Earth Tech wins treatment plant upgrade contracts in Ireland

June 12, 2007
Earth Tech Ireland, a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has been awarded two contracts to upgrade water and wastewater treatment plants in Ireland. Dublin City Council signed a USD$22.3 million (€16.5 million) contract with Earth Tech Ireland to refurbish Ireland's largest drinking water facility, the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant in Kildare. Earth Tech will design and build new filtration...

• Totaling more than USD$40 million (€30.5 million)

LONG BEACH, CA, June 11, 2007 -- Earth Tech Ireland, a business unit of Tyco International Ltd., and a global provider of consulting, engineering and construction services, has been awarded two contracts to upgrade water and wastewater treatment plants in Ireland.

Dublin City Council signed a USD$22.3 million (€16.5 million) contract with Earth Tech Ireland to refurbish Ireland's largest drinking water facility, the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant in Kildare. Earth Tech will design and build new filtration, sedimentation, chemical, and sludge facilities that will help maintain the plant's current technical, environmental and safety standards while greatly upgrading the facility's capacity. The project, which provides the core of Dublin's water supply, will also increase the water treatment plant's capacity from 70 million gallons per day (265 million liters per day) to its peak capability -- 88 mgd (333 Ml/d). The refurbishment project will take four-and-a-half years to complete.

The second agreement is a USD$28.7 million (€21.3 million) design-build-operate project awarded to Earth Tech by the Laois County Council. Earth Tech, with its partner Bowen Construction, will design and build upgrades to the Portlaoise Main Drainage Scheme, which includes a wastewater treatment plant and collection system. Specifically, Earth Tech will provide process design, mechanical and electrical contracting services for the two-year project, which includes new inlet pumping, aeration, sedimentation, tertiary filtration and sludge dewatering and drying units for the 39,000 population equivalent sewage treatment plant. The Earth Tech team will also operate the improved facility for 20 years once it has been commissioned.

"These two projects will leverage Earth Tech's extensive water and wastewater experience as we help Dublin and Laois County improve their infrastructure to meet the future needs of local residents and businesses," said Chris Bateman, Earth Tech's joint managing director. "This expertise will enable us to undertake these complex refurbishment projects while the existing facilities remain in service."

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. and part of the company's Engineered Products & Services segment, 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 Ltd. is a global, diversified company that provides vital products and services to customers in four business segments: Electronics, Fire & Security, Healthcare and Engineered Products & Services. With 2006 revenue of $41 billion, Tyco employs approximately 250,000 people worldwide.

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