XPV-backed Nexom acquires Blue Water Technologies’ assets

Canada’s Nexom has acquired the assets of Blue Water Technologies Inc, a Hayden, Idaho-based specialist in tertiary sand filters and primary pre-screening. No financial terms were disclosed. Winnipeg-based Nexom said the deal will enhance its wastewater treatment technology solutions, which aim to improve nutrient removal and increase energy efficiency. Nexom was launched earlier this year and is led by CEO Tom Pokorsky and President Martin HildebrandXPV Water Partners, a Canadian growth equity firm focused on the water sector, made an undisclosed investment in the company last month. Nexom said it is considering additional acquisitions.


Wastewater Leader Nexom Accelerates Growth with Filtration Acquisition

Nexom acquires assets of Blue Water Technologies, a specialist in tertiary sand filters and primary pre-screening. Nexom, a wastewater treatment technologies leader for lagoons and filtration, now operates from offices in Winnipeg MB, Grafton WI, and Hayden ID.

Winnipeg, Manitoba and Grafton, Wisconsin (PRWEB) September 08, 2016

Today, Nexom CEO Thomas M. Pokorsky and President Martin Hildebrand are excited to announce Nexom’s acquisition of all Blue Water Technologies assets.

“Blue Water’s technologies and key people are poised to help Nexom ensure every drop of wastewater in North America can meet the highest nutrient standards at the lowest possible energy footprint,” said Mr. Pokorsky. “Blue Water’s expertise and solutions are already best-in-class and are poised to disrupt the wastewater treatment technologies industry in North America.”

“Blue Water’s game-changing technologies include a primary pre-screening solution, the Eco MAT™ rotating belt filter, that replaces the need for primary clarification at a fraction of the footprint and cost, and that is also great for pre-treatment at microfiltration and water-reuse plants,” said Mr. Hildebrand. “At the same time, Blue Water is most known for their tertiary sand filtration products, which enable municipalities of all sizes to comfortably meet ultra-low regulatory requirements of phosphorus and other nutrients and contaminants.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named nutrient pollution “one of America’s most widespread, costly, and challenging environmental problems.” The increase in quantity and severity of toxic algae blooms can be traced to excessive releases of phosphorus, nitrogen, and other nutrients. Last year, a record harmful bloom led the Governments of Canada and the United States to target a 40% reduction in phosphorus for Lake Erie, with Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change noting “the urgency and magnitude of the threat to Lake Erie water quality and ecosystem health.”

“We are excited to bring our team and proven processes into the Nexom family,” said CJ Strain, P.E., Blue Water Chief Technology Officer. “We know existing Blue Water customers and corporate partners will feel right at home with Nexom’s commitment to providing solutions that exceed expectations, not limits.”

At its launch in early August, 2016, Nexom had committed to continue its growth through acquisitions, having already completed the acquisition of what is now known as the infini-D™ Zero-Downtime Cloth Disk Filter technology. A number of additional acquisitions are being reviewed or initiated. Nexom will continue to maintain operations in Canada and the US through its offices in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Grafton, Wisconsin, as well as its new location in Hayden, Idaho.

Nexom is a wastewater treatment leader, focused on bringing innovative and proven technologies to market for improved nutrient removal and increased energy and operational efficiency.

As rising pressure from nutrient limits and energy costs expose the limitations of existing wastewater solutions, consulting engineers and end customers need new tools they can trust. Through a rigorous proving process and pre-project support that produces final design-ready drawings, Nexom makes best-value technology solutions accessible so engineers can confidently exceed the demands of any municipality or industry.

Blue Water has built a platform of proprietary, complementary products for emerging water treatment markets. With more than 300 installations around the world, its focus has been the wastewater marketplace for primary treatment, filtration, and nutrient removal in both municipal and industrial settings. Blue Water has developed new technology and cost-effective solutions for sustainable water re-use and waste-to-energy.

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