BAAR, Switzerland, 22 December, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a leading provider of advanced water systems, solutions and technologies for the oil & gas industry, the energy sector and other process industries, follows its acquisition of S-Tec from SH+E Group with a re-launch of the company as an independent entity with a new and totally flexible capability for the design and manufacturing of water treatment plants and services.

Aquarion acquired the assets of S-Tec from SH+E Group earlier this year.  S-Tec GmbH is now a standalone company based in Germany that specializes in modular water treatment plant construction. Called ModufleX, S-Tec’s new business model separates all elements of work required for plant construction into separate, self-contained modules. Clients can source as many (or as few) of the modules as they wish from S-Tec GmbH.

This new business model has already proven successful. Within three months of being part of Aquarion, S-Tec GmbH returned to profitability and has built a strong order book. Plans are now being considered to expand its current, 2,250 square meter production facilities located near Dresden, Germany.
All 40 jobs at the company were preserved as part of the acquisition by Aquarion.

“S-Tec GmbH is poised for continued growth with its new and successful business model, strong financial position and highly skilled staff, which we are pleased to have retained,” said Karl Michael Millauer, Chief Executive Officer of Aquarion Group.

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STUTTGART, GERMANY, November, 2014 – Only three months after its acquisition by Aquarion AG, a leading global water treatment company based in Switzerland, the German water treatment specialist Hager + Elsässer (H+E GmbH) has received total order income of 22,900,000 Euro. This result already exceeds its goal for 2014, with two more months to go.

“We are delighted to report that we have already surpassed our expected order intake targets for 2014. For more than 80 years, H+E has been one of Europe’s most important water treatment companies with a proven track record of leadership and innovation, despite financial issues associated with our previous ownership. The acquisition by Aquarion in July 2014 and corresponding increase in capital is a clear sign of confidence from our investors that has not only enabled us to regain our former strength but, perhaps more importantly, recapture the confidence of customers throughout our market area and achieve further growth. A special thank you needs to be said to our loyal customers who have been supporting us all the way and continue to do so, with many exciting new projects already awarded or in the queue,” said Thomas Will, Chief Executive Officer of H+E GmbH.


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BAAR, Switzerland, 16 September, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a global water treatment solutions provider, has added the Toveko® Continuous Gravity Fed Sand Filter to the portfolio of technologies offered by its group companies to customers around the world.

“As a major company in the global water treatment industry, Aquarion Group is committed to providing leading-edge water and wastewater treatment technologies. Toveko Sand Filters, which were initially provided only through Hager + Elsaesser, now increase the range of options available through all our group companies,” said Karl Michael Millauer, CEO of Aquarion Group.

Toveko filters are highly efficient for treating wastewater from industrial and small municipal sources. Typical applications include tertiary filtration of wastewater (industrial and municipal), filtration of river water, removal of suspended solids in cooling tower recycling loops, and removal of residual oil prior to wastewater discharge.

With their unique design, the filters offer an array of advantages over conventional sand filters. Toveko filters do not require the large backwash water tanks associated with conventional sand filters. This feature along with the unit’s rectangular construction and low unit height of only 2.3 metres means that the space requirement is less than other options, and they can fit inside standard height buildings when required.

The Toveko filter’s unique design also results in a lower wash water requirement – typically only 3-5% of feed flow going into the filter.


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BAAR, Switzerland, 26 August, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a leading provider of advanced water systems, solutions and technologies for the oil & gas industry, the energy sector and other process industries, announces the establishment of Aquarion Russia in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan.

Aquarion Russia will focus on providing advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions to industrial customers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), with particular emphasis on the oil & gas market, both upstream (on shore and off shore) and downstream.

One of Russia’s most populous cities, Kazan is the capital of one of the most advanced and largest industrial regions of Russia, the Republic of Tatarstan. Tatarstan is one of Russia’s oldest oil producing regions, whose economy is dominated by the fuel, petrochemical and chemical industries. Major Eastern European players in upstream and downstream oil & gas are based in the region. Ranked by Forbes and Ernst &Young as Russia's best region for doing business, Tatarstan represents an excellent base from which to access the entire Russian market and cover the neighboring countries of Kazakhstan, Belarus, the Baltics, and the Caucasus countries Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.


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BAAR, Switzerland, 30 June, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a global water treatment solutions provider, has acquired the assets of Hager + Elsässer GmbH, based in Stuttgart, Germany, one of Europe`s leading water technology companies and solutions providers for a wide range of industries.

With this acquisition, Aquarion Group becomes a major player in the global water treatment business with more than 250 employees, more than 70 million € in annual revenues, and many international subsidiaries. Other Aquarion Group companies include Aquarion Water GmbH in Germany, GEMWATER s.r.l. in Italy and H2Oil & Gas Ltd in Scotland.


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BAAR Switzerland, 4 June, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG) will showcase two of its newest technologies and its robust portfolio of advanced water treatment solutions for the global oil & gas industry at the 21st World Petroleum Congress, which will be held 15-19 June at the International Expo Centre “Crocus Expo” in Moscow. The 21st World Petroleum Congress is the largest global oil and gas exhibition to take place in Russia, with 55,000 square meters of space, 500 exhibitors, and an expected 20,000 visitors from around the world.

VISIT US AT HALL 15, STAND A16.1 (15-A16.1)


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MOSCOW, 26 May, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG) will feature its portfolio of advanced water treatment solutions for the oil & gas industry at the 15th International Exhibition NEFTEGAZ’2014. Held in Moscow on 26-29 May at the exhibition centre SAO Expocentr in Krasnaya Presnya, NEFTEGAZ is a leading international trade fair showcasing equipment for the oil and gas industry.


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BAAR, Switzerland, 12 May, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a global water
treatment solutions provider, announces that Mark Hope and James W. Hotchkies have
been elected to its Board of Directors.


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BAAR, Switzerland, 14 April, 2014 – Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a global water
treatment solutions provider, announces that Thomas Will has joined the company as Chief
Operating Officer and Managing Director.

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BAAR, Switzerland, March 17, 2014 – Aquarion Group, a global water treatment solutions provider, introduces ZLD-ECO, an advanced hybrid Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) system that further optimizes the ZLD process.

ZLD-ECO utilizes innovative, proprietary pre-treatment processes to reduce thermal treatment, resulting in lower energy and chemical consumption and reduced capital cost.  ZLD-ECO lowers energy consumption by capturing and reusing the waste energy and recycling it for application in other process steps. This energy return optimizes flux rates with respect to membrane technologies.

ZLD-ECO provides high recovery rates of 90-99 percent, depending on the source water.

Aquarion is pleased to introduce ZLD-ECO, which expands the range of zero liquid discharge technologies in our portfolio. The term ‘ECO’ emphasizes the highly economical aspects of this system. We believe that, with its lower CAPEX and OPEX, ZLD-ECO is the lowest cost technology available to achieve zero liquid discharge,” said Karl Michael Millauer, Chief Executive Officer of Aquarion Group.

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ABU DHABI, 20 January 2014 – Karl Michael Millauer, Chief Executive Officer of Aquarion (Stand 3102), will present an overview of “Water Reuse and Recycling Technologies and Applications in the Industrial Sector” as part of the Innovation Showcase at the International Water Summit. Scheduled for 4.00 pm on January 21in the Sustainable Water Solutions Village, the presentation highlights cutting-edge solutions and technologies that enable the use of sewage water as process or feed water for industrial processes. These solutions also enable the recycling of industrial waste water into process water or allow reuse of industrial waste water for other purposes such as irrigation. 

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