Nereda® Aerobic Granular Biomass

Nereda® Aerobic Granular Biomass

Aquatec Maxcon & DHV introduce breakthrough wastewater technology.

The next generation in sewage treatment! Significantly smaller footprint than conventional plants with reduced energy input of 25-35%

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Anaerobic and Energy Recovery Technologies

Anaerobic and Energy Recovery Technologies

High Rate Anaerobic Systems, Municipal Biosolids and Biogas Technologies, Waste to Energy Plants.  

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Complete Vertically Integrated Package

Complete Vertically Integrated Package

Aquatec Maxcon is part of the Aquatec Maxcon Group which provides a complete vertically integrated range of services combined with an extensive range of state-of-the-art products, processes and technologies.

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AquaBlade Fine Bubble Diffusers - Australian designed & manufactured

AquaBlade Fine Bubble Diffusers - Australian designed & manufactured

Over 300,000 AquaBlades installed and in service across Australia, New Zealand & China.

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Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR)

Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR)

Aquatec Maxcon announces new distribution partnership for innovative containerised Aspiral MABR

For energy efficient advanced treatment of wastewater, MABR modules slash nutrient loading by up to 90% while also reducing energy consumption.  

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Aquatec Maxcon is a Leading Provider of Water and Wastewater Technology and Equipment in Australia


  • An Award Winning Australian Local Company 
  • Almost 50 Years Experience in the Water Industry
  • Environmentally Sustainable Solutions
  • We are Contractors, Equipment Suppliers and Technology Specialists
  • We offer Project Management, Design, Construction, Fabrication and Installation Services 
  • We offer Process Optimisation, Operational Support, Spare Parts and Service Support
  • We have Third Party Accreditation for Quality, Safety and Environment
  • We have Australian Federal Government Building and Construction WHS Accreditation

50 Years

50 Years - 50 Stories: Luggage Point - The beginning.

12 Aug 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: Luggage Point - The beginning.

The following is a story about Aquatec Maxcon's first Luggage Point project experienced first-hand by Greg Johnston, ex-Managing Director of Aquatec Maxcon Group. At the time, Greg was a young engineer just starting his career at Aquatec Maxcon.. He was... Read more

50 Years - 50 Stories: Marian Water Treatment Plant - The second best-tasting water in the World!

03 Aug 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: Marian Water Treatment Plant - The second best-tasting water in the World!

You can be certain that you’ve done a great job when your water sample is voted the second best tasting water - in the world! In 2014, Mackay Regional Council engaged Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd to design & construct a new... Read more

50 Years - 50 Stories: Nereda® at Kingaroy WWTP - An award-winning first for Australia

17 Jul 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: Nereda® at Kingaroy WWTP - An award-winning first for Australia

In 2014, South Burnett Regional Council engaged Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd to design & construct the upgrade of the Kingaroy Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The award-winning Kingaroy plant was the first to use Nereda wastewater treatment technology aerobic biomass... Read more

50 Years - 50 Stories: Picnic Bay Membrane Bioreactor STP - A first for Picnic Bay (and Australia!)

13 Jul 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: Picnic Bay Membrane Bioreactor STP - A first for Picnic Bay (and Australia!)

Greg M Johnston (in Ipswich, Queensland) on phone to Geoff Parker (in Sydney, New South Wales) sometime in the year 2001: Greg M Johnston – “g’day Parker, Greg here” Geoff Parker – “g’day Greg” Greg M Johnston – “Parker, we’ve won an MBR... Read more

50 Years - 50 Stories: Carlton United Brewery - Samoa Wastewater Treatment Plant - A First for Samoa!

08 Jul 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: Carlton United Brewery - Samoa Wastewater Treatment Plant - A First for Samoa…

When Aquatec Maxcon built the Samoa Brewery Waste Water Treatment Plant in 2005, it was the first waste water treatment plant ever constructed in the Pacific Island nation. Aquatec Maxcon was contracted by Carlton & United Breweries (who owned Samoa Brewery... Read more

50 Years - 50 Stories: The Story of the Aqua Band Screen & Aqua Wash Press

06 Jul 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: The Story of the Aqua Band Screen & Aqua Wash Press

In late 2014 we submitted a tender offer to Redland City Council for the design, fabrication and installation of a new inlet works for the Mt Cotton Waste Water Treatment Plant. Though the offer included the full scope of the... Read more

