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.

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

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

2015

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

2015

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