According to, the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) will be deactivated on 1 December, 2012 after 51 years of service. The USS Enterprise, also known as the ‘Big E’, was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Maxim Evaporators is honoured to have been one of the original equipment manufacturers on the USS Enterprise. She was fitted with a Maxim Model N705 waste heat recovery plant with a production capacity of 70,000 gallons per day.

Maxim manufactures a series of standard freshwater makers that can be used in numerous applications. Models are available with capacities from 192 up to 15,000 gallons per day. Engineered units can be designed to produce up to 500,000 gallons per day of freshwater.