What services does Azulatis offer?
Azulatis always starts from an analysis of the client’s water flows: the available water sources and the desired water quality form the basis for the choice of technology. These are usually DBFMO contracts: design, build, finance, maintain & operate, in which Azulatis completely unburdens the client according to the principle of “water as a service. Other forms of cooperation are also possible. Increasingly, this involves effluent reuse plants and cradle-to-cradle projects. In this process, treated wastewater is further treated to process water quality rather than discharged to surface water.
Azulatis has a portfolio of about 40 projects, mainly in Flanders. Together they account for sales of 9 million euros. Azulatis mainly targets large water consumers in Flanders. In addition, growth is possible with collectively served customers in Flanders (e.g., business parks, agricultural irrigation projects) but also with customers abroad within a 300 km radius of Flanders.
Why are companies betting on sustainable water projects ?
Ward Claerbout, Legal & External Affairs Manager at Agristo, explains the motivation for the potato processing company to use water sustainably: “Agristo sets itself ambitious sustainability goals. In our production process, we need a lot of water. We are always looking for the most sustainable solution for this water consumption. By 2030 Agristo wants at least 50% of its internal water consumption to use an alternative water source instead of tap water. In Wielsbeke, we have found the expertise and experience needed for this at De Watergroep, which has been supplying us with purified Lys water since 2017. All drinking water, up to and including the drinking water supply in our offices, is Leiewater purified to drinking water quality on our site by De Watergroep. Azulatis nv will now continue this service. We look forward to this partnership opening new gates.”