Re-Invented A-Aqua Is to Spearhead New Co-Funded Tech Initiatives


NEEC’s prominent member, A-Aqua AS, has recently reinvented its corporate identity by means of a name and logo change. The new name, Scandinavia Water Technology shall stand in replacement of A-Aqua, and the old sky-blue logo lines shall be redrawn ocean-blue.

According to the company’s official announcement, this reinvention is meant to project both a broadening of corporate vision and a strengthening in corporate technological prowess in its field. This boost in corporate confidence might have resulted from the increasingly pronounced recognition and endorsement from the largest governments of both Europe and Asia. Specifically, ScanWater has been selected as the sole corporate recipient of substantial public finance of both the EU and the PRC among all members of the SiEU-Green Project.

As the beneficiary of 7 million Euros from the former, and over 13 million RMB from the latter government, ScanWater is to play an imperative role in a joint high-tech undertaking, which aims to promote and implement the high-tech ideals of energy renewability and zero-emission, horticultural and agricultural cleanness and resource-efficiency, urban community engagement under digitalized communication platforms and the recyclability and management of urban waste, in particular, aquatic waste. According to a recent announcement of China’s Vice Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Huang Yan, these ideals could potentially transform the developmental paradigm of Chinese urbanization from the decade-old speed-orientation to the accentuation on quality and sustainability.

Digitalization aside, the flipside of these ideals could all be regarded as chronic energy-environmental ailments plaguing almost every big red dot on the Chinese demographic landscape, in a sense, the world’s direst demander of natural resources is also unfortunately their worst abuser. Most notably, the abusive use of insufficient aquatic resources could be seen as having the most real and direct implications on account of both China’s severe strain in the quality and the amount of its aquatic reserve, and the fact that the ill-treatment and contamination of humanity’s life blood might would do extensive harm to the people’s health stature through agricultural produce (aquatic irrigation and cultivation), manufactured goods (industrial water) and physical ingestion.

As such, the red-alert severity of the water issue has commanded tremendous attention from the PRC’s officialdom and ScanWater has been chosen with high expectations, to shoulder a considerable portion of the responsibility of finding its cure. This weighty decision has been made in favor of ScanWater for very good reasons: first, the funding project of China, i.e. the ‘China-EU Research Innovation Flagship Cooperation Project’, which collaborates exclusively with the EU’s Horizon 2020, distinctively recognizes the centrality of bio-aquatic solutions in agriculture. Specifically, the Flagship Project is committed to seeking both “food safety controls across the agri-food chain”, to which ScanWater’s solutions to irrigation quality and effectiveness are key, and “organic fertilizers from biogas dig estate”, for which SW’s mastery in the generation and reuse of bio-gas is fundamental, not to mention that SW might also enlighten the Chinese practice in the maintenance of aquacultural waters; third, ScanWater’s globally renowned urban aquatic-recycle system might also be particularly inspirational for China’s tentative moves in an projected overhaul of wastewater treatment plants; last but not least, the scientific generosity, humanitarianism and internationalism of ScanWater’s team of expert engineers might allay the growing political-economic pressure upon China’s need of technological transfer from the international community.

In brief, ScanWater has already made its first stride into the Asian market, and every tiding indicates that the company is already in a good position to set about conquering distant ocean far beyond the Scandinavian shores, if conquering, in the a new-millennium context, is taken to mean the careful, embracing and innovative treatment of the earth’s blue blood.