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Terragon Environmental Technologies Selected as Preferred Supplier

Today, it is announced that Vard Marine has selected Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. (Terragon) as a preferred supplier to Team Vigilance to provide their expertise in environmental and waste management technologies, and to offer their leading-edge waste management systems into the Vigilance program.  The effective management of multiple waste streams is critical to meeting our overall objectives of delivering a green solution.  Vigilance will not only strive to meet current and future regulatory requirements anticipated over the life of the asset, but it will incorporate the latest commercially available green technology to achieve the aim of delivering a zero-waste vessel.

Terragon has developed the Micro Auto Gasification System, or MAGSTM, which is a compact, efficient, and environmentally safe technology for the conversion of waste into thermal energy.  MAGS is currently being used on board various ships, including expeditionary cruise and commercial ships sailing in environmentally sensitive waters, to replace shipboard incinerators.  Waste streams that can be easily treated by MAGS, without the need for segregation, include but are not limited to paper/cardboard, plastics, food, oily rags, oils and sludges.

The Wastewater Electrochemical Treatment Technology or WETTTM is an effective electrolytic wastewater treatment technology that can be used to generate reusable water or to treat water for safe discharge.  WETT can be configured to treat oily water (WETT-O), greywater (WETT-G) and blackwater/sewage (WETT-S).

Not only will Vigilance provide the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve the modern tools they need to protect Canada’s vital interests at home and abroad, it will also allow them to lead the way and set the right example on environmental stewardship in the maritime domain.

Derek Buxton, Vice President Business Development, Vard Marine Inc., said: “We remain fully committed to the mantra that Vigilance will be designed, built and equipped in Canada.  Bringing Terragon on board as a Preferred Supplier to Team Vigilance, with their innovative and leading-edge technologies, designed and manufactured right here in Canada, was a no-brainer.  Their equipment is already deployed in support of both the RCN and the Canadian Coast Guard and has also been successfully exported to the cruise ship sector where environmental stewardship is afforded top priority.  We aim to offer a green solution to the RCN and with Terragon in our corner, we are well on our way to achieving this.”

Theodora Alexakis, Vice President Business Development, Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., said: “Terragon is very pleased to be part of the esteemed Vigilance Team as a Preferred Supplier. Our primary goal at Terragon is to provide innovative, high performing, environmental technologies that are developed and manufactured in Canada.  We take pride that our mission aligns with that of this exceptional team.”

About Vard Marine Inc.

Vard Marine is a consulting naval architecture and marine engineering company with Canadian offices in Vancouver and Ottawa and employees situated in seven Canadian provinces.  The company offers professional ship design, engineering, and shipbuilding technology services, and its vessel design portfolio ranges from offshore construction, supply, and patrol ships, to icebreakers, research vessels and ferries. Vard Marine is an international reference player in the design of offshore patrol vessels having delivered designs for the US, UK, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, among many others.  Recent designs include the Argus-Class Offshore Patrol Cutters for the US Coast Guard and the Harry DeWolf-Class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy.  More information on Vard Marine can be found at

About Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.

Terragon is a private Canadian company, incorporated in 2004, and operating in Montreal with about 40 exceptionally qualified employees having rich and diverse cultural backgrounds.  Terragon’s mission is to enable sustainability by developing and commercializing highly innovative and practical appliances that enable small habitats, like ships, to locally treat their waste and eliminate waste transfer. To date, Terragon has successfully developed and introduced to the market two world leading technologies, MAGS and WETT, with more than 80 installations with key clients.  More information on the company can be found at


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