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ZENON Environmental, Inc. announced that the company booked $38 million for large orders it received in December 2005. ZENON received purchase orders for the company’s new ZeeWeed 1000 version 3 membranes to supply three drinking water treatment plants.
Among them is the Twin Oaks County project that the company announced in October 2005, when ZENON was selected as the membrane supplier for the world’s largest ultrafiltration plant. With construction underway, the plant is expected to be complete in the first half of 2008.
As the regional population continues to grow in San Diego County, drinking water treatment plants using membrane technology will continue to be built. The Sweetwater Authority in San Diego County will be another location in California where ZENON will supply its latest generation product. Construction on this 30 mgd plant will provide safe, superior quality water to approximately 150,000 people when completed by the end of 2007.
In addition, a community in Georgia has also ordered a new ZeeWeed 1000 version 3 membrane system that once completed, will have the capacity to supply potable water to approximately 60,000 people.
With the inclusion of these plants, ZENON’s installed water treatment capacity will exceed 2 bgd all over the world.
Sales of the company’s ZeeWeed 500 series membranes also continue to do well. The 500 series membranes are ZENON’s strongest reinforced hollow fibre membranes with a proven track record of outstanding performance in difficult-to-treat waters. Among the orders received in December for the 500 series is a membrane bioreactor that will treat 9 million gal of wastewater per day for the North Kent Sewer Authority in Michigan, a water recycling plant for Oak Valley, Calif., and an industrial wastewater treatment plant in Indiana.
“As an industry leader, we continue to win new orders for our innovative technology,” said Andrew Benedek, ZENON chairman and CEO. “In addition to our new order intake, growing backlog and strong financial base, we continue to strive for excellence in providing superior service to our clients. With this strong order intake in December, our backlog is expected to continue to grow at the 30% range seen in previous years,” Benedek added.