Evac invests in advanced wastewater treatment technology, Cleansea MBBR

Evac invests in advanced wastewater treatment technology in Marine business by acquiring the Cleansea Marine business from Headworks Bio Inc. on 23 May 2014.  By signing a business and license agreements with Headworks Bio, a fore runner in the field of land based municipal and industrial wastewater treatment as well as marine applications, Evac gains a competitive edge on advanced wastewater treatment business in the Marine segment worldwide.

“This move will strengthen our role in the growing market of wastewater treatment and will further enhance our total waste management solution for our main customers” says Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO of the Evac Group, and continues: “Acquisition of a competitive technology from a strong partner like Headworks Bio will give us the chance to accelerate our development. This agreement will deliver clear customer benefits by providing a proven alternative wastewater treatment solution, Cleansea MBBR technology, to our marine customers.”

“Ideally our cruise customers’ all environmental needs can now be solved with one single contact point no matter what technology best solves their challenges, meaning that communication will be simple and efficient and after sales services are easily available, too. We now have the ability to provide optimal solutions on AWP no matter what vessel type or size” says Mika Karjalainen, COO of Evac Oy, excitedly.

According to Michele LaNoue, CEO of Headworks Bio: “Two major players will join forces in product development to deliver innovative high quality solutions to meet demands for our most precious resource, clean water. Through this divestiture Headworks Bio continues its focus on land based applications and Evac on the marine sector.  The fit with Evac combined with their excellent existing product line is perfect and we will provide whatever support they require to make this a seamless transition for their customers in the marine sector. ”

According to industry estimates, the advanced wastewater treatment market will continue to grow in coming years. This is due to both a rebound in the Cruise business after many years of slow demand and ever tightening environmental regulations.

This agreement facilitates a breakthrough to Evac.  With Cleansea MBBR technology it will already be a major player in the cruise ship segment with the largest reference ships in the world.

Further information:
Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO, Evac Group, tel +358 40 559 0746
Mika Karjalainen, COO, Evac Oy, tel +358 50 381 3412
Michele LaNoue, CEO, Headworks Inc., tel +1 713 647 6667

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About Evac
Evac is a global company that designs, manufactures and markets environmentally friendly water, waste and wastewater collection and treatment systems for the shipbuilding and construction industries. 

Evac Marine is the market leader in the marine field, with more than 30 years of experience in the business.  Number of references, from sailing boats to large luxury cruise liners, is over 12,000. 

In the fiscal year 2012/2013, Evac Marine had a turnover of EUR 65,5 million with 180 employees and direct presence in Finland, the US, China, Korea, France, Germany, Norway and Brazil, with a worldwide network of agents and distributors.

About Headworks
Headworks BIO™ Inc. is one of the oldest independent MBBR/IFAS technology providers in the biological wastewater treatment sector with 15 years of experience in municipal, industrial, and marine applications. The team of process design experts applies proven technologies for treating wastewater for reuse (i.e. irrigation) with discharge effluents meeting new stringent BOD, Nitrification, and Total Nitrogen levels while reducing overall footprint. MBBR technology can also be applied to increase the capacity and improve effluent quality of existing plants without requiring additional real estate. Headworks BIO also offers customized decentralized systems for housing complexes, resorts, and small communities. 

Headworks® Inc., a sister company, is a leading engineering and manufacturing company supplying screens and screenings handling equipment to municipal and industrial facilities around the world. 

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Headworks has sales and engineering offices in Canada, the Middle East and India, and has over 1,100 installations in more than 20 countries around the world.