SOESTERBERG, The Netherlands. Newest NCCC member Rainmaker Worldwide, working with its partner, Bredenoord has delivered its innovative MD Water Power unit to Fieldlab Smartbase 1.0 for the Dutch Ministry of Defense.
The smart base was officially opened by his Majesty King Willem-Alexander, the King of the Netherlands.
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, it is essential to minimize supply lines and reduce 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 has been successfully combined with Bredenoord’s state-of-the-art military-grade generators in a containerized plug-and-play solution that delivers both clean drinking water and reliable electricity.
The unit reduces the cost of fresh drinking water, is highly efficient, mobile and ideally suited for areas where there is little or no infrastructure.
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 25,000 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.
“A military context puts high demands on product functionality,” said Joost Oosterling, Managing Director, Europe for Rainmaker. “Your innovation must work in the desert at over 40 degrees, or in the freezing cold at minus ten.”
Army commander Luitenant-Kolonel Erwin Leidelmeijer said, “We offer a robust experimental environment: the innovations must be soldier-proof, so we practice and test them in a static environment at the barracks in Soesterberg. At Smart Base, civil products are tested for military applications, while the military specifications are maintained.”
Michiel Pols of the Netherlands’ InnovationQuarter said, “The Dutch armed forces have a good reputation abroad. You can count on NATO watching what is happening here. If the Dutch armed forces purchase the innovations, then the gate will open to the rest of the world.”
Michael O’Connor, President and CEO of Rainmaker Worldwide said, “We are exceptionally pleased to have delivered this innovative application of Rainmaker’s Water-to-Water technology to the Smartbase Project in Amersfoort, Netherlands. We look forward to collaborating closely with the teams at Bredenoord and the Dutch military during the comprehensive testing period.
We are very encouraged by the early results and confident that new opportunities will follow in the short term to work 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.”
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