had more than 250 project references with around 160 employees and revenue of £ 55.6 million.

“The desalination industry is now expanding through the development of RO technologies,” stated Seokwon Yun, CEO of Doosan’s Water Business Group. “With the acquisition of Enpure, Doosan has further strengthened the competitiveness of its RO technologies in addition to creating a platform for accelerated growth in the water/wastewater treatment market through engineering know-how based on the company’s long list of project references.”