H2O Innovation Inc. was awarded, at the end of its second quarter and in January 2015, six new contracts for an aggregate amount of 14 million Canadian dollars, mainly for the supply of drinking water systems to municipal customers. With the addition of these new contracts, the backlog for water treatment projects has reached CA$38.2 million at the beginning of the third quarter.
In addition, H2O Innovation announced the implementation of its proprietary remote monitoring solution, SPMC (System Performance Monitoring Center), at a municipality located in Florida for a period of three years.
Among the contracts, the most significant is for the design, manufacture and commissioning of a complete drinking water system for the town of Innisfil, Ontario. This ultrafiltration system (UF) will have an initial capacity of 38,000 cu meters per day, or 10 million gal per day (mgd) and will employ H2O Innovation’s FiberFlex skids, allowing interchangeability between different types of UF membrane modules. The system treats surface water with a total of six trains. The first four trains are used for primary treatment of the surface water while the other two produce drinking water from the backwash water generated from the first four trains. This process will maximize the overall recovery of the plant.
H2O Innovation also added the Possum Kingdom project for the city of Abilene, Texas. This reverse osmosis system designed, manufactured and commissioned by H2O Innovation, with a capacity of 41,600 cu meters per day (11 mgd), will treat surface water post microfiltration. For this municipality, the implementation of such a treatment process is part of its strategy to utilize available water sources to alleviate the current drought as well as to provide for future demands. As part of another project in the U.S., the company will design, manufacture and commission a reverse osmosis system with a total capacity of 11,355 cu meters per day (3 mgd) to treat brackish water for the community of Craven County in North Carolina.
In Western Canada, the company has been awarded two other projects. The first consists of the design, manufacture and commissioning of three integrated ultrafiltration and nanofiltration systems (UF-NF) also using the FiberFlex skid. These systems for the Northern Alberta Water Treatment Plants in John D’Or Prairie, Boyer River and Meander River will have respective nominal capacity of 980 cu meters per day (0.26 mgd), 416 cu meters per day (0.1 mgd) and 438 cu meters per day (0.1 mgd). The FiberFlex skids will allow the addition of extra production capacity of each of these systems when needed. The project completing this set of new contracts is for the tertiary treatment of mining effluent at a site located in northern British Columbia. This contract consists of a rental, for a minimum six-month period, of four insulated containerized media filtration units that can handle a flow of 2,721 cu meters per day (720,000 gal per day).
"We are pleased to see our water treatment systems backlog being renewed and maintained at such a high level. The efforts undertaken by our sales team to cover new territories in Canada and the United States and to maintain our presence in municipal and industrial sectors, allows us to continue our growth trajectory. Investments in infrastructure, especially those for the treatment of water, are becoming the main drivers to revitalize or maintain regional economies. We are positioned better than ever to respond to the growing demand for municipal water projects in Canada and the United States,” said Frédéric Dugré, president and CEO of H2O Innovation.
The company also announced the execution of a service agreement for a period of three years with the municipality of Everglades, Fla., to assist the municipality in the operation of its drinking water system by using H2O Innovation’s SPMC remote monitoring solution. This monitoring solution, developed in-house, enables remote access to operating parameters at the water plant, collation and analysis of the data, and generation of performance graphs which helps end users determine operational trends. This tool facilitates interpretation of data, automatically prepares reports and offers significant improvements in efficiency to water treatment system operators and managers by enabling their decision making processes.
Source: H2O Innovation