Can one use reed plants to purify water contaminated with oil? Bauer certainly can! Together with BAUER Nimr LLC in Oman, BAUER Resources GmbH developed a solution – wherein reed plants separate oil from water – for the problem faced by the oil industry. In the midst of a desert landscape around 700 km from Muscat, Oman, a green oasis arose, creating a home for numerous species of animals and plants. The reed-bed treatment plant, which, after an expansion, today purifies up to 115,000 m³ of oil-contaminated water every day, is one of the largest natural water purification systems in the world. In October 2017, the BAUER Group was commissioned to increase the capacity by 60,000 m³ to 175,000 m³ per day. The company has already won several awards for this pioneering project.