Today, Ovivo represents one of the richest pools of water talent in the world. As true water specialists, we understand the complexities of water use in a business process and recognise waters true economic impacts: affecting quality, efficiency and consistency in your business. We constantly seek to identify and maximise the value of water to municipality or a business process, aware that for most applications, water is now a critical raw material rather than a simple commodity.
Our engineers bring technical flair, industry knowledge and real expertise to bear on all Ovivo projects. We are never more generalists; we are industry experts in water.
Our equipment and technologies already have a reputation for long-term durability and reliability. More than just equipment suppliers, our expertise lies in the full, turnkey interface of water management, for example:
Municipal water and wastewater
Typically schemes are often too small for large contractors but present compact and complex challenges with a high level of interfaces. Ovivo specialize in this field, with dedicated teams (Integrated Solutions) that focus on managing these challenges, removing the interface risks, reducing the risk of variations or delays, and offering a single empowered point of contact.
Our operational excellence is not only delivered through our passion for what we do, but also through our commitment to maintain our Health & Safety and Quality standards (ISO 9001, 14001, 18001).
Ovivo’s world-class desalination expertise enables us to create innovative solutions that respond to our clients’ requirements and challenges and ensure maximization of plant profitability by lowering operational costs. We are one of the world’s leading suppliers of high efficiency and high quality systems for desalination. Our business model is clientcentered and our solutions benefit from the extensive technical expertise of our heritage desalination brands, Aqua Engineering and Caird & Rayner Clark.
Food & Beverage
Ovivo’s knowledge of the food and beverage industry is rooted in our successful experience of helping factory operations achieve the results they need, throughout the year. As the global water specialist, Ovivo has the capability to recommend and implement beginning-to-end solutions that extract the full value from water resources at your disposal, so that you can maximize the output of your plant. We specialize in designing, constructing and supplying highly technical solutions for the treatment and recycling of water across business and industry all over the world.
For example: Jaspers beef and lamb processing plants in Cornwall in the United Kingdom were spending around £100,000 per annum on the disposal of wastewater. In addition they were using 17,000m3 of potable water per annum including the costly consumption for low grade wash down applications. An Ovivo membrane bioreactor allowed Jaspers to reuse between 60 and 90% of its water, exceeding final effluent quality requirements and yielding a net saving of around £90,000 per annum. The system will pay for itself in less than five years.
We place business needs at the center of our engineering solutions, allowing us to create value in water for your business. Wherever water is crucial for your business, Ovivo is crucial for your business.
Semiconductor manufacturers use many proprietary chemicals and production processes. These produce a wide range of wastewaters of varying qualities. A reliable wastewater treatment and reclamation system ensures protection of the environment and conserves those resources needed for growth in the semiconductor industry.
Based on its detailed knowledge of the processes and requirements of semiconductor manufacturing, Ovivo is able to provide total water management solutions for the manufacture of wafers, chips, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) and Thin Film Transistors (TFTs).
Each process step is fully integrated, from project identification through to construction and commissioning. We offer total solutions that encompass operator training, client services, system operation and maintenance which can be governed by client-specific service contracts.
Beginning with an analysis of a client’s specific manufacturing conditions, Ovivo designs and supplies customized water treatment solutions to meet the exceptionally high standards of the semiconductor industry. It can supply complete ultrapure water systems, recycling, Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP) and wastewater treatment plant.
The photovoltaic industry is centered on the production and assembly of solar panels. Today the manufacture of solar cells is booming. The demand for renewable energy is steadily increasing, bringing the manufacture of photovoltaics to the forefront of ecological electricity generation.
Ovivo provides complete solutions for all photovoltaic requirements, including the production of ultrapure water for use as rinsing water, the treatment and recycling of wastewater for detoxification and neutralization, the removal and recycling of heavy metals and, with the aid of special resin regeneration systems, the recovery of valuable substances from wastewater.
Metal Treatment & Automotive
Without water, the industrial processing of metal products would be impossible. Water heats, cools, lubricates and conditions; it is a solvent that carries materials between processes and it washes away impurities In industries that finish metal components, such as the automotive industry, treatment is essential in order to remove substances from wastewater before it is discharged to meet discharge limits.
Ovivo provides complete solutions for all metal treatment requirements, including the production of ultrapure water for use as rinsing water, the treatment and recycling of wastewater for detoxification and neutralization, the removal and recycling of heavy metals and, with the aid of special resin regeneration systems, the recovery of valuable substances from wastewater.
Our systems manage water allowing you to concentrate on managing your operations.
To achieve their maximum value, petrochemicals must be produced with the utmost efficiency - something that is tied tightly to the processing and use of water in the petrochemical industry.
Our wastewater treatment systems for the petrochemical industry have been designed to optimize cost-effectiveness and to meet the toughest environmental regulations. Our commitment is to equip our clients with the means to matchthe most stringent of tests whilst maximizing efficiency.
Ovivo can provide full water management solutions for the petrochemicals industry. We have the equipment, technology and expertise enabling you to meet and exceed legislation for wastewater discharge, make the most effective use of appropriately treated process water and minimize your reliance on external water supplies.
Pulp & Paper
A thorough knowledge and understanding of industrial processing techniques is critical to ensuring the successful design of water and wastewater treatment plants for use in the pulp and paper sector. Ovivo supplies products and implements processes that have been developed to meet the more stringent requirements of pulp and paper production, including entire systems for the production and management of fresh and process waters as well as for the efficient treatment of wastewaters and effluents.
Ovivo can supply facilities for laboratory testing, pilots and full-scale trials. Our extensive range of research and technology development equipment are all at your disposal to help you improve process performance.
Our process design knowledge can reduce operational requirements and cut maintenance costs across a plant. Using high specification components and equipment, our products provide increased reliability and will dramatically reduce a plant’s whole-life costs by extending its design life.
Health & Safety and Quality Assurance
Ovivo is committed to maintain a healthy and safe place of work for all employees, contractors, visitors and the general public insofar as they come into contact with the Company’s business activities.
We continuously strive to be the best at understanding our Customers’ needs by operating Quality Assurance processes which deliver technical solutions on time and to budget which meet Customer’s requirements, while conforming to regulatory and statutory mandates.
Ovivo has integrated the concept of sustainable development into its day to day management; this commitment is reflected primarily in initiatives aimed at minimizing our environmental footprint, reducing energy and water consumption, limiting greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing waste.
Ovivo are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for details of the scope of approval please do not hesitate to contact us. Certificates are available on request.
Ovivo’s financial strength is derived from its balanced portfolio of services offered across both municipal and industrial clients with a relatively even geographic split throughout five continents. The graph below shows the business has achieved consistently strong revenue and backlog growth rates despite the challenging global economic climate. The firm’s strength is further underpinned by its status as a division of GLV Inc, a Toronto listed public company (ticker GLV.A/GLV.B) which has a reputation for financial prudence.
For further information, contact:
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
2001 McGill College suite 2100
Montreal, Qc, Canada
Tel +1 514 284 4238