BEL hooks up with Strand for RO pressure-vessels in US

Desalination pressure-vessel manufacturer BEL Group Ltd, through BEL Composite America Inc, announced a strategic partnership on 30 July 2011 with Strand Composite Engineering & Construction LLC of Harrison, Arkansas, USA.

The agreement is for manufacture and distribution of reverse-osmosis pressure-vessels used in membrane filtration of water for industry and municipalities.

BEL Composite America, based in New Castle, Pennsylvania, currently distributes and services pressure-vessels for the membrane-filtration industry in the USA. The partnership means that the two companies will be able to deliver a locally manufactured product, engineered and tested in Strand’s Midwestern plant.

Strand is a licensed US engineering company with a glass-fibre (FRP/GRP) fabrication facility and is one of only two USA companies that hold both ASME FRP pressure-vessel design and fabrication authorizations, RTP-1 and Section X. Strand has a 56-year history in the US and some foreign markets in the design and manufacture of glass-fibre reinforced equipment.

BEL Group, a Cyprus-based company with operations in Spain, USA, Israel and other foreign markets, produces leading design standards for low-, medium- and high-pressure vessels for membranes. BEL also produces a line of FRP/GRP tanks and vessels that are similar to those traditionally manufactured by Strand.

The two companies have successfully shared business opportunities in the past and are dedicated to develop the natural synergy into a beneficial platform for the support of industry and government(s) alike.