Jan 13, 2016

Xcel Energy Awards Contract to Progressive Water Treatment

New boiler feedwater treatment plant utilizes Dow Chemical products

OriginClear Inc., a provider of water treatment solutions, has announced that Minnesota-based public utility Xcel Energy awarded the company’s subsidiary Progressive Water Treatment Inc. (PWT) a large-scale contract for a boiler feedwater treatment system. The contract totals nearly $2 million and uniquely utilizes Dow Chemical products, including ultrafiltration (UF), reverse osmosis (RO) and electrodeionization (EDI) processes.

“We’ve found that our happy customers are also repeat customers,” said Marc Stevens, PWT’s president. “Xcel Energy is a longtime client of Progressive Water Treatment. This new contract is for one of Xcel’s power plants in Texas. The nearly $2 million project involves treating a site groundwater source for high-pressure boiler feed makeup. The primary processes that will be used to treat the ground water are UF, RO and EDI, all sourced from Dow Chemical.”

“Dow and Progressive Water Treatment have partnered to develop several treatment systems over the past 12 years,” said Dow Chemical Senior Account Manager Tom McCandless. “PWT was the first original equipment manufacturer in North America to design and build a system using 100% Dow UF, RO and EDI products. We’re addressing industry standards for better quality and reliability and we’re looking forward to serve as the supplier on this new contract.”

“We believe this contract, and numerous others like it, validates OriginClear’s decision to acquire Progressive Water Treatment,” said Bill Charneski, president of the OriginClear Group. “Our strategy, to build a group of water treatment service companies that serve all water-intensive industries and regions, is well underway. We intend to complete our second water services acquisition this year, and we are in discussion with several other companies.”

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