Biwater, AEWT join forces to tackle growing world desalination market

Biwater USA Inc., an international water and wastewater treatment company based in Florida and a wholly owned subsidiary of Britain's Biwater Plc., reported Sept. 7 it had acquired Advanced Environmental Water Technologies Inc. (AEWT), a supplier of advanced membrane systems with one of the largest municipal installed capacities in the world...

LONDON, Sept. 19, 2005 -- Biwater USA Inc., an international water and wastewater treatment company based in Florida, reported Sept. 7 it had acquired Advanced Environmental Water Technologies Inc. (AEWT), a supplier of advanced membrane systems with one of the largest municipal installed capacities in the world. Biwater USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of British company Biwater Plc.

Following the acquisition AEWT will pursue opportunities in the U.S. market and internationally under its new trade name Biwater AEWT. The company will continue to operate from its office in Pasadena, Calif., but will be based in Miami, Fla.

The combined expertise of Biwater and AEWT will provide clients with integrated design and project management solutions for the complete treatment scheme.
Biwater's CEO, Larry Magor commented, "The purchase of AEWT will enable Biwater to expand its business profile and become a significant global player in the application of advanced membrane separation technologies. Together we will meet the growing demand for the supply of high quality water irrespective of the source."

The company's websites include: www.biwater.co.uk and www.thinkh2o.com.

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