Sychem is a fast growing engineering company which designs, manufactures and operates both water treatment plants and geothermal energy systems. Its water treatment systems utilize several methods of water filtration that create high quality water suitable for industrial and commercial use. These effective water treatment solutions based on membrane technology reduce energy costs and provide supreme performance.
- Sychem’s Biogas Power Plant At Crete Draws International Attention
- Two prestigious international awards for SYCHEM for the innovative Biogas Plant in Crete
- EU Islands at the Forefront of Energy Transition & Decarbonisation of Economies. European Committee of the Regions _ Brussels
- Green Highrise Buildings in Cyprus, one-day seminar at Limassol, Cyprus
- Desalination Plant opening ceremony for 2.500 m³ per day Potable Water Production at Paros Municipality, Greece 22 May 2019.
- SYCHEMs sponsorship at one-day seminar: «Water treatment and Public Health in tourist accommodations: Applications – Challenges – Legal framework» at Skiathos 12 May 2019
- Opening ceremony for the Desalination Unit of 600 m³ per day production capacity at the Municipality of Lipsi, 05 May 2019
- SYCHEM Silver sponsor in the 2018 EDS Conference & Exhibition in Greece
- Official opening of Sychem Cyprus offices at The Oval in Limassol
- Sychem’s official sponsor in the 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HSWMA (Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association)
- Made in Greece awards 2017
- Best City Awards 2017-ΑLONNISOS MUNICIPALITY FOR DESALINATION UNIT CAPACITY 600 m³/ day, delivered by SYCHEM S.A
- Sychem's sponsorship and participation in the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, CEST2017
- Sychem’s participation in the 11th session of Greek Solid Waste Management Organizations in Trikala.
- Opening Ceremony for the new Biogas Power Plant in Heraklion, Crete
- Environmental Awards 2016 - 20.12.2016
- Greek Export Awards 2016 - 25.11.2016
- Best City Awards 2016 - 09.11.2016
- Greek Exports Awards - 07.01.2016
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Following the double international distinction of SYCHEM for the Biogas Power Plant at Crete, from the World Biogas Association (AD and Biogas Industry Awards – WBA) we are honored from the international recognition, for an environmentally friendly project, unique for Greece and especially the Island of Crete.
We are proud that the design and the construction of the project was based in technical know-how developed in Greece and its successful operation, creates opportunities for exporting high tech turn-key solutions & services worldwide.
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SYCHEM through its subsidiary Technical Bioenergy Crete (TBK) was honored with the award for the «Best Circular City Biogas plant» and the distinction for the «Best Biogas Plant below 1MW» in the AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2019.
The annual AD and Biogas Industry Awards competition is organized by the ADBA and WBA (World Biogas Association) in Birmingham on 3rd July as part of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2019.
The prestigious ceremony is the top event of the international biogas industry and this year there was a truly global shortlist of more than 60 companies and 9 well recognized judges. TBK, was the only participant from Greece, applied in two out of the 12 categories and was awarded in both of them.
The awards were received from the CEO of SYCHEM, Dr.-Ing Alexandros Yfantis.
TBK is the owner and operator of a Biogas Power Plant with installed power of 1 MW, located at the Industrial Area of Heraklion, Crete – Greece. The plant started its commercial operation in January 2017 at 500 kWel and expanded in July 2018 up to 1 MW kWel.
The Biogas Plant was entirely designed and constructed by SYCHEM Group, applying cutting-edge technologies at the most critical points of production process such as the collection and management of the incoming organic waste, the deodorization system, the pasteurization process, the reuse of produced heat energy and the innovative system for the biological treatment of the digestate effluent.
The plant is considered a prototype for the energy use of all kind of municipal organic waste as well as for animal byproducts. The plant is not using any kind of energy crops.
Read their press release here.
Representatives of Island regional and local governments in collaboration with the member Industries of Greening The Islands held a meeting on 18 June in Brussels with the technical and political support of island governments in designing and implementing National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). The meeting co-organized by the CPMR Island Commission.
Dr.-Ing Alexandros Yfantis (President & Managing Director of SYCHEM SA) had the honor to participate by presenting some examples of actions implemented by SYCHEM to boost energy transition and decarbonization in the EU islands (best practice).
