WaterBriefs: Industrial equipment, systems market to total $11 trillion in next decade

Also in this report: AWWA honors Dudek manager for longstanding leadership; Mariani Packing chooses wastewater treatment system from Siemens Water Technologies; NSF expands global certification services to China; PennFuture praises DEP-PPL agreement to stop Brunner Island water pollution; Witherspoon Acquisition Corp. withdraws tender offer for Schuff International shares; Port Townsend Paper completes air pollution controls project; Jacobs receives Suncor contract...

In other news below:
-- AWWA honors Dudek manager for longstanding leadership
-- Mariani Packing chooses wastewater treatment system from Siemens Water Technologies
-- NSF expands global certification services to China
-- PennFuture praises DEP-PPL agreement to stop Brunner Island water pollution
-- Witherspoon Acquisition Corp. withdraws tender offer for Schuff International shares
-- Port Townsend Paper completes air pollution controls project
-- Jacobs receives Suncor contract

World market for industrial equipment, systems to total $11 trillion in next decade
NORTHFIELD, IL, March 28, 2006 -- In the period of 2006-2015, the world will spend over $1 trillion per year for new systems and equipment to expand its industrial production. This is the forecast appearing in the continually updated report, "World Market for Your Products," published by the McIlvaine Company.

The biggest single category will be energy including the construction of new coal-fired and other power plants, refineries, and substitutes for conventional oil including ethanol, tar sands, and coal liquefaction. Expenditures will average $304 billion/yr.

The next largest segment, environmental, includes air, water, solid waste, and remediation. Electronics expenditures including semiconductors and flat panel displays will exceed motor vehicles. Food processing expenditures will exceed $70 billion/yr.

These expenditures do not include replacement of existing equipment and parts, nor do they include capital investment in non-manufacturing business segments with the exception of mining, oil and gas exploration and power generation.

The total yearly investment in equipment will be $291 billion. This includes cooling towers, furnaces, mixers, dryers, and various machinery.

Component expenditures will average $280 billion. This segment includes pumps, valves, nozzles, motors, compressors and various welded and cast products.

Material expenditures will average $206 billion. This segment includes sheets, piping, ductwork and similar products made of metal, plastic and other materials.

$108 billion will be spent yearly for Information Technology including software, hardware, instruments, and sensors.

The consulting and engineering cost associated with these systems will average $84 billion.

Construction costs will average $165 billion.

For more information on World Market for Your Products, click here.

The McIlvaine Company (www.mcilvainecompany.com) is based in Northfield, IL, with a staff of 35 people that includes engineers, scientists and market researchers.

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Among other recent headlines:

AWWA honors Dudek manager for longstanding leadership -- Dudek's Ray Miller receives prestigious industry association "2006 Outstanding Service Award" -- ENCINITAS, CA, March 28, 2006 -- Dudek, a leading Southern California engineering and environmental consulting firm, today announced that its senior engineering manager Ray Miller received the prestigious "2006 Outstanding Service Award" from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The honor will be formally presented to Miller, an active member for almost 40 years, on June 12 at the AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition in San Antonio...
Also see: "Dudek expands Santa Barbara environmental consulting services for cities and major landowners"

Mariani Packing chooses wastewater treatment system from Siemens Water Technologies -- WARRENDALE, PA, March 28, 2006 -- The Water Technologies division of the Siemens Group Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) is providing Mariani Packing with an integrated, turnkey wastewater treatment system for its Vacaville, CA, food-processing plant. The system will include many different technologies for reducing the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) of high-strength wastewater, and for converting the bio-gas byproduct to useable energy. Siemens is working with GSE Construction on this design-build project, which will be commissioned in Fall 2006...
Also see: "Water Assessments: In search of hidden dividends -- Chemical engineering & water treatment"

NSF expands global certification services to China -- ANN ARBOR, MI, & SHANGHAI, China, March 28, 2006 -- NSF International received approval to establish NSF Shanghai Co. Ltd. from the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA). Based on this approval, the joint venture between NSF International and Shanghai Audit Center of Quality System (SAC) was established. It will fulfill a critical mandate required by China while also expediting the product exporting process for companies through NSF's independent, third-party certification services...
Also see:
-- "NSF International renames its Retail Food Safety Program - Shop Fresh: Consumers benefit from NSF's auditing and testing services for food retailers"

