Water Tectonics, Inc.
WaterTectonics designs and manufactures water treatment solutions for clients in oil & gas, mining, industrial, and construction applications. The company specializes in innovative electrocoagulation and electrochemical technologies and integration within larger solutions. A comprehensive suite of services includes treatability research, industrial design, and project delivery field services. WaterTectonics has formed strategic partnerships with some of the best integrated service and project delivery companies in the world.
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- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Water Treatment
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
- $1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US
WaterTectonics was founded by Seattle entrepreneur, Jim Mothersbaugh, in 1999 with the vision of developing innovative water treatment technologies that would allow businesses to meet the demands of new and future environmental regulations. The company opened its first manufacturing and research facility at Fishermen’s Terminal in Ballard in 2000 and shortly after received Washington State Department of Ecology Approval to deploy its new WaveIonics electrocoagulation technology for surface water treatment at a high-profile remediation project on the shores of Lake Washington. The project was a success for the company, and they quickly grew to meet the regional demands of construction and remediation contractors. By the end of 2003, the company had grown to five employees and had acquired Eco Endeavors, a small environmental permitting and consultancy firm, to expand service offerings to its customers.
In 2004, WaterTectonics expanded into the industrial markets, targeting permanent facilities with surface water discharge permits where compliance was becoming increasingly difficult. During this time, the company developed a variety of new products and services to meet the evolving needs of both its construction and industrial customers. In addition, WaterTectonics secured a technical and representation position with Royal Environmental Services to develop innovative new urban stormwater treatment systems. By the end of 2008, the company had grown to 18 employees and had moved to a new 8,000 square foot office in Everett, Washington.
In 2009, WaterTectonics secured its first major project in the oil & gas industry, targeting on-site recycling of flowback and produced water from natural gas operations. The company’s electrocoagulation technology was quickly recognized as one of the leading alternatives for water treatment in the industry, and in 2010, WaterTectonics signed a global licensing agreement with Halliburton. The company moved to a new 38,000 square foot facility in Everett, Washington and tripled its number of employees while meeting a record number of deliveries for Halliburton’s new CleanWave water treatment systems, designed for the North American natural gas flowback market. In 2012, WaterTectonics expanded internationally and secured major pilot projects in Canada and Colombia in both oil & gas and mining industries.
In 2013 and 2014, WaterTectonics furthered its international expansion by securing projects in Brazil, Australia, Chile, and Oman. At the end of 2014, the company signed a joint venture agreement with OmWater to deliver water treatment services to the oil & gas industry in the GCC. Today, WaterTectonics continues to be active in all of its leading verticals, developing new technologies and executing on larger and more complex water treatment projects around the world.