Seven Seas Water was established in the US Virgin Islands in 1996 with a mission to provide water management services to clients in the water scarce region of the Caribbean. In late 2006, the founders of Seven Seas Water reached out to one of the industry’s leading experts in the outsourced water service business, Doug Brown, to collaborate and develop a strategy to expand the Seven Seas Water solution. Mr. Brown brought together one of the strongest teams of professionals in the water industry who would help the company grow. Seven Seas Water came under this new management in 2007 and quickly attracted investors, raising the capital required to expand throughout the Caribbean, enter the South American market and begin exploring opportunities in the Middle East. The Company became one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the water industry and has continued to expand year after year.
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320 BC

Aristotle (384-322 BC): “Salt water evaporated forms fresh, and the vapor does not when it condenses condense into sea water again”
320 BC

1675 and 1683

First patents for desalting techniques filed in England by William Walcot and Robert Fitzgerald, respectively.
1675 and 1683

1912

First fixed desalination plant for municipal supply constructed in Egypt. 75 m³/day – enough for 600 people in Egypt today.
1912

1955-74

US Office of Saline Water pioneered R&D of desalination technologies. This shaped the subsequent development of the industry, including the spiral-wound reverse osmosis technique.
1955-74

1949

Ionics, Inc. founded

1949

2006

Formation of AquaVenture Holdings, LLC.

2006

2007

AquaVenture Holdings acquires Seven Seas Water desalination operations in U.S. Virgin Islands.

2007

2007

AquaVenture Holdings acquires Leeward Water Services desalination operations in Turks & Caicos.

2007

2007

AquaVenture Holdings acquires TCI Limited Co. desalination operations in Turks & Caicos.

2007

2007

Seven Seas Water Corporation under new management opens its headquarters in Tampa, Florida to manage all AquaVenture Holdings desalination operations.

2007

2007

Sint Maarten Government awards contract for new desalination plant in Cupecoy and the transfer of the water supply contract for Cay Bay.

2007

2008

Acquires the desalination operations at Cay Bay, Sint Maarten.

2008

2008

Acquires the desalination plant and wastewater operations from Matrix Emerald Bay in the Bahamas.

2008

2009

Curacao Refining Utilities awards emergency water supply contracts.

2009

2009

Short-term emergency water supply subsequently converted to a long-term contract at the US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA), Richmond facility in USVI St. Croix.

2009

2010

Establishes Lima desalination plant for bulk water sales in USVI St. Thomas.

2010

2010

Bringing water to the people of Point Fortin, Trinidad.

2010

2011

USVI St. Croix, awards 2nd expansion of the SWRO plant at the Water and Power Authority (WAPA)_ Richmond facility and new contract in their St. Thomas Harley facility.

2011

2011

Hovensa LLC refinery on the island of St. Croix awards an emergency supply of industrial quality process water.

2011

2012

US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) awards contract to supply ultrapure process water for their power stations in USVI St. Croix and St. Thomas.

“The Authority’s long-term partnership with Seven Seas has been very successful, producing the best quality potable water the Authority has ever had while reducing our water production costs by 50%, all without drawing on Authority’s capital. Each project undertaken with Seven Seas was completed ahead of schedule, the delivered water quality consistently exceeds standards, and the facilities produce water amounts in excess of the contract requirements.”

Hugo V. Hodge, Executive Director (CEO), US Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority

2012

2012

Curacao Refining Utilities awards fast-track Phase 4 desalination plant expansion.

2012

2013

Curacao Refining Utilities awards fast-track Phase 5 desalination plant expansion.

2013

2013

Renewed the Bahama desalination contract with Sandals Emerald Bay.

2013

2013

Seven Seas Water opens office in Santiago, Chile.

2013

2013

St. Maarten N.V. GEBE awards one million gallons per day seawater desalination water supply contract.

