H2O Innovation has announced that its Water Technologies & Services (WTS) business line was recently awarded six new water treatment projects. These new contracts, with a total value of $9.4 M, increase the WTS backlog to $62.1 M.
The Corporation was awarded two First Nations projects in Northern Alberta, Canada. The first contract involves a drinking water rental system to provide water for the community of Garden River while the full-scale drinking water project is being completed. The other project is for an emergency expansion of the John D’Or drinking water plant to accommodate the needs of communities that have been displaced by the recent wildfires. “It is essential that our Indigenous communities have access to reliable drinking water and wastewater treatment equipment. Our service team has prioritized the rapid deployment in support of Indigenous Services Canada and the local communities,” stated Frédéric Dugré, President, Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of H2O Innovation. This project has already commenced and is expected to be completed in July 2023.
In addition, H2O Innovation has secured a project for a turnkey deployable water treatment system that uses granular activated carbon (GAC), one of the primary technologies used for PFAS removal, to polish the drinking water at an amusement park in the State of New York, USA. This newly awarded project was derived from execution of cross selling initiatives between business pillars, as this is an existing client of the Corporation’s Operation & Maintenance (O&M) business line in the State.
Furthermore, the City of Delaware, OH, a valued long-term client of the Corporation, has requested an expansion to the existing ultrafiltration (UF) system, which was provided by H2O Innovation in 2013. This expansion aims to increase the drinking water capacity from 6.8 MGD (25,740 m3/day) to 8.5 MGD (32,175 m3/day). This system is expected to be delivered in early 2024.
Two other industrial projects were secured, including one with a mining client that requested an extension of the current rental period for two of the Corporation’s mobile treatment systems. The other contract is with a repeat industrial client who has entrusted H2O Innovation with the task of designing and building a specialty pilot for assessing technology that they intend to employ within their operations.
“We continue to build a diversified backlog, providing good visibility for executing our three-year strategic plan, while also being more selective on projects and scope. H2O Innovation is winning on its solutions, its strong membrane expertise, and its integrated offering combining equipment, services, consumables and O&M. Our respective business lines are cross-selling to our customers, which is providing synergies amongst the Corporation, higher customers retention and more recurring revenues,” added Frédéric Dugré.