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Ekopak signs up ArcelorMittal Ghent as a reference client, ensuring the supply of process water

Ekopak, a leading provider of innovative water treatment solutions, is proud to announce a long term agreement with ArcelorMittal, a global leader in steel production, to enhance the water treatment process at its plant in Ghent, Belgium. 

ArcelorMittal uses canal water to produce its process water for its activities at the plant in Ghent, Belgium. Over the past years, it was however clearly noticeable that climate change has a substantial impact on the quality of the canal water, also requiring a modified treatment strategy of this canal water. ArcelorMittal has therefore chosen Ekopak to implement an additional treatment to ensure a consistent and high-quality supply of process water. This collaboration is crucial in safeguarding the quality of the steel produced by ArcelorMittal, as the overall process is heavily dependent on reliable process water. 

The installation provided by Ekopak is capable of producing 800 000 m³ of process water annually, which is the equivalent of 320 olympic swimming pools. The project operates under a Water-as-a-Service (WaaS) formula for the next 10 years.

“We are thrilled to partner with ArcelorMittal in addressing the challenges posed by climate change on water quality. This installation underscores Ekopak’s dedication to providing innovative and sustainable solutions for our clients in their transition towards a sustainable business.”

“Since water is a precious natural resource, ArcelorMittal Gent strives to recycle the used water internally to the maximum extent possible. The Ekopak WaaS project contributes integrally to this ambition and also arms the company against the impact of the increasing salinization of the Gent-Terneuzen canal when the new sea lock is commissioned at the end of this year.”

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is a global steel company, with a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. As a leader in the steel industry, ArcelorMittal is dedicated to producing high-quality steel for a wide range of applications, contributing to the development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure globally. In Belgium, ArcelorMittal has sites in Ghent, Liège, Geel and Genk.

About Ekopak Sustainable Water

Ekopak is an sustainability-driven company that markets circular water solutions. Ekopak’s solutions offer industrial customers the opportunity to significantly reduce their water consumption from the water mains network in a sustainable, dependable, and cost-effective manner. Ekopak enables its customers to disconnect from the regular water network and initiate circular water use. To this end, Ekopak focuses on optimizing water consumption with modular water treatment units that convert off-grid water sources, such as rainwater, surface water, and/or wastewater into purer water that can be used and reused in the customer’s industrial processes.
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