WaterBriefs: Ex-Pentair exec, engineering consultant form Water Science & Marketing LLC

Also in this report: China Evergreen completes $3.6M WWTP in Shandong Province; NY engineering council honors Rixner, Boyce; EU approves Crompton-Great Lakes Chemical merger; American Capital invests $30 mln in NPC buyout; Alfa Laval wins $12.8 mln Pakistan water project; Iraq Update -- Work continues on Karbala water plant; Office of Surface Mining proposes EIS for stream buffer zone rule...

In other news below, see:
-- China Evergreen completes $3.6M WWTP in Shandong Province
-- NY engineering council chapter honors Rixner, Boyce
-- European authorities approve Crompton-Great Lakes Chemical merger
-- American Capital invests $30 million in buyout of NPC
-- Alfa Laval wins US$12.8 million contract for Pakistan water project
-- Iraq Update: Work continues on Karbala water plant
-- Office of Surface Mining proposes EIS for stream buffer zone rule

Ex-Pentair exec, engineering consultant form Water Science & Marketing LLC
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 28, 2005 -- Ex-senior vice president of Pentair Water Technologies Jorge Fernandez and Phillip Olsen, owner of Midwest Water Engineering, have partnered together to form a new consulting business focused on water treatment. The new company is Water Science & Marketing LLC...
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China Evergreen completes water treatment project in Shandong Province
GUANGZHOU, China, June 28, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- China Evergreen Environmental Corp. has completed a 20,000 ton per day municipal wastewater treatment facility in Hai Yang City of Shandong Province. The project, contracted on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis was completed, on time and within cost parameters, at a total investment of $3.6 million and will generate average revenue of $600,000-650,000 per annum over the total project life of 22 years...
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NY engineering council honors Rixner, Boyce
ALBANY, NY, June 28, 2005 -- Joseph J. Rixner, P.E., has been named Engineer of the Year and Paul K. Boyce, P.E., New Principal of the Year for 2005 by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York. Both men were honored June 6 at ACEC New York's spring conference at The Westin New York at Times Square...
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European authorities approve Crompton's merger with Great Lakes Chemical
MIDDLEBURY, CT, June 27, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Crompton Corporation announced that it received formal clearance June 15 from the European competition authorities of its proposed merger with Great Lakes Chemical Corporation. Issue now goes before companies' shareholders on July 1...
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American Capital invests $30 million in buyout of NPC
BETHESDA, MD, June 24, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) -- Afterward, American Capital Strategies Ltd. will own 89% of NPC Inc., a designer and manufacturer of flexible, rubber pipe-to-manhole connectors for sanitary sewer, stormwater and drainage systems...
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Alfa Laval wins US$12.8 million contract for drinking water project in Pakistan
KARACHI, Pakistan, June 24, 2005 -- Alfa Laval reported June 14 it received a contract from DHA Cogen Ltd. in Karachi, Pakistan, for a desalination facility including two multiple effect desalination units, with a total capacity of about 14 million liters per day [3.7 million gpd]. The final delivery will be during the second half of 2006...
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Iraq Update: Work continues on Karbala water plant
WASHINGTON, DC, June 24, 2005 -- At the city's center, the plant is located near one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines. In addition to providing water to city residents, potable water is supplied seasonally to an estimated three million pilgrims...
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Office of Surface Mining proposes EIS for stream buffer zone rule
WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2005 (Environmental News Link) -- OSM is seeking public comment on its plans to do an environmental impact statement (EIS) on its rulemaking proposal known as the "stream buffer zone rule,"after determining one or more alternatives being considered could potentially have significant impacts on the human environment...
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In earlier newsbriefs, see:
-- "WaterBriefs: R.W. Beck, Mott MacDonald form joint venture" -- Also in this report (June 27, 2005): Army Corps improves approach to water resources planning; Mattson/Witt Precision Products buys Alamo Water's Barrington, Ill., operations; Insituform Technologies announces two executive promotions; Parsons appoints Albrecht to head new construction group...

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