Canadian Manufacturing

BluMetric wins navy service contract renewal for shipboard desalination systems

Two new contracts will net the Canadian cleantech company $3.5M



OTTAWA—BluMetric Environmental Inc. has been awarded a one-year contract extension with the Department of National Defense, as well as a separate contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. The contracts total $3.5 million.

The company’s Royal Canadian Navy service contract is a one-year extension to BluMetric’s standing-offer contract to provide repair and service support for the nacy’s Shipboard Reverse Osmosis Desalination systems. The original contract for $6.9 million spanned three years. The company said its repair, maintenance, and overhaul program for DND’s SRODs has amply demonstrated the company’s service and technology prowess. The renewal will bring the total contract value to $8.6 million.

“The key to the type of long-term client relationships at which BluMetric excels is customer satisfaction,” Jim Hotchkies, BluMetric’s senior vice-president of business development and growth, said. “BluMetric approaches each customer’s situation with an eye to delivering quick, cost-effective, customized solutions. The demanding conditions experienced both in the High Arctic and on Canada’s frigates and submarines, and the rigorous environmental standards required, demand precisely the kinds of solutions for which BluMetric is best known, playing to BluMetric’s strengths.”

The other $1.7 million contract, which will be made through Public Works and Government Services Canada, assigns BluMetric to “assess various sites in the High Arctic and develop remedial plans to protect and improve the environment.” The company said the project will be initiated as soon as possible to take advantage of the short summer field work season. The remedial plans will be developed following the field program, BluMetric added.

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