CPMR Island Commission’s press release
The one-day seminar titled «Green Highrise Buildings in Cyprus» took place with great success on Friday 14 June 2019 at Crown Plaza Hotel, Limassol with main sponsor SYCHEM CYPRUS.
Engineers, consultancy companies and other professionals related with the construction sector participated at the seminar.
There is a rapid development of Highrise buildings in Limassol and the seminar focused in highlighting the good practices applied for energy saving and environmental protection.
Specialized engineers and companies presented the current and future legal framework of Cyprus for energy saving in Highrise buildings, as well as the initiatives and the applied technology for water and energy savings.
Furthermore, the energy results (actual measurements) were presented and a visit took place in the first Highrise office building ‘’The Oval’’.
The “Oval” besides a spectacular workplace, is a state-of-the-art building featuring advanced energy and water saving technologies. It is the first multi-floor building in Cyprus with EPC class A energy efficiency rating and the first building with decentralized open geothermal energy in South Europe. An advanced electrical monitoring system is recording the energy efficiency in order to provide valuable and real energy consumption data for the climate conditions of Cyprus.
Members from the board of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ΕΤΕΚ) as well as from the Ministry of Energy for the Republic of Cyprus and specialized engineers from SYCHEM group, Grundfos Hellas and LG honored the seminal with their participation as speakers.
The opening ceremony of the desalination plant with a nominal capacity of 2.500 m3 per day constructed by SYCHEM took place on the 22nd of May 2019 at Parikia, Paros. The Desalination unit will produce potable water of excellent quality, confirmed by regular tests and lab analyses according to the Greek and E.U legislation.
The President and Managing Director of SYCHEM S.A. Dr.-Ing A. Yfantis stated also the below:
“ It is a great honor for SYCHEM to be the leading company in water treatment- desalination systems production in Greece with 70% of its annual turnover as exports. Our plants can be found in over 30 countries around the world!
We consider that taking over desalination plants’ operation in our islands is rather a social responsibility than business”.
Skiathos Hotel Association and Sychem, as the main sponsor, organized with great success an educational seminar for Water Treatment in tourist accommodation, attracting many participants.
The seminar focusing in Water treatment and energy saving in tourist accommodations took place on Sunday 12 May 2019 at the Cultural Events Center in Bourtzi, Skiathos.
Specialized engineers from Sychem, Grundfos and Water Activity with expertise in public health, water treatment and energy saving processes and equipment presented important and critical aspects for Hotels regarding water & energy saving.
The causes of water contamination in tourist accommodations and troubleshooting of all problems related with water use, wastewater treatment plants and pools were discussed, presenting modern and innovative water treatment methods that achieve the desired results with the ability of energy saving and low cost for operation and maintenance simultaneously.
Focusing on water uses, the technology of desalination with reverse osmosis was extensively discussed for potable water production at a low cost and water reuse with ultrafiltration for wastewater treatment plants.
Also, the possibility and the benefits of combined systems for potable water production and hotels’ heating/cooling systems with geo-exchange (heat pumps) were presented, showing the large-scale energy saving and low operational cost.
Special topic of discussion was about Legionella, the causes of Legionnaires‘ disease and the methods of prevention and treatment, presenting a special, innovative water purification equipment that is proved quite effective for this problem.
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The opening ceremony of the 600 m3 per day seawater desalination unit for Lipsi Municipality, took place on the 5th of May 2019 with great success. Sychem S.A has been assigned of the construction for the desalination unit and all accompanied infrastructure works as well as the unit operation for the next 3 years, ensuring low operational cost with substantial savings for the public sector and achieving island’s potable water autonomy.
The Desalination Unit was inaugurated by Mr. N. Santorinios- Deputy Minister of Mercantile Marine and Island Policy, with the presence of Mr. G. Kassaras – General Secretariat for the Aegean and Island Policy, Mr. F. Maggos – Mayor of Lipsi and Dr.-Ing A. Yfantis – President and Managing Director of SYCHEM S.A.
Mr. Maggos, Mayor of Lipsi, thanked Mr. Santorinios during his speech for his persistent and effective actions in order not to further delay the unit’s operation, while he described desalination unit as “the greatest project of recent years that was completed within few months, providing the most important public commodity in full proficiency to the inhabitants of Lipsi”.
