Seven Seas Water Cay Bay plant visited by Netherlands Government Representative Tank

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L-R: Franklyn Richards (MD Seven Seas Water (St. Maarten), Gert Verluis (Representative of the Netherlands in Philipsburg), Eric Borgdorff (Regional Operations Manager SSW) and Bianca van der Lee (Policy advisor representative of the Netherlands in Philipsburg).


Water plant constructions on schedule

At the initiative of the office of the representation of the Netherlands in Philipsburg, Seven Seas Water (St. Maarten) on June 10 last provided an informative tour of its Cay Bay water plant to Mr. Gert Verluis, representative of the Netherlands in Philipsburg.

Seven Seas Water St. Maarten managing director Franklyn Richards, the company’s regional operations manager Eric Borgdorff and assistant operations manager, Mr. Lester Bryan, (not in photo) briefed the Dutch government official on, among others, the operations of the plant and the construction of new water tanks in Point Blanche.

Richards said that hosting the visit by Mr. Verluis fits right into the company’s efforts to maintain public and private sectors as well as stakeholder third parties informed of the company’s initiatives and operations. "Such briefings are essential to additionally show our commitment to the further development of St. Maarten", he added.


Seven Seas Water provides water and wastewater treatment services for municipal, industrial, and private clients throughout the Greater Caribbean and the Americas with a compliment of technologies for desalination, water re-use, and high purity water treatment.

One of the fastest growing privately owned water companies in the market, Seven Seas Water, has formed several successful Private-Public-Partnerships (PPP) through the Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) model in the Caribbean. Among these is the partnership with the St. Maarten Government and water and electricity company, GEBE.


Seven Seas Water is looking forward to the addition of two new desalination plants and water tanks to be built in Point Blanche.

Completion of the first plant is foreseen before the end of the year. The second plant will be built in 2016. Each plant is designed for a maximum production of 3700 m3 per day.

Production of drinking water will start once feed water is supplied to the plant. The design of the seawater intake and feed water supply system is in an advanced stage.

In August of last year, a three way agreement between Government, GEBE and Air-Fin /Seven Seas Water was signed specifying detailed arrangements of the supply, installation, commissioning, operation and ownership of two water tanks.

The tanks will serve as reservoir for the water produced by the two new seawater reverse osmosis plants. Both tanks will be integrated in the distribution system of GEBE to supply drinking water to the community. Each tank has a capacity of 3000 m3.