Stay informed about the latest developments at Evides Industrial Water or about new projects. This part of the website includes the latest news reports.
Mayor of Copenhagen on working visit at NEREUS pilot in Rotterdam
Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, together with a delegation of 20 people paid a working visit to Rotterdam. The program included a visit to Uit Je Eigen Stad and the NEREUS pilot of Evides Industriewater.
Evides Industriewater introduces the first self-service deminwater filling point
To extend the range of services offered to its industrial customers, Evides Industriewater has introduced a self-service deminwater filling point. This is the first site in The Netherlands where companies can get their deminwater 24/7. The filling point is in Dordrecht on the public road next to the Evides deminwater plant.
Evides Industriewater is a partner in the European ZERO BRINE research project. ZERO BRINE advances circular economy business model solutions to reduce industrial saline wastewater streams by recovering and reusing the minerals and water from the brine in other industries, thus ‘closing the loop’ and reducing the environmental impacts of production.
Evides Industriewater replacing over 18 kilometres of pipeline network for deminwater
The pipelines of the deminet in Rotterdam Harbour date from the 60’s and 70’s. Evides Industriewater started with the replacement programme in 2015. Evides performs regular assessments to determine if all pipelines still meet the necessary requirements. The assessment of the deminwater network showed that some PVC pipelines and some intermediate fibreglass reinforced pipe segments have to be replaced earlier than scheduled. The replacement programme is planned until 2020.
On March 29th, the pilot installation for granular sludge technology for waste water treatment in a continuous process at the Harnaschpolder WWTP in Den Hoorn has been officially put into use. The use of granular sludge is expected to be advantageous for various aspects of the wastewater treatment process, with which a new future lies ahead for existing treatment plants. The pilot and the research are possible through collaboration between the Delfland and Rijnland water boards, Delfluent Services, TU Delft, Evides Industriewater and Royal HaskoningDHV.
Corporate Social Responsibility Gold Recognition Level
Evides Industriewater received the EcoVadis Gold Recognition Level-certificate for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. The audit was performed on behalf of BASF. With this audit result puts Evides in the top 5% BASF suppliers. To improve the sustainability in the industrial supply chain a group of companies – e.g. BASF, Bayer and DSM- took the initiative to set up ‘Together for Sustainability’ (TfS). A worldwide audit program was developed to judge and improve the sustainability in the chemical industry supply chain.
A number of companies in the port of Vlissingen are working together to re-use residual heat. The residual heat coupling is making a significant contribution towards a sustainable Zeeland seaport, by producing savings in energy consumption and reducing CO2 emissions. On 21 October 2016, Sloewarmte B.V. was officially opened by Ben de Reu, representative of the Province of Zeeland.
The business world, government bodies and knowledge institutes are researching how to close the water chain
During the coming three years, an international knowledge consortium is researching new technology to improve process water purification. The organisations involved, including Evides Industriewater, are focusing on making the water supplies to large industrial consumers more sustainable and future-proof. Ghent University and the industrial water consumers BASF, Dow and Yara Chemicals are participating too.