The President and Managing Director of SYCHEM S.A. Dr.-Ing Alexandros Yfantis thanked the Deputy Minister, the Mayor of Lipsi and his associates during his speech for their crucial initiative and pressure that they applied for the successful completion of this difficult project. He also promised that SYCHEM S.A., with over 20 years’ experience into the field of desalination and the internationally recognized technical expertise, will support Lipsi residents in order to have access to high quality potable water supply.
Sychem was one of the Silver sponsors at the annual European Desalination Society International Water Conference “Desalination for the Environment: Clean Water and Energy Science, Research, Innovation, Industry, Business” which took place this year in Athens, 3-6 September 2018 at Divani Caravel Hotel.
SYCHEM also participated with a booth at the conference exhibition, along with other internationally known companies in the field of desalination. At SYCHEM’s booth, visitors had the opportunity to be informed about the latest technological developments in water treatment. For example ultra-pure water production with Reverse Osmosis and Electrodeionization, water recycling as well as special applications like treatment of landfill leachates and waste from biogas plants.
For more info: http://www.desline.com/congress/Athens2018/home.html
The official opening of SYCHEM CYPRUS offices took place at the OVAL building, Limassol Cyprus, at 26th of April.
SYCHEM S.A, YFANTIS ENGINEERING and SYCHEM CYPRUS cooperated closely to execute the challenging electro-mechanical (E/M) installation for the Oval Building. Scope of the project included the design and construction of the OVAL building E/M facilities and mainly the open loop geothermal energy system for cooling, heating and hot water production.
The opening ceremony of the new offices was honored on behalf of the President of Cyprus, by the deputy government spokeswoman Mrs. Klelia Vasiliou as well as the Cybarco CEO, Mr. Michalis Hadjipanayiotou, Mayor of Limassol Mr. Nikos Nikolaidis, Mayor of Agios Athanasios Mr. Marinos Kuriakou, President of the Electricity authority of Cyprus Mr. Andreas Maragos and the President of the Cyprus Land Development Organization of Cyprus, Mr. Andreas Fragos.
The OVAL was developed and constructed by Cybarco (Lanitis Group) aiming to become a landmark for Limassol and Cyprus.
The exceptional architectural design was undertaken by ATKINS company. The architect of the project Hakim Khennouchi, received the inspiration for the design from the pebbles on the coast in front of the building.
YFANTIS ENGINEERING (a member of SYCHEM group) provided the mechanical design and the green features for energy and water savings and SYCHEM Cyprus delivered the construction.
The OVAL is not just a spectacular building for offices, but it is a state of the art building featuring advanced energy and water saving technologies.
- It has a bioclimatic design with specific orientation and insulation that reduces the energy demand, while only LED lights are used for the lightning.
- It is the first multi-floor building in Cyprus with EPC class A energy efficiency rating and the first building with decentralized open geothermal energy in South Europe.
- The building features 8 perimetric drills. The pumped water feeds the geoexchange loop through a pair of titanium-made heat exchangers.
- Main engine room supplies water to the heating pumps for each office. Each office is equipped with a small engine room, inside a closet, offering cooling, heating and hot water production.
- The innovative design allows for up to 40% energy savings, autonomy in each office, reliability and excellent architectural design since no external cooling/heating units are required.
- The two-floor parking lot of the building features one more significant system for energy saving. Sensors monitor carbon monoxide concentration and adjust the ventilation. In case of fire the same system will be activated for smoke extraction. The energy recovery ranges from 60 to 70% compared to a conventional air duct system.
- Condensate from fan coil units is collected in an independent tank for filtering and disinfection. An independent piping network feeds the WC flushing and the irrigation system for the gardens, that can be accounted for 80% of buildings water requirements. There is even the option, recycled water from the municipal waste water treatment plant to be utilized for the buildings requirements in the future.
- An advanced electrical monitoring system is recording the energy efficiency in order to provide valuable and real energy consumption data for the climate conditions of Cyprus
- The office of SYCHEM CYPRUS in the OVAL Building includes a series of energy saving features such as: the cooling ceiling, humidity control system of the fresh air, automated shade and light adjustment. The innovations render the offices among the most environmentally friendly offices in Europe. The total energy savings, compared to a conventional office, exceed 70%.