50 Years - 50 Stories: The Golden Circle UASB

30 Jun 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: The Golden Circle UASB

The Golden Circle UASB (Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket) Project was hugely significant for Aquatec Maxcon way back in the 1980’s, being the first large Paques UASB plant ever built in Australia. The job proved to be quite a challenge for... Read more

50 Years - 50 Stories: John Blake

26 Jun 2020

50 Years - 50 Stories: John Blake

We began as Maxwell Contracting, a fabrication workshop started by Peter and John Maxwell at Tiger Street in West Ipswich in 1970. After the floods in 1973/4, we moved to our current location – where we have remained for the... Read more

Celebrating 50 Years with 50 Stories!

25 Jun 2020

Celebrating 50 Years with 50 Stories!

We have just celebrated our 50th Anniversary in business! The 22nd of June was the official anniversary of the big day, and we couldn't be more proud of this remarkable achievement.  In order to commemorate the occasion, we will be launching... Read more

Latest News

Aquatec Maxcon Asia: Stripper Column Project

21 Jul 2020

Aquatec Maxcon Asia: Stripper Column Project

Aquatec Maxcon Asia (AMA) completed a stripper column project during March of 2020. The tanks were manufactured by AMA at our Thailand workshop facilities. The tanks were delivered to the client (BST Specialty) and installation was very successful. Above: Aquatec... Read more

A Brand New Roof for Prince of Wales Digester

18 Jun 2020

A Brand New Roof for Prince of Wales Digester

On the 17th of June, the Aquatec Maxcon team successfully lifted the new roof onto the Main Digester at Prince of Wales Bay Sewage Treatment Plant in Hobart. Jim Foley, Project Manager, reported that the new roof weighs approximately 35... Read more

Waste to Energy Project Wins AWA 2020 Project Innovation Award

15 Jun 2020

Waste to Energy Project Wins AWA 2020 Project Innovation Award

Aquatec Maxcon are pleased to announce that our Waste to Energy Facility was chosen as the winner of the Australian Infrastructure Project Innovation Award at the Australian Water Association's first ever virtual Ozwater Online Awards Event. This prizewinning Waste to... Read more

Delivering Critical Infrastructure in the Time of COVID-19

02 Jun 2020

Delivering Critical Infrastructure in the Time of COVID-19

Proudly Australian owned and operated, Aquatec Maxcon are the Principal Contractor delivering TasWater’s treatment plant upgrade for the community of Longford. On behalf of TasWater, Aquatec Maxcon Group and its subcontractors were challenged by the Tasmanian State Government and the... Read more

Official Opening of

18 Nov 2019

Official Opening of "Future-Proofed" Black Gully Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Aquatec Maxcon is very proud to announce that our upgraded Black Gully Wastewater Treatment Plant was officially opened on the 1st of November 2019. The upgraded plant was opened by the Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor, Kerry Hayes, and Assistant... Read more

AMG host Water & Wastewater WIOA Interest Day

11 Nov 2019

AMG host Water & Wastewater WIOA Interest Day

WIOA Interest Day attendees are shown the Maxcon Industry workshops Aquatec Maxcon Group (AMG) were the proud hosts of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia (WIOA) Water Interest Day on the 7th of November 2019. WIOA hosts several national events... Read more

Update on the Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

23 Sep 2019

Update on the Bowen Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

Aquatec Maxcon is proud to be a part of the Whitsunday Regional Council's $25.4 million upgrade to Bowen’s Sewage Treatment Plant. The upgrade will double the capacity of the existing sewage treatment plant and allow the new facility to treat a greater volume... Read more

Our Proud Association with Local Buy

31 Jul 2019

Our Proud Association with Local Buy

Aquatec Maxcon is proud to be associated with Local Buy through the Local Government Association Arrangement for the Supply of Products & Services for the provision of Road, Water, Sewerage & Civil Works (BUS270). What is Local Buy? The purpose of Local... Read more

Contract awarded to Aquatec Maxcon for Longford Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

16 Jul 2019

Contract awarded to Aquatec Maxcon for Longford Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade

TasWater has awarded a design and construct contract to Aquatec Maxcon to upgrade the Longford sewage treatment plant.    “This is an exciting time for us,” TasWater Project Manager Rennie Brown said.     “We took a forward-thinking approach on this project by involving contractors... Read more

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