Earth Tech Wins USD$10.5 Million Contract


As part of a joint venture with Morrison Construction, Earth Tech has been awarded a USD$10.5 million (£5.2 million) contract by Yorkshire Water to upgrade the Albert Water Treatment Plant in West Yorkshire, UK.

The Earth Tech joint venture will install a new Magnetic Ion Exchange (MIEX) System that will increase the plant’s efficiency while lowering operating costs. The MIEX system works by filtering the water to remove the manganese and reducing the color and organic compounds before distribution into the local water supply. This will be the first installation of MIEX in the UK, but the process has been successfully used for water treatment applications in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.

The Albert Water Treatment Plant supplies 14.5 million gallons (55 million litres) of water to 195,400 people in Halifax and the surrounding Calderdale area. Earth Tech’s improvements will mean that the treatment plant will produce higher quality water that will be guaranteed for the next 20 years.

The project work is scheduled to begin this month and is expected to be completed by December 2008.

“The location of the Albert Water Treatment Plant is a challenge in itself,” explains Ian Jones, Operations Director of the Earth Tech Morrison joint venture. “Originally built in the 1980’s, the plant is located in a well-developed residential area, which requires us to design the additional facility and plant upgrades around the plant’s existing parking area. Here we can construct the additional plant to treat our rising water processing demands using MIEX.”

“Local communities will benefit directly from a more efficient, reliable and ecologically sound wastewater treatment service,” adds Tony White, Managing Director of Earth Tech’s European operations. “We have a long and successful history working with Yorkshire Water and are delighted to have won this contract.”

About Earth Tech

Earth Tech Inc. is a global provider of a full suite of engineering, construction and operations services to the international water/wastewater, environmental, transportation, and facilities markets. A business unit of Tyco International Ltd., Earth Tech employs some 7,000 talented people, delivering services to customers in 15 countries. Founded in 1970, Earth Tech is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

About Tyco International

Tyco International (NYSE: TYC) is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries. Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products. Tyco completed the spin-off of its healthcare and electronics businesses on June 29, 2007, and today has annual revenue of more than $18 billion and 115,000 employees.

Source: Earth Tech

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