In other news below:
-- Membrana announces licensing agreement with OKM in China
-- Aarsleff and Køge Municipality enter into partnering contract
-- Bentley publishes 'The Year in Infrastructure' project yearbook
-- ASHRAE names nine new distinguished lecturers
-- Bryan water calendar: 52 weeks of award-winning goodness
-- American Galvanizers Association announces awards winners
-- Dow named best in class
-- HydroFlo system selected for new Canadian site
• Amiantit Eastern Province companies won contract awards in Kingdom topping US$ 33 million In Q4 2006
DAMMAM, March 30, 2007 -- Two of Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company's manufacturing facilities in the Eastern Province wound up 2006 with contract awards amounting to a total of over US$ 33 million received between them in the last quarter of the year. The total amount is made up of 26 orders for various projects across the Kingdom adding up to US$ 33 million.
The majority of the orders are for GRE (glass reinforced epoxy) pipes and fittings that are being produced at the Amiantit Group's manufacturing facility Bondstrand Limited (BSL), while the remaining orders are GRP (glass reinforced polyester) pipes and fittings that are being manufactured at Amiantit Fiberglass Limited (AFIL).
"These contract awards enabled Bondstrand and AFIL to start 2007 with full order books and it is gratifying to see that most of the orders come from within the Kingdom, which is and always has been our core market, " said Eng. Fareed Al-Khalawi, President & CEO of the Amiantit Group. "Furthermore, since most of these orders are for the Bondstrand plant, it totally justifies the investment that we made in researching and developing GRE pipes specifically for the gas and oil industries."
Eng. Fareed went on to say "With the Kingdom and other GCC countries enjoying a boom similar to the early 1970s, there is renewed activity in upgrading existing infrastructures and initiating new projects for the oil and gas industries and municipal water and sewage networks. With this in mind, I am confident that this year will continue as it started and we shall see 2007 close with excellent results."
Amiantit GRP and GRE pipes are corrosion resistant, as well as being strong and durable, yet light in weight, easy to install and environment-friendly. The world patents for Flowtite, the technology used in the manufacture of fibreglass reinforced pipes, is exclusively owned by Amiantit.
While GRE pipes are supplied to countries with oil and gas reserves, Amiantit's environment friendly GRP pipes are in demand worldwide for transporting potable water and in sewage systems. Because they are corrosion resistant, GRP pipes also have industrial uses including transporting highly corrosive seawater for cooling systems. To meet increasing global demand Amiantit has GRP manufacturing facilities strategically located in countries as far apart as Germany and India, and South Africa and Brazil.
Also see: -- "Amiantit Group wins major piping contracts in Egypt, Brazil"
Among other recent headlines:
• Membrana announces licensing agreement with OKM in China
CHARLOTTE, NC, April 1, 2007 -- Membrana GmbH and Dalian OKM Industrial Ltd. have signed a licensing agreement which allows OKM to manufacture and market filtration devices for water treatment utilizing Membrana's UltraPES® 0.7 and 0.8 ultrafiltration membrane in China. OKM filtration products manufactured and sold in China will be marketed as Ultra-Flux™ Filtration Devices. Ultra-Flux is a trademark of Membrana GmbH. The agreement grants OKM exclusive rights to sell water filtration devices into the People's Republic of China with the Ultra-Flux name...
• Aarsleff and Køge Municipality enter into partnering contract on extension of Køge Harbour
Announcement to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange
COPENHAGEN, April 2, 2007 -- Over the coming 10-12 years Køge Municipality and Aarsleff in partnering are to extend a large area around Køge Harbour at an estimated value of DKK 950 million. The extensive construction work is part of Køge Municipality's plan for the near-shore areas at the harbour. The harbour itself is currently under heavy development and the extension possibilities for the industrial and harbour areas are limited...
Also see: --"CIPP technique restores pipeline under River Moscow"
• Bentley publishes 'The Year in Infrastructure' project yearbook
Adds project search tool to Web site
EXTON, PA, April 2, 2007 -- Bentley Systems Incorporated has published "The Year in Infrastructure," a 162-page project yearbook highlighting the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world's infrastructure...
-- "Bentley acquires Design Power to enable front-end engineering design solutions"
-- "Atkins Water wins BE award"
• ASHRAE names nine new distinguished lecturers
ATLANTA, GA, April 2, 2007 -- The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has named nine new Distinguished Lecturers who provide ASHRAE chapters with noted authorities who speak on relevant topics that impact the HVAC&R industry...
Also see: -- "ASHRAE public review process makes for stronger standards"
• Bryan water calendar: 52 weeks of award-winning goodness
BRYAN, TX, April 4, 2007 -- With only three months left in its useful lifetime, the City of Bryan's 2006-2007 Drinking Water Quality Report calendar is enjoying yet another award and, with it, more industry praise...
• American Galvanizers Association announces 2007 Excellence In Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards winners
CENTENNIAL, CO, April 5, 2007 -- The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the 16 winning projects of its 2007 Excellence In Hot-dip Galvanizing Awards competition. Awarded on March 28th at the AGA's annual conference in Cancun, Mexico, the following winning projects were honored for their utilization of hot-dip galvanizing in an ideal, creative, innovative, and/or monumental fashion...
• Dow named best in class
Strong environmental practices and social performance cited in report
MIDLAND, MI, April 9, 2007 -- The Dow Chemical Company has been awarded best in class status from Storebrand Investments, a leading European financial services company committed to socially responsible investment (SRI). Cited for its strong environmental practices and social performance, Dow is the only U.S. chemical company to achieve this honor in Storebrand's most recent, comprehensive SRI report on the industry...
• HydroFlo Water Treatment PLUS system selected for new Canadian site
APEX, NC, April 9, 2007 -- HydroFlo Water Treatment Inc., a portfolio company of HydroFlo Inc., announced today that a HydroFlo Water Treatment PLUS™ system has been specified for installation in a Montreal, Canada subdivision for odor and corrosion control...
Also see: -- "HydroFlo PLUS system selected for Pennsylvania country club"