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Aqua-Chem, Inc. Awarded 4th Contract for Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the British West Indies

State-of-the-art technology will lower costs and ease maintenance

GRAND TURK, Turks & Caicos Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aqua-Chem, Inc., the leader in global water solutions, proudly announced today it has been awarded a contract for the supply and installation of a 300,000 USGPD (1,136 M3/day) seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government in the British West Indies. This will be the fourth SWRO plant provided by Aqua-Chem, Inc., to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government. Previous agreements were signed in 1994, 1997, and 2001 for facilities producing 20,000, 75,000, and 150,000 USGPD respectively.

This state of the art plant features Aqua-Chem, Inc.’s, process design and energy recovery technology, which provides low lifecycle cost and ease of maintenance. The plant is expected to be operational in the 1st quarter of 2013. The project is Aqua-Chem, Inc.’s, first joint venture with micro utilities developer Matrix Enviro, Ltd., which is based in the Bahamas. Aqua-Chem, Inc., has been a leader in Caribbean SWRO projects for more than 25 years, with operations in countries like the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Haiti, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Jamaica, Mexico, Columbia and Aruba.

David J. Gensterblum, President and CEO, said, “We are gratified by the confidence shown by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government in awarding this contract to Aqua-Chem, Inc. The nearly 20-year-duration of our involvement in supporting the Turks and Caicos’ vital SWRO infrastructure is a testament to the Government’s willingness to address the water needs of residents and visitors alike.”

Governor Damian Roderic (Ric) Todd of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government said, “Aqua-Chem, Inc.’s, technology and service has proven itself well over nearly two decades of operation. We are confident that the relationship will continue to provide value for many years to come.”

About Aqua-Chem, Inc.

Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, Aqua-Chem, Inc. specializes in providing water treatment solutions to a multitude of industries with a full range of thermal and membrane water treatment technologies. These include vapor compression distillation, flash evaporation, reverse osmosis, membrane filtration and ion exchange. The company has been working with the U.S. government since 1943 ensuring deployed troops have drinking water that is safe. Aqua-Chem, Inc. conducts business around the world in the following industrial sectors including offshore oil and gas, pharmaceutical, commercial marine, micro utility, beverage and industrial.

Aqua-Chem, Inc. is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity firm specializing in investing in middle market manufacturing companies domiciled in the U.S.

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Source: Aqua-Chem, Inc.