Nereda technology requires certain core pieces of equipment to ensure that the process works efficiently, and the pneumatic systems that control the process valves were identified as fundamental to the overall operation of the Nereda reactors.

Following extensive market research into suppliers of automation technology, Festo was identified as a quality solutions provider for all aspects of automation, especially pneumatics. Festo is an independent family company with its headquarters in Esslingen, Germany. The company is considered industry-leading, thanks to its innovations and problem-solving competence in all aspects of automation, as well as its unique range of industrial training and education programs.

In all fields of water and wastewater treatment, Festo supplies full pneumatic automation systems to operate process valves. The systems are pre-designed by embedded engineering to comply with the highest possible energy-efficiency requirements.
Nereda technology has become one of the foremost wastewater treatments across the globe and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to become preferred supplier to what is rapidly becoming the first-choice in wastewater treatment.

Armin Müller

Global Industry Segment Management Process Industries at Festo commented

René Noppeney, Global Director of Water Technology Products & Innovation at Royal HaskoningDHV, commented: “Our Nereda community is very important, as it provides the opportunity to strengthen our brand by forging relationships with our key partners. We are continually looking at ways to optimise the performance of our technology and being able to collaborate on research and development with key suppliers is beneficial to all parties.

Royal HaskoningDHV's award-winning Nereda wastewater treatment solution is already being applied on five continents for municipal and industrial water. It is an established game-changer for sustainable wastewater technology, with over 70 Nereda projects completed or being delivered across the world. It purifies wastewater without chemicals and cost-effectively, by using patented granular sludge technology.