Espoo, Finland, headquartered Evac Group is putting a focus on life-cycle services development.
A leading provider of integrated water and waste management systems, along with corrosion-protection systems, the group is now investing heavily in the development of its services.
“The recent acquisitions of the Cathelco Group (including Hydro-Electrique Marine (HEM) and Echo Marine) and our former representative Transvac Systems are closely linked to our goal of being a true life-cycle partner for our customers,” says President and CEO Tomi Gardemeister. “The U.K. based Transvac Systems, has, for instance, specialized in the servicing of wastewater treatment systems, sanitary systems and ballast water treatment systems for naval and various other ship types and offshore platforms. HEM in France and Echo Marine in Mallorca, in turn, are well known service partners focusing especially on super yachts.”
Evac says that its systems help to decrease the environmental footprint of its customers by saving fresh water and energy anf also by lengthening the life-cycle of their vessels, offshore platforms, wind parks and buildings.
Evac’s comprehensive offering means that customers can purchase all of their services and cleantech solutions from a single supplier which simplifies coordination and integration. It also means there is the convenience of a single point of contact throughout the life-time of the equipment when maintenance or modifications are required.
After a period of time, spare parts or servicing may be required and this is where Evac’s after-sales service comes into play with representatives in almost 70 countries who can provide fast, reliable spare parts delivery.
“Today, Evac has service hubs in North America, Northern Europe and Southern Europe. The establishment of new hubs is under planning,” says Ken Postle, President of global service business area.
Over the years, customers’ requirements can change as the result of updated legislation or when vessels operate in different areas where special conditions apply such as Alaska or the Baltic Sea.
The relevant system updates are addressed by Evac’s designers who can look at all the related needs such as logistics and available space on board. They will then plan the optimal system and examine all the installation requirements and either carry out the installation or supervise the work.
”We have excellent references of marine refit projects conducted both in dry-dock and at sea during operations”, says Postle.