The Dutch Ministry of Defense, has chosen Rainmaker Worldwide, working in collaboration with its partner, Bredenoord to provide water purification systems on military bases in the field. Bredenoord and Rainmaker were invited to join an innovative development program called Fieldlab Smartbase 1.0, which resulted in choosing the MD Water Power unit for Mission-Critical Military Base Water Supply.
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The Dutch military participates in multiple UN missions and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is currently active in a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali to fight local terrorist insurgents.
In these missions, the military learned that it is essential to minimize supply lines and any local dependencies to increase troop safety and maximize operational efficiency.
The MD Water Power Unit - a purpose-built solution to military specifications
Rainmaker's core Water-to-Water technology will be combined with Bredenoord's state-of-the-art military-grade generators in a purpose-built containerized solution, built by Bredenoord. Key specification criteria of the MD Water Power Unit, include low energy and maintenance requirements, reduced cost of water, fast deployment, mobility and operational efficiency.
Replacing current reverse osmosis systems
The ultimate objective is to replace the current reverse osmosis systems with Rainmaker-Bredenoord units. Each unit can provide up to 25 m (25,000 liters) of pure drinking water and 35 kW of electricity daily under all conditions without any power grid connection.
This self-contained, low-maintenance solution is designed to be suitable for global military deployments, NGOs and disaster relief situations.
One of 16 companies chosen out of 800 submissions
The Dutch Ministry of Defence collaborated with various industry and knowledge institutes under the Smart Industry Fieldlabs program to invite companies to propose ideas that meet specific objectives in the areas of energy, water, logistics and waste, and support and services.
Over 800 companies submitted proposals. Just 16 were contracted to participate.
Smart Industry Chairman, Ineke Dezentje Hamming said, "The innovations we develop together are of great value to all people who work in crisis situations or with large groups where safety and deployability are vital."
Michael O'Connor, President and CEO of Rainmaker Worldwide said, "We are exceptionally pleased to have been chosen for this critical application of Rainmaker's Water-to-Water technology. We look forward to collaborating closely with the teams at Bredenoord and the Dutch military. We believe that meeting these stringent specifications will open the door for further opportunities working with both military and relief organizations where fast deployment is necessary in dealing with the effects of catastrophes such as hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters."
Maarten van den Heuvel, Divisional Manager Sales and Service at Bredenoord said, "This product offers proven technology for sustainable energy and water supply."
About Rainmaker Worldwide Inc.
Rainmaker Worldwide Inc. (OTC:RAKR) is headquartered in Peterborough, Canada, with an innovation and manufacturing center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Our patented water technology provides economical drinking water at scale wherever it's needed. Rainmaker builds two types of energy-efficient, fresh water-producing technologies:
1. Air-to-Water, which harvests fresh water from the air
2. Water-to-Water, which transforms seawater or polluted water into drinking water
Our technology is both wind and solar powered, is deployable anywhere, and leaves no carbon traces. We also offer options for hybrid, grid and diesel-powered models.
Air-to-Water units are available in three standard sizes, producing 5,000, 10,000 or 20,000 liters of drinking water per day. Water-to-Water units are also available in three standard sizes producing 37,500, 75,000 or 150,000 liters per day. This makes each unit suitable for communities of 200 to 30,000 people, depending on number of units deployed.
Our goal is to become a global leader in solving the worldwide water crisis. Simply put, we're creating safe, drinking water where little or none exists.
Interested parties can access additional information about Rainmaker on the Company's website located at http://www.rainmakerww.com.
Bredenoord is a family-owned business based in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, with 80 years' experience in the engineering, production, sale and rental of smart energy solutions. Nowadays, the company focuses on the development of more efficient and environmentally friendly power generators. Based on its Clear Concept philosophy, solutions are brought forward based on new fuels, new conversion technologies, increased efficiency and emissions reduction. In addition to the market in the Netherlands, Bredenoord operates in markets throughout Europe via offices in Germany, Denmark and Belgium. Bredenoord originally developed the Water Power Unit in 2015. This knowledge together with our focus to bring reliable power in its most efficient way was the basis for this joint development with Rainmaker Worldwide. For more information, please visit www.bredenoord.com.
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