AB Jan Falk Engineering was founded in 1983 by Jan Falk. Mr. Falk had before that for 15 years been working with licensing and international sales for a major Swedish conglomerate.
The main activities of the company are export deliveries of equipment and/or turn-key packages for water and sewage treatment and other municipal and/or public service as well as consulting services within these fields.
The company has during the last 10 years increased the activities also to include sewer and water pipes, static mixer, sewer rehabilitation equipment, municipal vehicles such as cesspit emptiers and vacuum loaders, power generation units. The company has a partner, an international oil trading company, adding financial strength to the company.
One department works in a smaller scale with consulting in the psychological field.
The main markets during the last 20 years have been Iraq, Libya and Saudi Arabia. The customers where initially mayor Swedish international groups within the construction and the power fields, but have during the last 15 years changed to be mainly public organisations and authorities. In recent years the company has started cooperation with a Norwegian company having a compact flotation unit for efficient removing of oil from the waste water on oil platforms and oil fields.
Iraq has from the start been the main market for the company. The first project in Iraq for the founder, Jan Falk, was a subcontract for sewage treatment for the Al Rashid Hotel in 1980. The first contract in the Falk Engineering name was Dohuk Water Supply, 2,000 m3/h in 1983-84 as subcontractor to ASEA (present name ABB), for whom we also made subcontracts for clariflocculators for Mosul and Hilla Water Supply Schemes.
In 1989-1990 we supplied and commissioned the Musayeeb Water Supply Project. We also had a contract for three compact water treatment units for intended delivery in October 1990. Because of the Gulf War we had to arrange donations via Church of Sweden Mission and Danchurchaid in cooperation with the Middle East Council of Churches. The plants finally arrived to Iraq in 1992-93.
During 1992 we also signed contracts for 25 compact water treatment units and for supply of ductile iron pipes and pump station equipment for the Basrah Pump Station, Wafaa el Khaeed.
Our attempts, together with our US cooperation partners, to arrange the financing for the Basrah Pump Station where eventually not successful, so the pump station was made by the Iraqi customer in 1997, but based on our drawings and after “cannibalizing” all over Iraq for pipes and equipment.
Under various phases of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, under the United Nations/Iraq Food For Oil Program we have supplied water treatment chemicals, compact units for Baghdad for some 70-100,000 persons, cesspit emptiers, vacuum loaders, sewer cleaning equipment and in joint venture electrical equipment and drilling rigs for ground water.
We have also made offers for rehabilitation of power stations like Taji, Baghdad, with General Electric as sub-supplier and for oil drilling rigs in cooperation with HRI Oilfield, L.P. Dallas, Texas.
Moreover we have in the year 2000 and 2003 had discussions with Baghdad Mayoralty regarding rehabilitation of the Habibiya Pump Station and the problems with the cleaning of the trunk sewers in Baghdad on the Eastern side of Tigris. This resulted in a consulting work for another main trunk sewer in Baghdad under the auspices of USAID. The work was performed in Baghdad in the fall of 2004.
In the recent years we have worked with the supply of spare parts for water projects such as New Hilla Water Treatment Plant, the latter via a Norwegian NGO.
We also have access to qualified Iraqi engineers with 20-30 years experience from the Iraqi water authorities and electrical engineers and supervisors with a long experience of installation and commissioning of gas turbine power units.
The first project in Libya in the middle of the 1980’s was a sewage treatment plant for Janzour Tourist Village outside Tripoli – a sub contract made for the Swedish civil work contractor Skanska. The plant is one of the few that has continuously been operative in Libya for the last 20 years and supply of spares and training of staff has been made in the recent years.
In the end of the 1990’s re-design of aeration tanks and supplies of various mechanical equipment was made for the rehabilitation of a sewage treatment plant for Sabratha in Western Libya. In the years 2000-2003 was the consulting engineer for the Gasser Bengashir Sewage Treatment Plant in the Tripoli area.
During the 1980’s the company made supplies of mechanical equipment to Saudi Arabia, the largest being the design of the aeration system and supply of aeration equipment for the 1.5 million population equivalent Riyadh Sewage Treatment Plant.
The cooperation with a Norwegian company having a compact flotation unit for efficient removing of oil from the waste water on oil platforms and oil fields has been intensified. During 2004-2005 an extensive work was performed to use the methane gas produced on the oil platforms as drive gas for the flotation. This work has also included the CE-marking of the product with strict third party control of each delivery made for some 10-12 oil platforms in the North Sea and world wide.
The incentive in Sweden to change from driving cars only with petrol and diesel has resulted in the use of alternative fuels like ethanol. For petrol and diesel there will during 2007 be new alternatives – to add to add ethanol to the petrol and rape seed oil to the diesel. The company has been assisting some of the major Swedish oil companies with the mixing problems of these new environmental friendly products.
AB Jan Falk Engineering is always capable on making sizable projects in its own capacity and/or in cooperation with other medium sized or major internationally operating companies in various fields to secure that the customer will receive a professional product in the form of engineering and hardware for equipment and plants.