“Since June 2007 when the contract started, Seven Seas Water has performed in accordance to the contract terms and has assisted the Government in meeting its drinking water production and quality objectives for the benefit of the population of Sint Maarten.”

Cornelius de Weever, Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor.

2013

2014

AquaVenture Holdings and Quench announce merger and $50 million capital raise to fund growth. “We are thrilled to welcome Quench to the AquaVenture family. Like Seven Seas Water, Quench generates predictable recurring revenue by providing advanced drinking water solutions to customers. Our investors are strong supporters of our strategy to become the global leader in providing ‘Water-as-a-Service®,’ and joining forces with Quench moves us significantly closer to that goal.” Doug Brown, Chairman and CEO
2014

2015

Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad and Tobago awards an expansion to the desalination plant in Point Fortin.

2015

2015

Seven Seas Water expands into the British Virgin Islands by acquiring the desalination plant in Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

“As we begin operations in the British Virgin Islands, we believe that our expertise in offering Water-as-a-Service® will greatly contribute towards the Government’s long-term water plans. We have had great success as the principal provider of potable water in the US Virgin Islands and St. Maarten for several years, and we are confident in our ability to provide the same level of service to our neighbors in the British Virgin Islands.”

Doug Brown, Chairman and CEO

2015

2015

Corpesca in Arica, Chile awards water supply contract for high quality industrial process water.

2015

2016

IPO

AquaVenture Holdings, LLC announces the initial public offering of equity on the New York Stock Exchange. Ticker Symbol WAAS (Water-as-a-Service®.
2016

2016

Seven Seas Water acquires Aquas de Bayovar desalination plant in northern Peru.

“As we expand operations to service the mining industry in South America, we believe that our expertise in offering WaaS will greatly contribute to increasing production and capital efficiency in mining. We have had great success providing purified water to our industrial and municipal clients since 2007, and we are confident in our ability to provide the same level of service to the mining sector.”

Doug Brown, Chairman and CEO

2016

2016

Joint Venture Agreement signed with SETE Energy Saudia for industrial projects in Saudi Arabia.

2016

2017

St. Maarten, N.V. GEBE awards a 1 million gallon per day seawater desalination expansion.

2017

2018

Seven Seas Water acquires AUC Group in Texas to expand wastewater treatment service business. “We are excited to announce the acquisition of AUC, which expands our WaaS solutions in the wastewater treatment and water reuse businesses. AUC’s business model of offering fully-financed solutions with long-term customer relationships mirrors AquaVenture’s existing portfolio while broadening our footprint in the United States. We welcome our new teammates and customers to the AquaVenture family.” Doug Brown, Chairman & CEO
2018

2020

SEVEN SEAS WATER ACQUIRED BY MORGAN STANLEY INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERS

“We are excited to announce that Seven Seas Water is now partnered with a strong infrastructure investor that recognizes the value of our services and solutions through our water treatment operations and our wastewater treatment and reuse assets. Under this new ownership, Seven Seas Water will be backed by a partner that shares our ambitious growth strategy and supports our continued focus on providing world-class service and operating expertise for our customers.”

-Olaf N. Krohg, CEO of Seven Seas Water

2020

2020

SEVEN SEAS WATER SELECTED AS WINNING BIDDER FOR P3 BRACKISH WATER DESALINATION PLANT IN TEXAS

“We are thrilled to be selected to install a BWRO desalination plant for the City of Alice.  Our Water-as-a-Service® partnership model is ideal for a public-private partnership that aligns our interests with those of our clients, providing a reliable and affordable water supply.”

-Olaf N. Krohg, CEO of Seven Seas Water

2020

2020

SEVEN SEAS WATER ACQUIRES WATER TREATMENT BUSINESS IN PANAMA

“We are very pleased to complete this transaction to add to our Latin American portfolio. We are looking forward to establishing ourselves in Panama and explore how we may be able to expand our role in serving the country’s water needs.”

-Olaf N. Krohg, CEO of Seven Seas Water

2020