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17.04.2009

ITT and Atlas Copco In Alliance to Provide Energy Saving Solutions For Wastewater Treatment Market

ITT Corporation and Atlas Copco announced they have entered into a worldwide strategic alliance to provide significant energy-saving solutions for municipal wastewater treatment plants.

Energy-efficient blowers from Atlas Copco s Oil-free Air division are now being jointly offered with ITT aeration and mixer technologies to reduce energy costs by up to 40 percent in the secondary treatment phase.

"Joining forces with Atlas Copco in this market means we can now offer our municipal customers a more complete solution for reducing energy consumption," said Jan Pedersen, marketing manager of ITT s Water & Wastewater business.

ITT has determined that 55 percent of energy costs at treatment plants are incurred by aeration blowers. This led to the decision to collaborate with a blower manufacturer that specified energy efficiency in its core design.

"Atlas Copco became our obvious choice in view of its energy-efficient ZB and ZS+ range of blowers," explained John P. Williamson, president of ITT s Water & Wastewater business. "Atlas Copco also has a global organization matching ITT s worldwide capacity to provide prompt and reliable after-sales service in some 140 countries."

Rollout of the joint initiative has already occurred in Europe and is now proceeding in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

"We expect this partnership to drive sales for both companies and produce significant savings for our joint customers — the municipalities," said Ronnie Leten, president of Atlas Copco s Compressor Technique business area. "They will be getting the expertise of ITT as the world leader in wastewater treatment plant fluid handling, along with the assurance of achieving maximum energy efficiency regardless of setup."

With its knowledge of energy-efficiency in blower control, Atlas Copco will also support ITT with plant audits, resulting in further optimization of installations and operations.

About ITT Water & Wastewater
Headquartered in Sweden, operates in some 140 countries across the world, with own plants in Europe, China and North and South America. Integrated solutions for fluid handling are offered by ITT Water & Wastewater as a world leader in transport and treatment of wastewater. ITT Water & Wastewater provides a complete range of water, wastewater and drainage pumps, equipment for monitoring and control, units for primary and secondary biological treatment, products for filtration and disinfection, and related services.

About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company generated 2008 sales of $11.7 billion.

About Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 136 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2008, Atlas Copco had 34,000 employees and revenues of BSEK 74 (BEUR 7.7). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.

Oil-free Air is a division within Atlas Copco s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets oil-free air compressors for all kind of industries worldwide where the air quality is vital, and oil-injected compressors for less critical applications. The division focuses on air optimization systems and quality air solutions to further improve customers productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.

Source: ITT Corporation

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