HONG KONG, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (Nasdaq: CLWT) today announced that Pact, a subsidiary of the company is participating in the 5th Ballast Water Management Summit, on 14-15 September 2011, Singapore.
The conference is the must-attend event for owners, manufacturers and regulators. It will focus on installation costs and return on investments, installation parameters (space and power requirement), and latest developments of international and national regulations, and crew involvement.
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 in these old and new ocean-going ships is enormous.
Currently, Pact is vigorously testing, fine tuning its Ballast Water Treatment System in China and working on the preparation for the land and sea certification tests in early 2012. Pact will definitely benefit from this Water Management Summit in Singapore through networking with high level industry leaders and professionals in the maritime industry.
Pact Environmental Technology Co. Ltd., ("Pact"), 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.
Certain statements in this news release regarding the Company's expectations, estimates, present view of circumstances or events, and statements containing words such as estimates, anticipates, intends, or expects, or words of similar import, constitute forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements indicate uncertainty and the Company can give no assurance with regard to actual outcomes. Specific risk factors may include, without limitation, having the Company's offices and operations situated in Hong Kong and China, doing business in China, competing with Chinese manufactured products, competing with the Company's own suppliers, dependence on vendors, and lack of long term written agreements with suppliers and customers, development of new products, entering new markets, possible downturns in business conditions, increased competition, loss of significant customers, availability of qualified personnel, negotiating definitive agreements, new marketing efforts and the timely development of resources. See the "Risk Factor" discussions in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.
SOURCE Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited