Evoqua Water Technologies plans to double its capacity to manufacture water treatment products and has broken ground on a new production facility in Tewksbury, Massachusetts to replace its existing manufacturing in nearby Lowell.
The company’s R&D center in Lowell will be expanded into the vacated manufacturing space to accelerate commercialization of many of the new technologies under development. The new R&D capabilities will include pilot production for new products prior to being placed into full manufacturing around the world. The Tewksbury and Lowell expansions are expected to be operational in the spring.
The new Evoqua Tewksbury facility will manufacture a range of water treatment products including Evoqua’s Ionpure continuous electrodeionization (CEDI) modules, select new products based on its new electrochemical desalination technology, and Capac impressed current cathodic protection anodes.
The expansion is largely prompted by market demand for Evoqua’s CEDI technology across the globe. Evoqua’s Ionpure CEDI technology is used in process and product water treatment where reverse osmosis alone cannot provide the high degree of purity required. It is widely used in the power, electronics and pharmaceutical industries as well as in specialty laboratories.