H2O Innovation inc.

H2O Innovation inc.

March 08, 2012 08:00 ET

H2O Innovation Awarded CAD$2.8 Million in Contracts for Industrial and Municipal Water Treatment Systems

All amounts in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated.

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 8, 2012) - H2O Innovation Inc. ("H2O Innovation" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:HEO)(ALTERNEXT:MNEMO:ALHEO) announces today that it was recently awarded $2.8 million in new contracts. These new contracts will see H2O Innovation provide custom-built water treatment systems to industrial and municipal end-users in the United States and Canada. The contracts bring H2O Innovation's equipment order backlog to $28.6 million as of March 8, 2012.

The most significant contract announced today will see H2O Innovation design, fabricate, deliver and install a Bio-Brane™ membrane bio-reactor wastewater treatment and water reuse system to an industrial end-user active in the oil and gas sector in Northern Alberta. The aboveground steel package Bio-Brane™ system will be used to treat sanitary wastewater from the client's work camp. H2O Innovation's BioBrane™ technology is a high-efficiency IFAS MBR (integrated fixed-film activated sludge and membrane bioreactor) system used for municipal or industrial wastewater treatment and water reuse applications around the world.

"We are delighted to have been selected by an industry-leading oil and gas producer to deliver our unique Bio-Brane™ wastewater treatment system to one of their work camps in Northern Alberta. Our client noted as key differentiators of our offering its containment in a single building, along with its smaller footprint, lower energy consumption and flexibility in operating with variable charges and flows", stated Frédéric Dugré, President and CEO of H2O Innovation. "To support our growth in the mining and energy sectors, we are looking to add sales, engineering and project management resources to our Calgary office", concluded Frédéric Dugré.

Another contract will see H2O Innovation build and deliver a system to a municipal end-user, the City of Hillsboro, North Dakota, for which the Company will manufacture a nanofiltration/reverse osmosis membrane softening water treatment system for the production of drinking water. Under other contracts, the Company will manufacture and deliver smaller reverse osmosis membrane water treatment systems to industrial and municipal end-users in the United States and Canada.

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About H2O Innovation

Building on 11 years of experience, H2O Innovation provides integrated technological water treatment solutions based on membrane filtration technology to municipal, energy & mining end-users. H2O Innovation designs state-of-the-art custom-built water treatment systems for the production of drinking water and industrial process water, the reclamation and reuse of water, and the treatment of wastewater, while providing a complete line of specialty chemicals and consumables for membrane filtration and reverse osmosis systems. With more than 100 employees and seven locations in North America, H2O Innovation is also a founding partner of H2O Innovation India, a joint venture based in Mumbai, India. Shares of H2O Innovation are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (HEO) and the NYSE Euronext Alternext Exchange (MNEMO:ALHEO). For more, visit www.h2oinnovation.com.

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