The World’s demand for clean water is rapidly increasing, and water and wastewater treatment market growth is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. The Norwegian based tech start-up EnviroNor wants to make oil tankers into mobile wastewater treatment facilities.
They have in collaboration with DNV GL developed a concept where they take existing commercial vessels (e.g. product tankers, barges and platform supply vessels) and repurpose them for a variety of offshore aqua recovery solutions including wastewater treatment and seawater desalination.
The team behind EnviroNor includes the former CEO of Wilhelmsen Lines, Mr Ingar Skau as chairman of the board and the company counts the former CEO of DNV GL, Mr Henry Madsen as a true ambassadour. As if that’s not enough Sigmund Larsen, EnviroNor’s CEO also points at Dr. Ing. Hallvard Ødegaard as a senior advisor. He’s a professor Emeritus at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering. – that’s a bouqet of senior leaders with a lot of clout right there!
If you agree that eco-friendly innovation will be the key to present and future sustainability, EnviroNor’s idea – which includes four offshore water treatment plant designs – proactively promotes the implementation of floating, offshore wastewater treatment and desalination plants. We at InnoMag are happy to declare EnviroNor selected fstartup of the week.
With three different types of vessels to meet the different treatment demands and designed to replace onshore infrastructure in coastal areas, servicing both municipal and industrial needs, we believe EnviroNor provides an innovative and versatile implementation that can help solve one of the world´s largest problems. EnvirNor’s concept can also be deployed in emergency and disaster situations to provide clean water in urgent scenarios.
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