Earth Tech to design and oversee construction of Toronto wastewater treatment facility upgrades

July 25, 2007
Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has been awarded a USD$4.18 million (CAD$4.5 million) contract by the City of Toronto, Canada, for engineering design and construction verification for upgrades to the Waste Activated Sludge Thickening and Sludge Dewatering Facility at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant. Under the four-year contract, Earth Tech will provide the preliminary engineering design...

• Four-year contract represents first major assignment since recent plant upgrades

LONG BEACH, CA, July 24, 2007 -- Earth Tech Inc., a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has been awarded a USD$4.18 million (CAD$4.5 million) contract by the City of Toronto, Canada, for engineering design and construction verification for upgrades to the Waste Activated Sludge Thickening and Sludge Dewatering Facility at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant.

Under the four-year contract, Earth Tech will provide the preliminary engineering design, detailed design and construction contract administration, as well as post-construction monitoring and reporting. The project components include upgrades to the sludge thickening facility, installation of new dewatering centrifuges, relocating of the ferrous chloride facility, and consolidation of all permits into a single, site-wide Certificate of Approval for air and noise.

"This contract represents Earth Tech's first major assignment at the facility since the recently completed process control upgrades and implementation of a new digester facility," said Robert Johnston, Vice President of Earth Tech's Canada East operations. "The contract also allows us to maintain our position as the plant's engineer of record, a title we have held since the facility's inception."

Earth Tech Inc. is a global provider of a full suite of engineering, construction and operations services to the international water/wastewater, environmental, transportation, and facilities markets. A business unit of Tyco International Ltd., Earth Tech employs some 7,000 talented people, delivering services to customers in 15 countries. Founded in 1970, Earth Tech is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Tyco International is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco completed the spin-off of its healthcare and electronics businesses on June 29, 2007, and today has annual revenue of more than $18 billion and 115,000 employees.

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