Australian Export Awards winner Rubicon Water signed multi-million dollar deal with Gansu Government

In June 2017, Rubicon Water Chief Executive Bruce Rodgerson announced the formation of a joint venture company together with Tsinghua University’s School of Civil Engineering and Gansu Water Investment Co., Ltd., an organisation owned by China’s Gansu provincial government. The joint venture has been set up to implement Rubicon’s TCC® Network Control technology throughout the province’s irrigation districts.

Mr Rodgerson said Rubicon has been operating in China since 2009 and this represents its largest Chinese opportunity to date, giving the joint venture potential access to fully-funded ‘shovel-ready’ projects worth AU$200 million over the next five years.

“Our solution will enable them to significantly improve water-use efficiency, making more water available for increased agricultural production or for industrial or environmental uses.

“The strategic partnership will lead to increased employment at Rubicon’s Shepparton, Victoria production facility and in the joint venture’s new Gansu facility,” he said.

Mr Yang Zixing, Vice Governor of Gansu province, said the joint venture holds exciting possibilities for economic development.

“We want to transform traditional irrigation practices and this joint venture will give Gansu province’s irrigation districts access to the best technology in the world,” he said.

The deal follows on from the successful implementation of Rubicon’s technology in Gansu's Chang Ma Irrigation District during a three-year pilot project in collaboration with the Australia-China Joint Research Centre on River Basin Management. Chang Ma’s channel network has been automated using TCC Network Control and manages the water supply to 4,900 hectares of farmland.

Rubicon Water was the 2015 Australian Export Award winner in the Environmental Solutions category. 

The original article was published at the Rubicon Water website.

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