PennFuture praises DEP-PPL agreement to stop Brunner Island water pollution -- Agreement may set precedent nationwide for clean water -- HARRISBURG, PA, March 27, 2006--Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture), along with Michael R. Helfrich, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper; Robert J. Clouser, owner of Clouser's Fly Shop in Royalton, and the Susquehanna Smallmouth Bass Alliance today praised the agreement reached by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and PPL Corporation (PPL) to end violations of the state Clean Streams Law and the federal Clean Water Act at PPL's Brunner Island steam electricity plant in York County. This agreement comes after PennFuture filed a notice of intent to sue to force cleanup at the plant on behalf of PennFuture's members, the Lower Susquehanna Riverkeeper, Clouser and the Smallmouth Alliance. In the agreement, PPL has committed $120 million to construct cooling structures to reduce the temperature of the more than 600 million gallons of cooling water it discharges each day into the Susquehanna River, which is expected to alleviate the violations of the law cited by PennFuture. The violations had caused several large fish kills and impairment of fish habitat...
Also see:
-- "Two Philadelphia-area men charged with dumping untreated sewage into Delaware River"
-- "DEP permit brings clean water to Petroleum Valley Homes in Butler, Armstrong counties"
-- "DEP'S Engineering Services Program helps small water systems solve problems"
-- "Report shows partnership helps systems dramatically improve finished water quality"

Witherspoon Acquisition Corp. withdraws tender offer for Schuff International shares -- PHOENIX, March 28, 2006 -- Schuff International Inc., a family of companies providing fully integrated steel construction services, today announced that Witherspoon Acquisition Corp. has withdrawn its previously announced offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Schuff International, Inc., for $8.50 per share in cash. All shares tendered in the tender offer will be returned as promptly as practicable to the persons who tendered them...

Port Townsend Paper completes air pollution controls project -- PORT TOWNSEND, WA, March 28, 2006 -- Port Townsend Paper Corp. announces the completion of the third stage of projects required for compliance with the Federal regulations of Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT). MACT requires air pollution controls that are as good as the best 12% of control technology currently achieved by our industry. The third stage has been completed ahead of the April 2006 compliance deadline. The first stage of MACT began in 2000 with the installation of gas collection and incineration systems and upgrades to the process sewer system. Stage two followed in 2004 when Port Townsend Paper upgraded air emission controls on our recovery boiler and replaced the scrubber system on our lime kiln stack. The third stage of MACT, a retrofit to the wastewater treatment pond, has been installed. The upgrade consists of a submerged fine bubble aeration system. This system will provide better oxygen transfer to the wastewater stream and will allow more efficient treatment of the process effluent. Port Townsend Paper has invested over $8.1 million on MACT projects since 2000...

Jacobs receives Suncor contract -- PASADENA, CA, March 28, 2006 -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that a subsidiary company received a contract to provide front-end engineering and detailed design services for the new sulphur complex at Suncor's oil sands facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Officials did not disclose the contract value. This scope represents the second stage of engineering design work that Jacobs began in 2004 for Suncor's Voyageur Sulphur Complex, which includes two sour water strippers, an amine unit, two sulphur recovery trains including a future third train, sulphur degassing, and an LT SCOT tail gas treating unit. The project represents the first application of the new LT SCOT Process in North America and the largest application of the process to date. This process is designed to lower operating costs by applying a more efficient catalyst...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: TORR Canada awarded US$20.9 million contract" -- Also in this report (March 27, 2006): Alion awarded $2.8M Navy water purification contract; AGT completes biofilm contract with NIH; Japanese certify FuelCell Energy power plant fueled with sewage digester gas; International Power Group to build two waste-to-energy plants in Ensenada, Mexico; Graham Corp. wins $2.4M in surface condenser contracts for Asia, Middle East; Star Energy to acquire Terrabyte and Mohican River enhanced water flood oil prospect; ConSentry Networks' controller selected to deliver managed LAN security services; ObjectVideo enters OEM partnership with Cornet Technology Inc.; IDS Worldwide Inc. HLS Division signs major security contract; Siemens UV disinfection systems receive DVGW certification; Itron to acquire Quantum Consulting Inc.; Calif. DWR increases 2006 State Water Project allocation to 80%; Johnson Matthey responds to government indictment; WaterPartners passes 100,000 lives milestone on World Water Day; $100M to support clean waterways, control pollution in 23 Pa. counties; Bio-Solutions continues its quest with biodiesel...

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