Ottawa, Ontario – November 26, 2012 – BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSX-V: BLM; “BluMetric” or the “Company”), an integrated product and service organization providing intelligent solutions to complex environmental problems in Canada and abroad, is pleased to announce that the Department of National Defence has awarded a Contract to the Company valued at up to $11.5 million. BluMetric was selected to provide Repair and Overhaul Services, Engineering support and Field Service support for the Canadian Navy’s Shipboard Reverse Osmosis Desalination (SROD) systems for up to 5 years.
"Our work with the Canadian Forces is an excellent opportunity to highlight our expertise in the highly technical water treatment field, and provides us with additional base business in a growing international market" said Harry Marshall, President of the BluMetric Water and Wastewater division.
The Contract is for a three-year period totalling $6.9 million with two possible one-year extensions of up to $ 2.3 million each year. The total potential value of the five-year Contract is $11.5 million. The final amount spent in any given year is at DND’s discretion, such amount varying according to the Navy’s needs. The Contract process provides the Canadian Forces with immediate response and support to their equipment requirements. The Company has been awarded similar Contracts by DND in the past, including for the equipment in this new Contract and for the Army’s Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU).
The Canadian Navy operates around the world under demanding conditions. Each frigate has a starboard and port SROD that produces drinking water and general-purpose water for the ship. The Canadian Navy’s water standards are extremely high, and it is essential that during deployments a reliable supply of high quality water is available. The SRODs are based on Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology and require repair and overhaul on a periodic basis.
BluMetric is an integrated product and service organization providing sustainable solutions to complex environmental issues in Canada and abroad. The Company serves clients in many industrial sectors, and at all levels of government, both domestically and internationally.
More information can be obtained at www.blumetric.ca
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