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Meet the team

We appreciate that water is a complex water resource as water experts. Water is more than a utility in an industrial process to us. We are passionate about its behaviour and its treatment and get excited about detailed chemical modelling of water systems, new research, commercialisation of new technologies or developing improved technologies for water treatment. As part of an international team who are uniquely specialised in every aspect of water and wastewater treatment. As a result of our holistic approach to water we solve the actual issue in your water system rather than treating the symptoms alone.

KIRSHEN NAIDOO
Chemical Engineer | Industrial Water Specialist

Kirshen Naidoo is a Chemical Engineer and Project Manager highly skilled at working towards innovative solutions and technologies for water in industry. He has a wide range of international exposure on industrial projects in the oil & gas, petrochemical, fluorochemical, light and heavy industry sectors. While working in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Indonesia and South Africa he secured experience in all phases of industrial projects. This ranges from upfront conceptual designs, feasibility studies, process simulation, basic and detail engineering design through to plant operations and upgrades. 

"To avoid filling your trolley with quick fixes, take time and seek advice in finalising your industrial water shopping list"

His strengths lie in project management, process engineering, business and strategy development and team leadership. Kirshen holds two degrees, one in Chemical Engineering and another in Water Utilisation Engineering. He is registered as a Project Manager with the Project Management Institute

T +27 87 352 1506 
M +27 83 775 6799

MARCO KERSTHOLT
Process Engineer | Industrial Water Specialist

Marco Kerstholt is an enthusiastic process engineer with a passion for technology. Tackling technological challenges and coming up with optimum solutions motivates him. His distinct value add on projects lies in trouble shooting and optimizing designs, particularly where a variety of techniques are applied. His prowess is in seeking out solutions for technological innovations and optimization within a production process.

"Moral and ethical behaviour can be the most economical too. We just need to find the right solutions."

He has built these skills through experience on the complete value chain of a project. This ranges from feasibility study all the way up to detailed design and on-site commissioning. He also has experience in starting up a variety of treatment techniques from biological to physical/ chemical processes. He has hands on experience with trouble shooting existing plants and involved in laboratory and pilot work testing innovative technologies. Marco has worked in Ghana, the Middle east Indonesia, Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland and Russia. He is based in Durban, South Africa.

T +27 (0) 87 350 6758 
M +27 (0) 60 991 5260 

ROY GENT
Process Engineer | Industrial Water Specialist

Roy Gent is a chemical engineer with solid experience and skills in process simulation, mass and energy balances, high level financial analysis and project management. He is aware of the need to produce robust designs that are fit-for-purpose for tough conditions, particularly for the African sugar industry. His experience in wastewater technologies ranges from purely physical or chemical treatment projects through to difficult pollutants such as cyanide and boron, to various anaerobic treatment options.

"manufacturing company does not have the luxury of turning a blind eye to its wastewater, especially given the increasing legislative and social pressures"

He has also supported projects from a conceptual phase, through design and into implementation and commissioning for factories in the broader sugar industry. This entails trouble-shooting and project support predominantly in wastewater treatment. He has applied this in organic chemical by-product manufacturing, potable ethanol distillery as well as smaller plants for other food and pharmaceutical products. Roy has worked in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Spain.

T +27 (0) 87 357 7504
M +27 (0) 83 509 4532