WaterBriefs: Severn Trent Services supplies water meters in Middle East

Also in this report: Nikkiso Pumps acquires Canned Motor Pump line; Angus Chemical AMP production unaffected by hurricanes; World Bank to launch $4M competition; King County looks for RFPs on wastewater marine outfall project; Amiantit wins US$68 million in Saudi pipe contracts for oil, petrochemical markets; Nalco imposes surcharges for industrial, institutional customers; TTCM China signs $11.3M in piping contracts; CEO chosen for new UK water consumer champion; Pentair realigns management...

In other news below:
-- Nikkiso Pumps America acquires Canned Motor Pump line
-- Angus Chemical AMP production unaffected by hurricanes
-- Amiad Filtration to present at NRWA, regional AWWA meeting
-- Water quality leaders to explore latest treatment methods at WQTC
-- World Bank seeks best ideas for water, sanitation and energy projects
-- King County to bid construction management contracts for marine outfall project
-- Amiantit wins US$68 million in Saudi pipe contracts for oil, petrochemical markets
-- MWH appoints water quality services director, small contractor coordinator
-- Nalco adopts transportation, energy surcharges for industrial, institutional customers
-- Aqua Pennsylvania changes customer service number for over 350,000 customers
-- TTCM China signs piping contracts valued at $11.3 million dollars
-- Chief executive chosen for new UK water consumer champion
-- Pentair announces management realignment to advance global growth strategy
-- Walter Industries completes Mueller Water Products acquisition
-- Foodservice consultants choose Hobart 2005 Manufacturer of the Year

Severn Trent Services supplies water meters in Middle East
FORT WASHINGTON, PA, Oct. 4, 2005 -- Severn Trent Services' SmartMeter™ fluidic oscillation water meters have been selected by Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) in the United Arab Emirates to upgrade the Authority's water metering technology. SmartMeter solid-state water meters have been specified by ADWEA to replace existing mechanical meters in order to meet the utility's requirement to improve metering accuracy and reliability. An additional key feature of SmartMeters is their capability to communicate metering data using various networked AMR systems...
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Nikkiso Pumps America acquires Canned Motor Pump line
PLUMSTEADVILLE, PA, Oct. 4, 2005 -- Nikkiso Pumps America Inc. announced Sept. 22 its acquisition of the assets and rights to the Canned Motor Pump product line of Sundyne Corp., of Arvada, Colo. Financial terms were not disclosed. Effective immediately, the Canned Motor Pump products as well as the entire Nikkiso Non-Seal Pump line will be available from Nikkiso Pumps America through a newly formed Sealless Representative Network...
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Angus Chemical AMP production unaffected by hurricanes
BUFFALO GROVE, IL, & HORGEN, Switzerland, Oct. 4, 2005 -- The Angus Chemical Co.'s operations site in Sterlington, La., is safe and running at normal operating rates with AMP™ dispersant production rates continuing to hit record levels, according to Mark Henning, Angus president and CEO...
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Amiad Filtration to present at NRWA, regional AWWA meeting
OXNARD, CA, Oct. 4, 2005 -- Dr. Marcus Allhands, senior applications engineer at the Oxnard, Calif., firm will present papers at Calif./Nev. section of American Water Works Association, as well as the National Rural Water Association Annual Conference. At the AWWA event, Amiad senior application engineer Dr. Marcus Allhands will present his paper: "From Flush to Lush: Water Reuse". At the NRWA Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Oct. 9-12 in Sacramento, he'll present his paper: "One step in the treatment of creative water sources in arid climates: a primer on pressurized filtration" on Wednesday, Oct. 12...
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Water quality leaders to explore latest treatment methods at WQTC
DENVER, CO, Oct. 4, 2005 -- More than 1,200 of the top minds in the water quality field will gather Nov. 6-10 in the Quebec City Convention Centre to examine the latest technology and practices for keeping drinking water safe at the American Water Works Association's Water Quality Technology ConferenceSM & Exposition (WQTC). The conference includes more than 30 technical sessions and 75 exhibits showcasing innovations in water treatment, testing and protection. Attendees will include water quality specialists, water utility management, treatment plant managers, scientists, engineers, laboratory personnel and distributors...
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World Bank seeks best ideas for water, sanitation and energy projects
WASHINGTON, October 3, 2005 -- The World Bank said it would hold a competition to award $4 million to the best ideas to provide clean water, sanitation, and energy to local communities in developing countries lacking these basic services. Entitled, "Innovation in Water, Sanitation, and Energy Services for Poor People," this year's Development Marketplace competition seeks proposals for local, small-scale projects with the potential to be scaled up. The winners will be selected by an international jury of World Bank and independent development experts at the Development Marketplace event on May 9, 2006, in Washington D.C...
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King County to bid construction management contracts for marine outfall project
SEATTLE, WA, Oct. 3, 2005 -- King County, Wash., announced plans to procure design-build and construction management contracts for a deep-water marine outfall that will be part of the county's $1.4 billion Brightwater wastewater treatment system project. This project is a new wastewater treatment system that will be built north of Seattle. It's scheduled to begin operating in 2010...
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Amiantit wins US$68M in Saudi pipe contracts for oil, petrochemical markets
DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 2, 2005 -- In a step to reinforce the leading position of Saudi Arabia's Amiantit Company, CEO engineer Fareed Yousef Al-Khalawi has won strategic contracts for projects worth US$50 million. The huge 4-meter diameter fiberglass pipes will supply plants Sharq and Yansab in the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu with seawater for their cooling systems. It also won a number of contracts for ARAMCO worth US$18 million for supplying fiberglass reinforced epoxy pipe systems used in fire fighting systems and for transporting petrochemicals and potable water. GRE systems are well known internationally for their high resistance to chemicals and industrial waste...
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MWH appoints water quality services director, small contractor coordinator
BROOMFIELD, CO, Sept. 30, 2005 -- Richard Haimann, P.E., has joined MWH, a global environmental services and construction company, as water quality services director for southern California, operating from its Los Angeles office. Kerwen Whatley also is named new national program coordinator for MWH's Small Contractor Development Program -- an outreach program designed to help local businesses, including minority- and women-owned, and historically underutilized businesses improve their ability to bid on sophisticated, high-value municipal, county and state projects...
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Among other recent headlines:
Nalco adopts transportation, energy surcharges for industrial, institutional customers -- NAPERVILLE, IL, Oct. 4, 2005 -- Nalco Holding Company announced it has enacted an emergency transportation and energy surcharge on products shipped to Industrial and Institutional Services division customers in North America. Rising energy and fuel costs have dramatically increased manufacturing and transportation expenses. The surcharge applies to both contract and non-contract transactions for shipments made beginning on Oct. 5 and is tied to rising natural gas, diesel fuel and freight costs. Energy and transportation costs will be evaluated routinely, and the surcharge will be adjusted and/or eliminated accordingly...

