Press release 21 April 2016: Evac Growth Parallels Cruise Industry’s
Evac Growth Parallels Cruise Industry’s
The cruise business is booming, and Evac has benefitted directly with 40 percent annual growth.
The cruise business is the fastest-growing category in the leisure travel market, and demand is outstripping supply with average annual passenger growth of over seven percent since 1980. Another record was broken in 2014, with annual occupancy rates exceeding 100 percent and 22.1 million passengers cruising to many of the world’s nearly 1,000 ports. Nearly 23 million passengers are expected to take a cruise in 2016.
Cruise lines are currently ordering new vessels for launch during the 2018 to 2026 period, supporting growth of Evac, the world’s leading provider of integrated waste-, wastewater-, and water management systems for the marine, offshore and building industries.
In 2015, Evac’s turnover grew 40 percent to 98 million euros, thanks especially to large cruise, navy, coast guard, and offshore contracts. At the end of the year, Evac’s backlog value grew 50 percent compared to the same period in year 2014.
In the first quarter of 2016, Evac won two cruise projects including Evac Complete Cleantech Solution covering the integrated waste and wastewater management systems for altogether seven cruise vessels. The total value of these projects was about 40 million euros. These, and many other already contracted projects, will fuel Evac’s turnover in future years.
“The cruise industry continues to grow,” says Tomi Gardemeister, Evac CEO, “and its growth means great things for the state of the art cleantech marine products that Evac provides.”
Of particular appeal to the cruise industry is Evac’s Complete Cleantech Solution, a five-system product array that includes waste-, wastewater- and water management systems. Evac systems purify wastewater to 99 percent clean effluent and one percent sludge that can be burned in Evac incinerators. Evac vacuum toilets consume only 1.2 liters of water per flush versus 3 to 10 liters consumed by traditional gravity toilets. With an average cruise passenger flushing a toilet 10 times per day, Evac systems save a typical vessel a minimum of 59,000 liters of water per day.
“Evac’s competitive edge is our ability to offer in-house product development, product testing, constant product development, plus the largest product offering on the market. Unlike our competitors, Evac answers all our customers’ waste, wastewater and water management systems needs, significantly simplifying project management and systems integration,” says Mika Karjalainen, Chief Technology Officer at Evac.
Evac in short
Evac is the world’s leading provider of integrated waste-, wastewater-, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries. The company has executed over 20,000 marine and 2,000 building projects worldwide. Evac has employees in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Norway and the USA, and representatives in more than 40 countries. The company’s turnover was 98 million euros in 2015.
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Further information: Tomi Gardemeister CEO, Evac Group Mobile: +358 405590746 email: tomi.gardemeister (at) evac.com