Benoit Le Roy, Operations Director at Nexus Water Alchemy

Benoit Le Roy, Operations Director at Nexus Water Alchemy


► Forty years of environmental engineering experience concentrating on the Water, Waste Water and Waste fields employed by blue chip companies in SA. Sectors served are all tiers of government, mining, utilities, SOE’s (SAA, Transnet, ESKOM, Denel) automotive, Food & Beverage, Iron & Steel industries for example.

► Developing alternatives to landfill in sub-Saharan Africa using appropriate technologies via consulting services and the supply of specialized technologies

► CEM (Centre for Environmental Management at North West University) presenting training for the water and waste water disciplines to provincial and local government

► Various presentations on Water and Waste Water (concentrating on Capacity Building) for the Institute of Municipal Engineers of SA

► Diplomas in Chemical Engineering and Business Management with many presentations some of which included herein briefly Selected Professional Experience

► Chemserve Trio (Pty) Ltd 1981-1994

►Project Manager for Environmental projects such as Water, Waste Water treatment to the municipal, mining and industrial sectors including O&M

► Bateman Water (Pty) Ltd 1999 - 2002

►Managing Director of EPCM Water company in the Bateman Projects public group of companies

► Turned around the O&M (Aquafund) business unit

► Led the EPC business unit in Africa & Middle East

► EnviroServ Waste Management (Pty) Ltd 2002 - 2011

►General Manager and Divisional Director of: ► Sediba water O&M business unit merged with the Aquafund business sold by Bateman ► Millennium subsidiary company providing Water, Waste Water and Solid Waste Management services ► EnviroServ Technology Solutions and Industry Projects for the development of landfill alternatives for all sectors and focusing on W2E for all the high CV waste streams plus the integration of Water and Waste projects ► Enviro-One (Pty) Ltd 2011 - present ►CEO of company offering specialised consulting, engineering and technologies for the waste management sector where ZERO landfill is practiced including selected W2E whilst integrating water/wastewater infrastructure where applicable ►Provided myself as a personal resource to the ESKOM DBB team as a lead in the reconstitution team via M-Tech Industrial Prior/Other Work Experience ► Program and Project Management of Water and Waste Projects: ► ChemServe industrial water, effluent and waste water projects from feasibility, design construction to O&M ► Bateman Water overall responsibility of O&M and EPC businesses in all spheres of Water and Waste Water projects ► Managed projects to investigate the feasibility of EnviroServ Waste Management carrying out: ► Alternatives to the current practices of landfilling in excess of 1,0 million tons per annum of general & Hazardous Waste in SA. We scoured globally for the best practices from W2E (pyrolysis, gasification, plasma gasification, AD, construction material substitutes, waste water treatment alternatives for liquid wastes, solidification, encapsulation, incineration, thermal hydrolysis etc.) ► The establishment of a W2E facilities for Gauteng & the Western Cape using a mix of thermal & nonthermal technologies ► The feasibility to harness the energy from the Johannesburg Unicity’s MSW in conjunction with hazardous waste collected by EnviroServ ► Non-thermal mobile treatment of HCRW for the SA private healthcare sector using imported technology having to be approved and licenced by the SA DEA ► Developed a mobile composting system for the Red & White meat & tobacco manufacturing sectors that was consequently commercialised as an alternative to landfill for EnviroServ Areas of Expertise ► Overall understanding of the Water business locally and globally with ability to identify appropriate technologies, partners and project execution from feasibility to O&M ► Identifying and selecting alternative technologies for waste and water management ► Establishing best global practices in the environmental engineering field ... see attached