Aquatech strengthens position in HPI/CPI industry with Mideast contracts

Aquatech International Corporation, a leader in the field of industrial water & wastewater treatment, recently received several water treatment contracts for projects in the hydrocarbon and chemical processing industries (HPI/CPI) industry in the Middle East. This includes demineralization, condensate polishing units and other equipment for use in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait...

CANONSBURG, PA, April 2006 -- Aquatech International Corporation, a leader in the field of industrial water & wastewater treatment, recently received several water treatment contracts for projects in the hydrocarbon and chemical processing industries (HPI/CPI) industry in the Middle East.

For Eastern Petrochemical Co. (Sharq)'s third-phase expansion of its polyethylene complex in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, Aquatech will supply demineralization and condensate polishing units in January 2007. These units have treatment capacities of 1,267,200 GPD and 2,534,400 GPD respectively. Aquatech received this order from Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd. of the United Kingdom.

For Ras Laffan Olefin Co.'s Ethane Cracker in Ras Laffan Industrial City in Qatar, Aquatech will be supplying demineralization and condensate polishing units through a contract from Technip of France. These units have capacities of 2 x 308 GPM and 3 x 1394 GPM respectively and will be delivered in November of this year.

In Kuwait, Equate Petrochemical Co. has a facility, Olefins II, which will receive an Aquatech water treatment system in August of 2006. Fluor of the Netherlands is Aquatech's direct customer.

Most recently, Aquatech received a contract from Italy's Snamprogetti, for a polishing system that will be installed in Saudi Aramco's Khursaniyah Producing Facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This equipment, with a capacity of 2 x 270 GPM will be delivered in January 2007.

Aquatech International Corp. (www.aquatech.com), with headquarters 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, the company 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. Through subsidiaries and overseas offices, it has global sourcing and fabrication capabilities to suit logistics of project sites throughout the world.

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