LONDON, ON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Trojan Technologies Inc.
(TUV:TSX) today announced that it has been awarded four new contracts
totalling more than US $1.6 million.
Three of the contracts, amounting to US $1.1 million, are from Wessex
Water Services in the U.K. Trojan was selected to provide its ultraviolet (UV)
disinfection equipment to wastewater facilities in Wimborne, Palmersford, and
Kinson on the southern coast of England.
These three plants treat a combined maximum flow of more than 22 million
gallons of water a day. The UV systems will be delivered and installed by the
end of November this year.
Trojan is the global leader in the UV wastewater market. "As member
countries of the European Union now have to meet stringent bathing water
standards, we expect continued strong demand for our UV treatment technology
throughout Europe," said Trevor Noye, Trojan's Vice President responsible for
The other new order announced today is valued at US $555,000. Awarded by
Newark, Ohio, the contract calls for Trojan's UV systems to be installed at
the city's drinking water facility this Fall. Once operational, the systems
will treat up to 15 million gallons of water a day. Newark has had a Trojan UV
system disinfecting its wastewater for over four years.
"We selected Trojan because of the company's superior technology, the
proven effectiveness of its equipment, and its strong customer support," said
Roger Loomis, Assistant Utilities Superintendent, Division of Water and
Wastewater for Newark.
Dr. Sam Jeyanayagam of Malcolm Pirnie, the consulting engineering firm on
the project, said that for US 40 cents a customer a month, Trojan's UV
equipment will significantly enhance Newark's ability to protect its
ratepayers against water borne diseases. From Newark's point of view, this
investment represents an "inexpensive insurance" and increased confidence in
the quality and safety of the public water supply.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stated that it expects to
issue new drinking water guidelines this summer, which will require drinking
water treatment plants to increase protection against Cryptosporidium, and to
reduce disinfection by-products (DBPs) which have been linked to increased
risk of cancer and birth defects.
Allan Bulckaert, President and CEO of Trojan, noted "the regulations
being developed by the EPA is expected to create significant new demand for
our technology because, unlike chlorine, UV effectively destroys
Cryptosporidium and works without producing known disinfection by-products."
There are more than 55,000 community water systems in the U.S. processing
nearly 34 billion gallons of water per day.
Trojan 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.
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. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, the company also has offices
in the U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the U.S. Its shares are
listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol TUV.
SOURCE Trojan Technologies Inc.