Aqua Pennsylvania changes customer service number for over 350,000 customers -- BRYN MAWR, PA, Oct. 4, 2005 -- About 350,000 customers of Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. in southeastern Pennsylvania will be dialing a new number for customer service and water emergencies beginning Oct. 5. The company is the largest water utility in the suburban Philadelphia area. Aqua is changing the 800 number currently used by customers in Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks and Berks counties as it prepares to centralize its customer service operations with its sister companies in 12 other states. Eventually, the company's customer call center located in Bryn Mawr will be expanded and will handle customer calls from throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey and New York...

TTCM China signs piping contracts valued at $11.3 million -- MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Oct. 4, 2005 -- TTCM China Inc., a supplier of glass-reinforced plastic pipes, reports that it has signed 19 contracts with multiple provincial and local government agencies and businesses. The total value of the contracts is worth over $11.03 million dollars. One of the contracts is for city of Le Qing in Fu Jian Province. TTCM will provide pipelines as well as participating in the construction of upgrading the city's wastewater purification project. The value of this particular contract is worth over a half million dollars, and the project is under way...

Chief executive chosen for new UK water consumer champion -- LONDON, Oct. 4, 2005 -- The Consumer Council for Water (CCWater) today announced the appointment of Tony Smith as its CEO, according to a news release posted by the Office of Water (Ofwat) affiliate to the Government News Network. Smith has senior management experience in the water industry as a director with the North Scotland Water Authority. He has also served in senior management positions in the rail, electricity and fast-moving consumer goods sectors. He is currently director of Competition and Consumer Affairs at Ofwat...

Pentair announces management realignment to advance global growth strategy -- GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn., Oct. 3, 2005 -- To accelerate its global growth initiatives, Pentair today announced a management realignment. Effective immediately, international operations are the responsibility of Vice Chairman Richard J. Cathcart and all non-North American businesses now report to him. North American operations are realigned with president and COO Charles M. Brown still responsible for Pump and Pool operations. President and COO Michael V. Schrock is now responsible for Filtration and Enclosures operations. Cathcart retains strategic leadership of its Water segment, and Schrock retains strategic leadership of its Enclosures segment...

Walter Industries completes Mueller Water Products acquisition -- TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 3, 2005 -- Walter Industries Inc. announced that it completed its acquisition of Mueller Water Products, a leading supplier of flow control products for the water infrastructure industry. Chairman and CEO Gregory E. Hyland said, "The acquisition of Mueller, combined with U.S. Pipe, gives us meaningful scale in the water infrastructure market which we believe will continue to be a growth industry for many years to come." Integration benefits of $25-35 million are expected on a run-rate basis within the first 24 months and could be substantially higher as further production, purchasing and sales improvements are realized...

Foodservice consultants choose Hobart 2005 Manufacturer of the Year -- TROY, OH, Oct. 3, 2005 -- Members of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) Association have voted Hobart the 2005 Manufacturer of the Year, FCSI announced at its Annual Conference in Anaheim, California. The honor marks the third time in six years that the FCSI has recognized Hobart with a major award. In 1999, FCSI awarded Hobart's 2000-Series Slicer with the prestigious Distinguished Development Award. In 2003, Hobart earned the Association's Honorable Mention for Manufacturer of the Year, the only company to receive the distinction...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: GE expands $20M healthcare, infrastructure initiative in Africa to include water" -- Also in this report (Oct. 3, 2005): Tetra Tech wins $50 million EPA 'STREAMS' program; Experts gather to address nation's critical infrastructure, environment; Infiltrator Systems sold to Philadelphia private equity firm; AwwaRF enlists HDR for two research studies; New UK water consumer champion ready to be 'vocal and visible'; R.W. Beck named Nashua, N.H.'s oversight consultant; CH2M Hill acquires BBS Corp.; Innovative wastewater treatment processes boost U.S. equipment market to $1.3 billion; Stevens Water Monitoring president elected to Burnham Institute board; Canadian activists receive alternative Nobel prize'; Investments in infrastructure benefit city of North Perth, Perth County; Guilty plea in Canada's Pennask Creek pollution offenses; Berkeley lab technology could help areas flooded by Katrina, Rita; IJC to hold 14 public meetings on future of Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement...

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