Beijing, China – January 9, 2013 – Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today the company won an equipment procurement and servicing contract for the phase 1 project of Chengdu No. 7 Water Works under construction in Sichuan Province. The contract value totaled $2.8 million (approximately RMB17.6 million).
According to the contract, Tri-Tech will be responsible for design, procurement, installation, operation troubleshooting and maintenance of all automated control equipment and instruments for two water intakes, source water pipes, treated water pipes and operation of water purification facilities for the phase 1 of Chengdu No. 7 Water Works project. Tri-Tech expects the project will be completed by the end of April 2013.
With a total investment of RMB370 million by Chengdu Municipal Waterworks Co. Ltd., the project construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Phase 1 will have pre-treatment capacity of 500,000 tons per day, and the full extension capacity will be 1 million tons per day. The water works will be the largest one in the City of Chengdu after its completion and will ease pressure on the city’s residential water supply.
Mr. Gavin Cheng, CEO of Tri-Tech Holding commented on the contract, “We are pleased that Tri-Tech secured this new water treatment plant contract by strong cooperation between our sales and project teams. Like our Ordos project, this Chengdu Water Works is a large-scale water plant project that will provide us extensive experience in construction management of water treatment plants. In connection with our strategic business realignment, we evaluated the Chengdu project and chose to bid only for the equipment procurement and service portion of the project, rather than the complete water plant construction which we expect will tie up a significant amount of capital over a relatively long construction period. We believe execution of the equipment service contract will not harm our cash flow; to the contrary, we expect our cash flow will benefit from the short four-month project cycle. We are going to continue exploring such types of municipal water project, which have favorable cash payment cycles. As we leverage our expertise in these kinds of projects, we are also seeking opportunities to partner with well-established Chinese water businesses to develop the domestic and international markets.”