It has entered a strategic business partnership with Russian engineering company Ecoline to supply stormwater products into Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The first contract to be won under the new relationship is a €2m (£1.53m) contract to supply distributed stormwater storage systems and Hydro's Downstream Defender stormwater quality systems to the Northern Capital Gateway Consortium, which is redeveloping St Petersburg International Airport.
Hydro has also appointed C&V Water as a distributor of its wastewater products to Romania. Hydro has identified Romania as a strategic priority due to the large number of water and sewerage infrastructure projects planned, funded by the EU. Such projects include the building of new wastewater treatment plants, the upgrading of existing infrastructure, and a major new initiative to connect a larger proportion of the population to the sewerage network.
"Russia and the broader Eastern European market represent a good opportunity for Hydro in terms of value and scope,” said Hydro International CEO Steve Hides. “We are therefore delighted to be working with C&V Water in Romania and Ecoline, one of the largest water management companies in Russia. It is particularly encouraging to have such a significant contract with St Petersburg Airport at this early stage in the relationship.”