ized processing and treatment systems, while Valueback Onsite Services provides technical and operational services for the Valueback systems. Owen House, President and CEO of Encanex, explains further: “Our competitive advantage is our flexibility. Some of our competitors rent and operate on-site facilities to clients. We have the capability to do that, however we also have manufacturing capabilities, so we not only give the client an option to rent, we will actually build and sell the equipment. Some clients today, particularly in Alberta, don’t want to rent equipment for five to ten years; Encanex gives them the opportunity to own the process equipment. We will custom build to our client’s specifics, offer to sell units, and then train their staff on how to operate.” MODUWORKS Out of their facilities in Halifax and St. John’s, Encanex manufacture their Moduworks line of modular structures, producing a wide range of custom-designed units including offshore command centers, confined space entry training units, drying and storage units, communication control rooms, and laboratories. Both facilities have R&D capabilities, and the Halifax facility has an 8,000 square foot paint and blast shop. For ExxonMobil’s offshore Hebron Project, Encanex built a multi-million dollar temporary living complex, including tool cribs, medic shacks, bathroom facilities, and lockers. “We built over 200 modular containers,”
says Mr. House. That was a proud accomplishment for us because we were a relatively new company, and in many cases companies such as ExxonMobil wouldn’t give such an enormous project to an unknown. I think we impressed a lot of people there.” VALUEBACK Through their Valueback department, Encanex design, manufacture, and integrate processing systems which recover and return valuable minerals, metal, oil, and water from waste, while separating out unwanted byproducts for safe disposal. These custom-built systems include crude and slop oil process systems, drilling drains treatment systems, solids de-watering systems, drilling fluid re conditioning, diesel oil centrifuge packages, mud cooling systems, and NORM descaling and disposal. The Valueback systems are built in standard modular shipping containers to align with the Moduworks side of Encanex’s business, which has the further advantage that the equipment is easy to transport and set up, and has a small on-site footprint. Encanex also offers onsite technical services for their Valueback technologies, ranging from full-time equipment operation to training a client’s employees to safely operate the equipment themselves. “Basically, we give the industry an alternative to the liability and cost of transporting and disposing of waste,” explains Mr. House. “If we weren’t there, customers would have to transport slop oil or lime sludge offsite
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