Ron Lauder’s RWL Water subsidiary to set up graywater facility to aid country’s oil industry

Billie Frenkel
Published: 09.03.12

Ron Lauder’s RWL Water subsidiary Nirosoft has been awarded a $100 million contract to build a water desalination plant in Colombia.

The contract was signed between Nirosoft and Colombia’s Pacific Rubiales Energy – the country’s biggest oil exploration company.

Nirosoft will set up a greywater desalination facility especially suited to deal with the recycling of water used in crude production.

The company will also be in charge of the facility’s maintenance for the next 10 years.

The facility will be set up at Puerto Gaitan and in expected to produce about 2,825 cubic feet of water every day, which will be used for agriculture.

Nirosoft CEO Avi Bonibay said that the facility will save Pacific Rubiales Energy considerable funds and will upgrade its environmental standards compliance.

Bonibay said that the project was preceded by a six-month pilot program, which reviewed various technologies in the field.

“Winning this contact vis-à-vis great overseas competition proves our company’s determination in developing innovative solutions in the field,” Bonibay noted.

RWL was founded by Lauder in 2010. It offers integrated waste management and conversion solutions.,7340,L-4276037,00.html