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H2O signs new $3.2M industrial and wastewater contract

The Corporation has secured the engineering contract to design two identical reverse osmosis trains, each rated at 2,200 m3/day, for an electric vehicle manufacturing plant located in Texas.

January 18, 2021  by CM Staff

QUEBEC CITY — H2O Innovation Inc. announces that it was awarded the engineering contract on a capital equipment project for the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in the US, as well as four new municipal and industrial capital equipment projects. These new contracts, totaling $3.2 M, will bring the Corporation’s Water Technologies & Services sales backlog to $37.1 M.

“Our WTS business has been very active, and their efforts are highlighted by the recent wave of projects we have captured, keeping our WTS backlog very healthy. With our business model, the projects we execute often also lead to opportunities for our other business units down the line”, stated Frédéric Dugré, President and Chief Executive Officer of H2O Innovation.

The Corporation has secured the engineering contract to design two identical reverse osmosis trains, each rated at 2,200 m3/day, for an electric vehicle manufacturing plant located in Texas. Upon successful completion of the engineering work, a purchase order for construction and delivery of the equipment should be issued to the Corporation.

The first project is for an upgrade of the 7,500 m3/day Granbury Wastewater South Plant, in Granbury, Texas. The existing conventional activated sludge plant will be converted to a membrane bioreactor (MBR) facility with biological phosphorus removal. The new equipment builds on the plant’s current infrastructure, reducing the capital cost, and the upgrade is designed using the Corporation’s innovative flexMBR™ universal membrane system, which reduces lifecycle cost.

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The next project awarded to H2O Innovation is for a redesign and replacement of a failing MBR system at a school in the State of Maryland. The Corporation has been selected to make the necessary repairs and improve the durability of the wastewater system using ceramic membranes.

The third project, is the award of a demonstration pilot for its SILOTM technology at an industrial customer in the Midwest US. The SILOTM platform was developed in-house as a simplified approach to MBR treatment for smaller applications and decentralized treatment facilities where installation costs, ease of operation, and low maintenance are key differentiators.

Finally, H2O Innovation has secured a contract in Southern California for the supply of two RO demonstration units at the Hyperion Water Reclamation facility for long-term testing and public outreach. Each unit will be capable of producing up to 134 m3/day treating secondary MBR filtrate. This project reinforces the Corporation’s presence and experience in the critical water reuse market.

According to Mr. Dugré, “We continue to put our efforts into capturing more wastewater, water reuse, and industrial opportunities, characterized by higher gross profit margins, and expanding our presence in Texas, which is a strategic market for us.”