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Nijhuis Water Technology acquires H2OK Water and Energy

Posted on 11 September 2013

dws-nijhuis-h2ok-ad-digestion-770px-1Dutch firm Nijhuis Water Technology has reached an agreement with the shareholders of H2OK Water and Energy (H2OK) to acquire the company effective today.

Since 1995, H2OK has developed into a leading turnkey solution provider in the UK water and energy market with offices currently in Cornwall and Bristol.

Next to offering anaerobic digestion and effluent treatment to Food & Beverage customers around the country, H2OK has a strong presence in the holiday & leisure market and UK based water PLC’s. The company has also developed a successful design and flood risk team working throughout the UK.

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CEO Menno Holterman of Nijhuis Water Technology

Combined water and energy solutions
"H2OK has not only been a reliable partner for almost 10 years, but also took a leading role by applying innovative Nijhuis technologies to address the growing need for sustainable water and energy solutions in the UK" according to Menno M. Holterman, Chief Executive Officer of Nijhuis Water Technology. "This acquisition fits seamlessly with our strategy to expand our global market presence and establish local presence in emerging and key markets".

Natrual follow-up
Tim Cunliffe, Managing Director of H2OK explains the drivers for the acquisition: "For over 8 years both our companies have been working together on the realisation of industrial effluent treatment projects, like the UASB anaerobic treatment plant at Sharp’s Brewery in Cornwall and the effluent treatment plant for the new Stonehenge visitor centre, with Nijhuis Water Technology as technology provider and H2OK as Nijhuis preferred system integrator and turnkey service and solution provider. Two years ago we set-up a Joint Venture structure and the acquisition is a natural follow-up on the strategic cooperation between both our companies".

Accelerate growth in anaerobic digestion
"The merger with H2OK will provide Nijhuis Water Technology presence with a highly skilled and experienced team to realise the opportunities in the fast growing UK market. The global references, footprint and size of the Nijhuis Water Technology Group provide ample opportunities to accelerate our growth to supply nationwide anaerobic digestion, waste to energy, wastewater treatment and recycling solutions and become a leading solutions provider in the water and renewable energy market”.

About Nijhuis Water Technology
Nijhuis Water Technology originates from a company with more than 80 years of experience in the field of water. The company has its head quarters in The Netherlands, where Sales & Marketing, Engineering and Research & Development are centralized. Not only does it deliver waste water treatment systems, recycling and energy recovery are also amongst its specialities. Nijhuis Water Technology serves 50 countries today through a network of subsidaries, agents and distributors.

This news item was originally published on the website of Nijhuis Water Technology.


More information
Nijhuis Water Technology
Dinxperlo, the Netherlands
+31 315 65 54 66
www.nijhuis-water.com

 

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