ONWater Sdn. Bhd. is a company jointly owned by OCNED Water Technology Sdn. Bhd. and NIRAS Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., which is a fully-owned subsidiary of NIRAS A/S of Denmark. This company was established on 22nd January 2008 and aims to provide comprehensive consultation and services related to groundwater exploration and resource management as well as an extensive range of water distribution network related services.
ONWater Sdn. Bhd. facilitate technology transfer utilized by NIRAS in projects all around the globe and bring it to local implementation in Malaysia and surrounding regions. ONWater Sdn. Bhd. works closely with significant water operators in Malaysia in water distribution network related projects, including hydraulic modeling, NRW reductions, asset management and operational practices. In every project implementation, ONWater Sdn. Bhd. main focus is to ensure appropriate technology transfer to enrich the capability of local water operators and elevate the standard of the water industry in general. ONWater Sdn. Bhd. also collaborates with water operators and local industries in groundwater exploration and management projects to contribute to the total capacity of clean water supply for public and industry consumption. The scale of projects that ONWater Sdn. Bhd. has engaged with ranges from single industrial use up to state-wide exploration studies and research.
Brief introduction of OCNED Water Technology Sdn. Bhd.:
OCNED Water Technology Sdn. Bhd. is a Malaysian homegrown company established in 1993 by a team of experienced specialists offering a wide range of services relating to the water and wastewater industry, including the design and building of water treatment plants as well as sewage and wastewater treatment plants.
The company has been involved in numerous projects in Malaysia relating to domestic, industrial, irrigation and construction sectors, which include groundwater exploration, drilling and construction of water wells, development and management of groundwater resources as well as in the treatment process for groundwater and wastewater.
Since its establishment, apart from water and wastewater engineering, OCNED has constructed more than 300 groundwater wells for various industry uses.
In collaboration with NIRAS, OCNED also developed a team of engineers specializing in water distribution networks with specialization in hydraulic modeling, GIS, SCADA communication and NRW management. Initially started for major water operators in Malaysia, OCNED water distribution project implementation has now expanded to surrounding SEA countries.
Brief introduction of NIRAS:
NIRAS AS (from now on referred to as NIRAS) was founded in 1956 and is today a multi-disciplinary Scandinavian consulting company staffed with over 2,300 professionals.
NIRAS is a well-consolidated company with a gross turnover of USD 229 million during the fiscal year 2019. The company operates in The Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Arctic Region. The NIRAS HQ is located in Denmark and branch offices are registered in Europe (Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, Serbia, Norway, United Kingdom, Turkey, Ukraine), in Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique), and Asia (Nepal, Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar) shown in light blue below. Furthermore, we have local representatives and/or project offices (in dark blue) in a wide range of countries, including a small project office in the United Arab Emirates.
Building on international experience and management of projects in more than 100 countries, NIRAS provides planning, advisory and project management services, focusing on water supply and sanitation, water resources and infrastructure, natural resources, forestry, and rural sector development among others. Our international activities are executed together with local experts, national institutions and agencies, supported by our international consultants and advisers.
More specifically, in the water sector, NIRAS offers specialised consulting services within the fields of water demand management (leak detection, metering, pressure control, pipe replacement planning), urban and rural water supply and sanitation (conceptual planning, feasibility studies, design, construction supervision, operation and maintenance training and guidelines, and cost recovery procedures), financial management and cost recovery for water supply services, capacity building, institutional strengthening, water resource management (IWRM and river basin management, protection strategies, climate change “proofing” and innovative remedial actions), reuse of water, price elasticity/water pricing and water conservation strategies), wastewater and solid waste management (planning, design of sewage and drainage systems), legislation, environmental and social impact assessment and investment and financial analyses.