The OVAL sets new standards in the class of multi-floor, environmental friendly buildings in Cyprus and in South Europe
Sychem’s official sponsor in the 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HSWMA (Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association)
SYCHEM participated as the official sponsor in the 5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HSWMA (Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association) in collaboration with International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). Conference subject was about “Solid Waste Management and its Contribution to Circular Economy”.
The conference was held at the National Technical University of Athens, Central Building on December 14th – 15th 2017. The conference focused on new waste management technologies, National and Regional Management Plans and Waste Management Tools with emphasis on Circular Economy practice.
President and Managing Director of Sychem, Dr.-Ing. Alexandros Yfantis, presented a scientific study titled ‘’Innovative Biogas Plant for animal by-products and food leftovers management’’ based on the operation of a Biogas Plant for Electrical Power Production constructed & operated by SYCHEM for ‘’Technical Bioenergy Crete’’ (Subsidiary of SYCHEM Group).
For more information from the organizing company: http://www.eedsa.gr/Default.aspx?lang=en&CheckFail
Made in Greece awards 2017
SYCHEM group of companies has received honorary distinction at the MADE IN GREECE 2017 Ceremony, held on Monday 11th of December 2017 at Athens Concert Hall, by Greek Marketing Academy.
The distinction was awarded to SYCHEM SA for the category «Export Excellence in Industrial Product». SYCHEM manufactures exclusively in Greece and exports to 30 countries, innovative industrial high-tech systems for water treatment and energy saving. The company invests in research and development of innovative solutions, ensuring competitive advantage at international level while the last five years consistently maintains export rate of over 54%.
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Best City Awards 2017-ΑLONNISOS MUNICIPALITY FOR DESALINATION UNIT CAPACITY 600 m³/ day, delivered by SYCHEM S.A
Alonnisos Municipality had been given a Silver Award for SYCHEM Desalination Plant at the Best City Awards Ceremony, held on Thursday, October 05, 2017 at Technopolis City of Athens, by Bousias Communications Company.
Mayor of Alonissos, Mr. Petros Vafinis received the award in the category “Water Resources Management-Desalination”.
SYCHEM was fully responsible for all the infrastructure, design, installation and operation of the Seawater desalination plant delivering 122.500 m3 of potable water per year. This seawater desalination plant is the first of its kind not only in the Sporades but also in the Thessaly Region (Central Greece). It was delivered as Build-Own-Operate (BOO) project using cutting edge desalination technology and advanced design in order to be environmental friendly.
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Sychem’s sponsorship and participation in the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, CEST2017
Sychem will be one of silver sponsors at the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology to be held in Rhodes on 31 August – 2 September. CEST2017, with main organizer the multidisciplinary Global NEST (Environmental Science and Technology Network), is held every two years since 1989. It is the largest innovative environmental conference in Greece, evolving into an important international scientific event, bringing together over 400 representatives from 60 different countries.
The main aim of the conference is the presentation of innovative technologies and practices to address local and international key environmental issues such as waste management, climate change, sustainable tourism, the monitoring of water quality, energy technologies and public health.
Sychem participates in three presentations, on August 30th, Dr.-Ing Alexandros Yfantis, President and CEO will present “The future of Green Mediterranean Hotels: combined water and energy systems” at the WORKSHOP – Business practices towards sustainable tourism in Aegean islands. On September 1st, Dr. Nikos Yfantis, Director of Water Treatment Division, will present the scientific study “Evaluation of a pilot plant for secondary treatment of mining effluents”, where scope of the study was the successful pilot operation Reverse Osmosis Unit for mining waste mining, and on September 2nd will also present “Advanced Applications of Ultrafiltration / Reverse Osmosis for Waste Water Treatment”.
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Sychem’s participation in the 11th session of Greek Solid Waste Management Organizations in Trikala.
The Network of Solid Waste Management Organizations and the Environmental Development of Western Thessaly (PADYTH) organized the 11th Panhellenic Session Network of Solid Waste Management which took place from 29/6 – 1/7 at the Cultural Center of the Trikala Municipality. Sychem participated as a major sponsor.
The session focused on the implementation of the new National Waste Management Plan where many mayors and government officials attended the meeting, including Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy.
