April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Evak Awarded Sewage System Contract For TAKX Ships By Quincy Yard

Evaluation Research Corporation (ERC) of Vienna, Va., recently announced that its subsidiary, Evak Systems, Incorporated, has been awarded a contract by the Quincy Shipbuilding Division of General Dynamics. The contract is for the delivery of the Evak vacuum sewage collection and transport system for five TAKX maritime prepositioning ships whose mission is to support the rapid deployment of Marine forces by providing mobile, longterm storage of equipment and supplies at forward bases.

Each ship will be outfitted with an Evak central vacuum collection unit, toilets and other sanitary fixtures to support an onboard complement of 172 persons.

Evak's president A.J. Slechter stated: "We are proud that General Dynamics has recognized the outstanding performance of the Evak vacuum system concept.

The use of vacuum sewage collection has been the recognized best alternative of European shipbuilding over the past five years because of its low water usage, high reliability and positive environmental impact." ERC formed Evak Systems in a joint venture with the Finnishbased Wartsila Group. ERC is a diversified professional services firm providing engineering, computer, logistics, and energy and environmental analysis services to a variety of government and industrial clients.

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