Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited Reports Contracts Awarded to PACT And BWTS Update
HONG KONG, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) today announced that its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company Ltd.("PACT") has recently been awarded 2 contracts worth about US$1.3million from two foreign companies outside China and one contract worth about US$2.2million from a company in Jiangsu, China.
These contracts which cover design, supply, supervision of the installation and the commissioning of waste water and water treatment systems for a company in mining industry in Australia, a cooling water and recycling system for a company in aluminmum industry in USA, wastewater and water treatment systems, and a cooling water and recycling system for an American company in alumimum industry in Jiangsu, China.
Pact is positive to receive more contracts from outside and within China in the coming months.
BWTS (Ballast Water Treatment System) update:
Ballast water treatment is an imminent requirement by The International Maritime Organization ("IMO") to prevent the biological unbalance caused by the estimated 12 billion tons of ballast water transported across the seas by ocean-going ships when their ballast water tanks are emptied or refilled. The market potential for retrofits and new installations of BWTS in these old and new ocean-going ships is enormous.
Instead of the original plan to have the land base test in USA in March, and the sea board test back in China in November, Pact has now decided to have both land base and sea board tests in China in April and October respectively. This is because only recently China can also provide test facilities for the land base test in Shanghai. Moreover, Pact can save a lot of expenses as it does not need to send its project team stationed at least 3 months in USA and then brings back the BWTS to China for the sea board test in late 2012.
The company is upbeat about the potential Ballast Water Treatment business that will generate steady revenues and incomes based on orders from retrofits and new installations from ships in future.
PACT Environmental Technology Co. Ltd., based in Shanghai, is a global provider of environmental solutions for industrial and municipal clients, focusing on water and wastewater treatment. Pact's capabilities cover design, manufacturing, sourcing, installation and servicing of water/wastewater treatment, water desalination plants and equipment.
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