Session participants had the opportunity to be informed at Sychem booth about our innovations in Reverse Osmosis (RO) units for landfill leachates in combination with Ultra Filitration (UF MBR cross flow) pretreatment. This concept also applies for the treatment of digestate effluent from Biogas Plants, such as the 500 kW Biogas Power Station installed in Heraklion, by Technical Bioenergy Crete, a subsidiary of the SYCHEM Group.
Last but not least, session participants had a tour to the Trikala landfill site and the Reverse Osmosis Unit installed for the Leachates treatment by SYCHEM.
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Opening Ceremony for the new Biogas Power Plant in Heraklion, Crete
Technical Bioenergy Crete Biogas Power Plant opening ceremony took place successfully at Heraklion, Crete on May 26th 2017, introduced by the Regional Governor of Crete, Mr. Stavros Arnaoutakis.
The biogas plant was entirely designed and constructed by SYCHEM Group, applying cutting-edge technology at the most critical points of production process such as the collection and management of the incoming organic waste, the deodorization system, heat recovery and the innovative waste water system for the digestate effluent treatment.
The Plant will manage organic waste from slaughter houses, livestock and poultry factories, expired food from super markets, food shops, waste from restaurants and hotels, e.t.c to produce biogas and electricity and thus, protecting Cretan environment.
Environmental Awards 2016
SYCHEM group of companies has been given the Gold Award at the Environmental Awards Ceremony, held on Tuesday 20th of December 2016 at Athenaeum InterContinental Athens hotel, by Boussias Communications Company.
The gold award in the category «Human Environment – Sustainable Leisure & Tourism», was given for “Miraggio Thermal Spa & Resort Chalkidiki” Project, where SYCHEM constructed the innovative combined geoexchange/ energy recovery and water production system for the project “Miraggio Thermal Spa & Resort Chalkidiki” An advanced BMS / electronic management system has been installed at the hotel, that was also designed and constructed by SYCHEM. This combined system saves annually 1,680,000 kWh electricity, 64 tons of gas, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 632 tn/year.
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Greek Export Awards 2016 – SYCHEM S.A. was awarded with the Silver prize for the Top Industrial Companies of 2016
SYCHEM S.A. was awarded for the third consecutive year receiving the Silver prize for the Top Industrial Companies of 2016 category. The award is one more recognition of the successful expansion of SYCHEM products and services to the international market. Over the last 4 years, more than 65% of the group turnover is based on exports and international activities. For 2017, SYCHEM group has already signed significant export contracts to boost its turnover growth besides the already established markets of North Africa & Middle East, to new markets including USA, Russia & Ghana as well as Latin America. We would like to thank our associates and clients for their valuable contribution.
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Best City Awards 2016 – Two gold awards went to SYCHEM group
SYCHEM group of companies has been given 2 Gold Awards at the Best City Awards Ceremony, held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Technopolis City of Athens, by Bousias Communications Company.
The first gold award in the category «Green City – Utilization of ‘green’ and renewable energy”, was given for “Miraggio Thermal Spa & Resort Chalkidiki” Project, where Yfantis Engineering LTD (SYCHEM group) did the electromechanical application studies and planning. SYCHEM constructed the innovative combined geothermal, heating recovery and desalination system. An advanced BMS / electronic management system has been installed at the hotel, that was also designed and constructed by SYCHEM. This combined system saves annually 1,680,000 kWh electricity, 64 tons of gas, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 632 tn/year.
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Greek Exports Awards 2015 – SYCHEM SA was awarded with the bronze prize for the Top Manufacturing Companies of 2015
Greek Exports Awards 2015, have been organized for the 4th consecutive year, on Friday 11/12/15 by the Association of Diplomatic Economic & Commercial Affairs Employees in cooperation with Ethos Media SA under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Financial Affairs and Development, rewarding the top exporting companies of the country in terms of products and ideas.
SYCHEM SA was awarded for the second consecutive year receiving the bronze prize for the Top Manufacturing Companies of 2015. The award is one more recognition of the successful expansion of SYCHEM products and services to the international market. Over the last 3 years more than 65 % of the group turnover is based on exports and international activities. For 2016, SYCHEM group has already signed significant export contracts and it is expected to double the turnover not only in the already established markets of North Africa and Middle East but also in new markets of north Europe (England and Denmark) as well as in Asia (Philippines and Thailand).
We would like to thank our associates and clients for their valuable contribution.