Projects

water

Wastewater Purification

We are designing and installing mechanical and natural systems for wastewater purification. Our focus is on the reuse of water for gardens and vegetables patches reducing the use of water. You can take advantage of existing facilities such as septic tanks thanks to our systems.
On Isabela Island there is the largest constructed wetland in Ecuador purifying the sewage water of 1,500 inhabitants and 100,000 annual tourists. A metal tank serves as a primary treatment area by separating the sludge. From the sedimentation tank, the wastewater passes to the second phase of treatment that is divided into two parts. First, two artificial wetlands of 20mx50m are purifying the wastewater. Then the water is distributed in two secondary wetlands, both running in parallel to facilitate maintenance. The cleaned sewage water is discharged to the environment. Every year external monitoring is carried out to check the efficiency of the plant. 
In addition, we have several projects with hotels and homes in Galapagos. You can take a tour to learn more about the projects and the different ways you can take advantage of the purified sewage water.
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RENEWABLE ENERGY

 
Orcatec has installed solar heaters and photovoltaic systems in the Galapagos and continental Ecuador since 2012. The majority of customers are hotels that have environmental responsibility. The first step is to use solar heaters because they are more economical. We have some clients that also installed photovoltaic systems with network connection or autonomous systems for remote areas such as farms.

TESTIMONIALS

“We have chosen to use renewable energy as a good environmental option”
Andrew Balfour
“The use of clean energy promotes good environmental practices on the island”
Cecilia Baquero
Hotel Posada del Mar
“Implementing renewable energy is an obligation of any responsible business”
John Garate
Hotel Torre Mar
"The use of the solar heaters represents a key saving for the hotel regarding economic and energy issues"
José Ignacio Gutierrez
Hotel La Isla
AIR

Iguana Cup

 
In this initiative we want to motivate young people, tourists and locals to connect with nature. Iguana Cup was created to show that there are very few species in the world left which had no contact with disposable plastics yet, one of them being the Pink Iguana of the Isabela Island. What can we learn from this species? Reuse cups, reject disposables and spread the word. 
Soil

Galapagos Moonshine

Nature has an abundance that cannot be imagined. However, we have many dependencies (oil, pharmaceutical, etc.). What would it be like if we started taking advantage of its abundance in other ways? In Galapagos Moonshine we create different alcohols with local flavors.

Let's make awesome things, together!