Deal is underway for systems that will be used at housing development
Sionix Corp. announced that it has signed a letter of intent with ANA Global Corp. for the purchase of two mobile water treatment systems (MWTS) to be installed at a local government in Katsina State, Nigeria, and at a cooperative housing project in Abuja, Nigeria. ANA, headquartered in Fredericksburg, Va., is a multinational corporation that specializes in construction projects in West Africa and the Middle East.
The project will treat well and river water in a private housing development on approximately 172 acres that consists of 1,000 homes. The system will provide service for the owners and their caretakers, a shopping center and a recreation center. The purchase price for each MWTS will range from approximately $1.2 million without desalination to approximately $2.3 million with desalination, excluding installation, start-up, commissioning and training, and depending on specific site conditions and completed chemical panels.
"Sionix MWTS are applicable to this project because we are providing drinking water and recycled water for a planned community in an overseas environment. This project is the first of several that we expect to partner on with ANA Global," said James R. Currier, chairman and CEO of Sionix. "A definitive joint venture is currently being negotiated to include additional projects in Nigeria and several neighboring countries in West Africa, including Ghana, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Benin, Togo and the Congo.
Funding for this venture will be provided by ANA through one of several government or private sources that it is currently reviewing. Funding is expected to be finalized by mid-September. The company expects to complete formal purchase documentation by early 2012 and to complete installation of the two units in the second quarter of 2012.