Challenge: Reuse Wastewater from an Industrial Facility

Haeco logo for new swire innovation challenge

HAECO is one of the world’s leading independent aircraft engineering and maintenance groups. It is one of the largest Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (“MRO”) service providers in terms of capacity.

As part of a commitment to sustainability, the business now needs a partner dedicated to reducing its facility water consumption. Find out more

What You Need to Know

The Challenge

To treat wastewater from an industrial facility to the point of being reusable for high value use cases (e.g. beyond flushing of toilets) cost effectively.

HAECO’s facility in Jinjiang is exploring wastewater treatment solutions that can be installed in between the existing treatment systems and the sewage plant.  HAECO has a water intensity target of 25% reduction by 2030 compared to 2018 baseline and this solution will assist in reducing the organization’s water usage.

We are looking for innovation in areas such as, but not limited to, greywater recycling, zero-liquid discharge, aerobic/anaerobic digestion, biofilms and algal solutions, electrochemical treatment, UV treatment, and membrane filtration.

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The Opportunity

Swire Pacific’s Sustainable Development Fund, an annual HK$100 million fund, seeks primarily to fund proof of concept pilots of innovative technologies and approaches that, when scaled up more widely within the group’s various operations, have the potential to significantly positively impact environmental performance of operating companies.

The innovator chosen for a pilot project aimed at solving the challenge presented here, will be awarded full funding for that pilot after final approval of the suggested pilot by the SD Fund committee. If results are successful, this partner may have the opportunity to scale their solution across the operating company’s operations and, where applicable, across Swire’s portfolio of companies in Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.


  • Application Open: 25 May 2022 –  Apply Now
  • Application Close: 8 July 2022
  • Shortlist Selection : 22 July 2022
  • Finalists Pitch (virtually): 1 Aug – 12 Aug 2022

Find out more about the fund and the selection criteria

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About Swire Pacific

Swire Pacific is a Hong Kong based international conglomerate with a diversified portfolio of market leading businesses. The Company has a long history in Greater China, where the name Swire or 太古 has been established for over 150 years.

Our aims are to deliver sustainable growth in shareholder value, achieved through sound returns on equity over the long term, and to return value to shareholders through sustainable growth in ordinary dividends.