PITTSBURGH & NORFOLK, Va.--Evoqua Water Technologies today announced it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide mobile equipment to produce deionized boiler feed water for ships docking at Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk is the world's largest naval station, housing the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces.
Norfolk Naval Station awarded Evoqua the contract over an incumbent supplier. Decision factors included the Navy's need for consistently high water quality and Evoqua's proven performance as a key supplier of nuclear water purification services at the nearby Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
The contract includes six custom-designed Mobile Deionization (DI) units, systems management, transportation services, performance reporting via Evoqua's Link2Site remote information systems, and offsite resin regeneration services. In addition, Evoqua transportation specialists will be available to move the equipment into place and off site as needed.
The six Evoqua Mobile DI units are designed and built to the Navy's specifications. Key design elements include 150,000-gallon capacity on a compact footprint to meet the Navy's need for maneuverability in the shipyard. Built on trailer chassis, the mobile units can be positioned on the docks to service military and civilian ships in port. When the resin is exhausted, Evoqua drivers transport to Evoqua's nearby regeneration facility in Richmond, VA eliminating the handling of hazardous chemicals and waste at the Navy yard.
Evoqua Mobile DI services allow customers to meet their treated water needs without on-site waste generation, hazardous chemical handling or capital investment. Evoqua Mobile DI Trailers provide rapid response and reliable performance across a range of applications.
"The Navy needed a fast, flexible team to meet the unique requirements of a facility this size," said Rodney Aulick, Evoqua’s President of Industrial Projects and Services. "We're proud that, due to our proven record and fast, high-quality response, we are able to play a role in helping maintain U.S. readiness."
Evoqua Water Technologies is the global leader in helping municipalities and industrial customers protect and improve the world's most fundamental natural resource: water. Evoqua has a more than 100-year heritage of innovation and industry firsts, market-leading expertise, and unmatched customer service, where it continues to transform water and wastewater. Its cost-effective and reliable treatment systems and services ensure uninterrupted quantity and quality of water, enable regulatory and environmental compliance, increase efficiency through water reuse, and prepare customers for next-generation demands. Evoqua's unparalleled portfolio of proven brands, advanced technologies, mobile and emergency water supply solutions and service helps cities across the world provide and discharge clean water, and enable leisure and commercial industry to maximize productivity and profitability. For more information, visit www.evoqua.com.