Oil sands UF water treatment won by H2O Innovation

A Can$ 9.4 million (US$ 9.6 million) contract for a membrane-based water treatment package has been awarded to H2O Innovation Inc by Fort Hills Energy LP for the Fort Hills Oil Sands Project in Alberta, Canada.

The contract will see H2O  Innovation design, build, install and commission two membrane filtration trains, using mostly ultrafiltration membranes.

The treatment package will include pretreatment and post-treatment, and all associated equipment including clarifier, pumps, potable water storage tank and laboratory, amongst other major components. The water treatment package will be completed in two phases over a period of slightly more than 24 months.

This project will provide potable water for around 5,000 workers at the Fort Hills Project currently in development 90 km north of Fort McMurray. This contact brings H2O Innovation’s sales backlog to a record high level of Can$ 29.2 million (US$ 29.8 million) as of 8 June 2011.

“Its awarding is another evidence of the strong sales growth momentum we are experiencing, particularly from the Canadian municipal, mining and energy markets as well as from the US industrial and energy markets,” stated Frédéric Dugré, president and CEO of H2O Innovation. “Coupled with the greatly improved financial results presented lately for the third quarter of the current fiscal year, our record high backlog and sales growth momentum put us in strong position as we are about to embark on the start of our 2012 fiscal year in July.”