Brazil Looks To Canadian Company, Trojan Technologies Inc., For Wastewater Treatment Solutions

Dec 11, 2002, 00:00 ET from Trojan Technologies Inc.

    LONDON, ON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Increasingly, Brazil is
 choosing ultraviolet (UV) technology developed by a Canadian company as the
 treatment solution for its wastewater plants.
     Trojan Technologies Inc. (TUV:TSX) announced today that it has been
 awarded a contract valued at approximately $600,000, to supply UV systems to
 four wastewater plants in the state of Espirito Santo. Scheduled to be in
 operation early next year, the facilities will treat a total of 32 million
 gallons (121,000 cubic meters) of water a day.
     Trojan is also the supplier of the largest UV wastewater treatment
 installation in Latin America. Located in the city of Curitiba (in the
 southern Brazilian state of Parana), the modern plant is now fully
 operational. It serves a population of 330,000 people and treats up to 36
 million gallons (136,000 cubic metres) of water a day.
     While Trojan has been active in Brazil for the past five years, these
 most recent contracts represent a significant increase in the company's
 business in the region. "The Brazilian water boards are now recognizing the
 advantages of UV technology, and the fact that Trojan is a global leader in
 providing these solutions," said company President and CEO Allan Bulckaert.
     The country's growing interest in UV water treatment was also evident
 today as more than 20 Brazilian engineers and officials arrived in London,
 Ontario, to visit Trojan's research, engineering and manufacturing facilities.
     Ontario Environment Minister Chris Stockwell noted with pride that "the
 Brazilian delegation is here because Ontario is home to some of the most
 advanced and innovative technologies being used to protect water resources
 around the world."
     The visiting delegation was organized by the Brazilian Association of
 Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, and the tour program was arranged by
 the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
     Trojan UV equipment is now installed in 10 wastewater plants in Brazil.
 "With the adoption of more stringent regulations governing wastewater
 treatment, Brazil represents enormous opportunity for Trojan in the future,"
 Bulckaert explained.
     With approximately 3,000 municipal facilities in over 25 countries using
 its technology, Trojan has the largest installed base of UV systems in the
 world. Its equipment destroys water-borne pathogens such as E.coli, Giardia
 and Cryptosporidium in a highly effective, cost efficient, and environmentally
 safe manner.
     The company designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal
 wastewater and drinking water facilities, as well as for the industrial,
 commercial and residential markets. The company also provides UV treatment for
 the removal of toxic chemicals from water.
     Trojan has over 350 employees around the world. Headquartered in London,
 Ontario, Trojan has offices in Germany, the U.K., Netherlands, Norway, Spain,
 and the U.S. Its shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the
 trading symbol TUV.

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