Canadian electric generation company to use USFilter Actiflo® process to treat water

TransAlta Corporation has awarded USFilter a USD $7 million contract to use its ACTIFLO® technology in TransAlta's water treatment program.

SAINT-LAURENT, Quebec, Oct. 3, 2001 — TransAlta Corporation has awarded USFilter a USD $7 million contract to use its ACTIFLO® technology in TransAlta's water treatment program.

TransAlta, Canada's largest non-regulated electric generation and marketing company, is upgrading to the USFilter technology to replenish their historical impact on the water level of Wabamun Lake, west of Edmonton. Two of TransAlta's three power plants located in the Wabamun Lake area use water from the lake in the power generation process.

"Sustainable development is important to TransAlta," says Jim Benedict, General Manager, Sundance power plant. "Ensuring we have an effective water treatment program is part of that commitment."

The ACTIFLO technology by USFilter's John Meunier Products, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, meets the strict project requirements of 0.06 NTU turbidity and non-living zooplankton. John Meunier Products is also offering the client a stringent process performance warranty, guaranteeing a yearly volume of 8 million cubic meters per year of treated water at the appropriate water quality.

The ACTIFLO process is a compact, high-rate clarification system, producing high-quality effluent with a small footprint. In Canada, it is marketed by John Meunier Products, and by USFilter's Kruger Products in the U.S.

TransAlta has more than $7 billion in assets and 8,000 megawatts of capacity. As one of North America's lowest cost energy suppliers, the company's growth is focused on developing coal and gas-fired generation in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.

USFilter is a Vivendi Water company, the global provider of commercial, industrial, municipal and residential water and wastewater treatment systems, products and services, with operations in more than 100 countries. Together, Vivendi Water, Onyx (solid waste and industrial services), Dalkia (energy management), and Connex (transportation and logistics) comprise Vivendi Environnement, the largest environmental services company in the world with annual revenues of more than $23 billion. USFilter invites you to visit its web site at http://www.usfilter.com.

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