OTTAWA, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSXV: BLM) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a US$1M contract for the supply of wastewater treatment equipment to a municipality in New York State.
The contract is for the Water Division's Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC) technology for the treatment of municipal wastewater. With this contract, the client will install three different configurations of the BluMetric technology, and upon completion of a roughly half-year assessment period will make a decision which to use as the standard for the entire facility. The complete retro-fitting for the remainder of the facility is currently budgeted to include approximately US$7M in additional RBC equipment.
"Hundreds of RBC systems were installed in the Northeast United States in the '70s and '80s", said Harry Marshall, President of the BluMetric Water Division. "It is a very robust and reliable technology, however this vast installed base is reaching the end of its 30-year lifecycle and all these facilities will soon need to be retrofitted and upgraded. With our proprietary technology and decades of experience with RBCs, BluMetric is uniquely positioned to support a large number of US municipalities as they retrofit and upgrade their existing wastewater treatment facilities."
"We are seeing encouraging signs of recovery in this part of the US market," said BluMetric CEO William Touzel. "The United States is a key component in our growth initiatives and this strategic project sets a solid base for future opportunities."
BluMetric delivers sustainable solutions to complex environmental issues. The Company serves clients in many industrial sectors, and at all levels of government, in Canada and abroad.
BluMetric operates through two divisions:
- Professional Services Division, providing environmental earth sciences and engineering solutions, contaminated site remediation, water resource management, industrial hygiene, occupational health & safety, and renewable energy. This division operates under the names "WESA", "Envir-Eau", and "OEL-HydroSys"
- Water Division, focussed on design-build and pre-engineered product solutions to industrial/commercial water and wastewater treatment needs. This division operates under the names "WESAtech" and "Seprotech".
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SOURCE BluMetric Environmental Inc.