Aquatech awarded water contract for fifth coal power plant

Bechtel Power Corp. deal is for design and supply of equipment that will treat water from Lake Michigan to be used as boiler feed water for the planned expansion of the Oak Creek Power Plant Elm Road Generating Station. In other news, firm completes Arab desal plant, water treatment system for Minn. biomass fueled power plant, zero liquid discharge system for Calif. power plant...

CANONSBURG, PA, Sept. 30, 2005 -- Aquatech International Corp., a leading supplier of custom engineered water treatment equipment, recently received a contract for a complete water treatment system from Bechtel Power Corporation for the planned expansion of the Oak Creek Power Plant, the Elm Road Generating Station.

Aquatech will design and supply equipment that will treat water from Lake Michigan to be used as boiler feed water for the power plant. The water treatment equipment features ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis and mixed bed systems.

The Elm Road Generating Station, developed and owned by WE Energies includes the construction of two 615-megawatt supercritical coal-fueled generating units. Bechtel Power Corporation is the EPC contractor.

This contract is the fifth in a series of coal power plants for Aquatech. Other contracts include: a cogeneration plant in Nevada for Newmont Mining; Weston Steam Plant, Unit 4 for Wisconsin Public Service; Springerville Unit 3 in Arizona for Tri State/Tucson Electric; and Santee Cooper's Cross Generating Station, Unit 3 in South Carolina.

Aquatech International Corp. (www.aquatech.com), based in Canonsburg, Pa., specializes in industrial water purification technologies. Primary product groups offered by Aquatech are Raw Water Treatment, Ion Exchange, Membrane Processes, Wastewater Recycle / Reuse, Zero Liquid Discharge, Industrial Concentration and Desalination. For nearly 25 years Aquatech has executed over 450 projects, integrating several of its product groups, in over 40 countries across the globe for the power generation, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, microelectronics, and other industries. Aquatech, through its subsidiaries and offices, has global sourcing and fabrication capabilities to suit logistics of project sites throughout the world.

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In other recent company news:
-- "Aquatech strengthens reputation as a world class supplier of desalination systems"
-- "Aquatech awarded water treatment for Minnesota biomass fueled power plant"
-- Aquatech awarded zero liquid discharge contract in California

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