Founded by Marc Vergnet and Maxime Haudebourg
with the vision of providing renewable powered water for the water stressed populations of the world.
The company specializes in innovative water treatment solutions with the use of renewable energy.
The first development phase resulted in the industrialization of OSMOSUN®, the world’s first industrial product range of seawater and brackish water solar powered desalination plants, with a daily production capacity ranging from 1 to 600m3, and up to 20 000 m3 with hybridized energy sources.
Since 2014, this groundbreaking patented innovation enables communities, public utilities and private organizations from the whole world to produce affordable and sustainable fresh water with no greenhouse gas emission.
Our range of solutions is addressing all decentralized needs for water treatment installations.
OSMOSUN® by Mascara
Create Water Where Life Is
We assist you to develop a modular and robust system to address your water needs sustainably.
We offer a range of financial services, from leasing to PPP and BOO models, so you can directly benefit from affordable water production.
We deliver a turnkey solution ready to supply water autonomously, even to your most isolated sites.
We provide full O&M packages for maintenance support, including long term spare part supply.
We supply OSMOSUN® skids or containerized systems for local integration.
TECHNOLOGY FOR A SMART SOLAR POWERED DESALINATION
Off grid or grid tied, the patented innovation lies in the flexibility of the production for an optimized energy consumption, key element for a sustainable and competitive water production.Show more
The OSMOSUN® process :
- Adapts to instantly and automatically optimize flows, pressures and recovery rates to the variable solar power
- Monitors the key parameter of the membrane lifespan* (8 to 10 years) by smoothing out the flow and pressure variations thanks to an hydraulic accumulator and a night-time automatic fresh water membrane flushing
*Development with the European Membrane Institute (IEM)
- Enhances the energy consumption (2.5 kWh/m3 for seawater with a salinity of 35 g/liter) with an efficient energy recovery device (96 %) for the whole range up to the smallest units
- Optimizes the solar production with a patented DC /AC variator with variable frequency, including the MPPT (Maximum Power Production Tracking)
- Ensures a permanent remote monitoring
The result is impressive: « The OSMOSUN® lives to the rhythm of the sun”
Climate change and population growth will double the demand for water by 2030 (UN). Nearly 3.9 billion people could run out of water by 2040 (OECD), foremost among them are the poorest.
Faced with this challenge, Marc Vergnet and Maxime Haudebourg created Mascara NT, a company specialized in innovative water treatment using renewable energies, to produce fresh and affordable water for all.
The meeting of two entrepreneurs - A virtuous vision for the future
Ushuaïa TV Channel
Episode of the show :
En Terre Ferme
Phare Ouest Production
Why "Mascara" ?
In addition to being among other well-known objects an innovative company, MASCARA was originally a very beautiful small town located in the Algerian Atlas. A village with which we share special affinities, having seen one of the founders grow up there who hydrated himself throughout his youth with the brackish water that supplied the region at the time!
Founded by Marc Vergnet and Maxime Haudebourg
First OSMOSUN® unit implemented in Abu Dhabi as part of MASDAR Renewable Energy Desalination Program
The PV-SWRO desalination unit without battery demonstrated the lowest energy consumption with 2,5 KWh / m3 for an incoming salinity of 35 g / L (in competition with Veolia, Suez, and Abengoa).
First unit implemented for utilities on islands and coastal communities
in Polynesia and then South Africa.
First water access through OSMOSUN® Brackish Water
in off grid communities in Mozambique.
First responsible water management plan of an hotel
supported by the implementation of an OSMOSUN® in Mauritius.
First containerized OSMOSUN® Unit
implemented for fast and easy setup in Oman.
First sustainable agriculture irrigation application
in Cape Verde.
40+ OSMOSUN® units in operation in 20+ countries development,
kickstarting product diversification.
A dedicated multi skilled team
Our team of about twenty people gathers internally the set of skills required to address the multiple specific challenges faced for sustainable water treatment applications.
Key expertises and experiences
Industrial capabilities for designing, manufacturing and commissioning our solutions.
Holistic approach to challenges related to resources and the water cycle.
Engineering excellence in renewable energies.
Experience from development to delivery of turnkey projects internationally.
Expertise in the latest water treatment technologies.
Advanced financial engineering capabilities.
Team leaders in our company
We Support Their Projects
We work all over the world. We deploy water production projects within the framework of national programs, for local authorities or private clients. We are proud of the trust our clients place in us.