Vancouver, 12 May 2012 – As part of the economic mission to Canada, led by H.R.H. the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Etienne Schneider, delegation member Epuramat today announces the official contract signing of a major sales and distribution contract with the Canadian wastewater service provider Black Opal Energy Services Inc. (Black Opal). The ceremonial signing took place yesterday in presence of H.R.H. the Hereditary Grand Duke and Minister Schneider during a cleantech business seminar bringing together Canadian and Luxembourgish companies in Vancouver.
The Luxembourgish water and wastewater treatment specialist Epuramat is already experienced in the Canadian market as the company started its International business with the containerized wastewater treatment plant Box4Water right there; Epuramat received the initial order of its new system in 2010 from Black Opal in Canada. At that time Black Opal started to build up a fleet of mobile wastewater treatment plants to be offered to operators of oilfield, construction, mining, municipalities, First Nations and logging camps across Canada. Looking for a compact, extreme temperature compliant and cost-efficient wastewater treatment solution, the Canadian service provider identified the young cleantech company from Luxembourg.
Two years later Black Opal today possesses a considerable fleet of Box4Water plants that are operational in camps in Western Canada. After a successful season in the oilsands, Black Opal now placed an order for additional units of Box4Water, to be delivered before the winter of 2012. The ceremonial contract signature took place during a cleantech business seminar for Luxembourgish and Canadian enterprises, organized by the Luxembourgish Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade in the Vancouver Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. H.R.H. the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the Minister of Foreign Trade Etienne Schneider were present at this event as well as representatives of the local and Luxembourgish press.
“We are delighted about the ongoing positive response to our Box4Water,” said Epuramat Marketing and Sales Director Dirk Martin. “In the course of the ceremonial sales contract signing, both our parties would like to take the opportunity to extend the timeframe of our current distribution agreement and accordingly increase the related contract value by several million Euros. We are looking forward to many more successful years in cooperation with Black Opal.”
Black Opal President Russell Entwistle added: “With the Box4Water we offer innovative technology with outstanding performance and quality characteristics in Canada. As the features of the system even exceed the requirements of the Canadian market, we are convinced that our success story with Epuramat will yield great business opportunities in the future. Reliable decentralized wastewater treatment systems with high performance, in challenging environmental circumstances, are seeing an unabated strong demand.”
Remote camps in areas without technical infrastructure are widely spread across Canada as the country is rich in mineral resources like oil, gas, coal and timber. Outside temperatures during operation range from plus 35 to minus 40 degrees Celsius.
Founded in 2005 in Luxembourg, Epuramat S.A. provides compact, chemicals-free and energy-efficient water and wastewater treatment solutions. Its patented ExSep® (Extreme-Separator) pre-treatment solution uses fluid dynamics, with no moving parts, to separate solid matter from liquid, enabling wastewater to be more easily and more efficiently processed or recycled. Epuramat systems can be used in a variety of municipal and industrial applications, including treating wastewater from remote communities for direct discharge into open surface water; separating oil from water; treating industrial water for re-use; and treating digestate wastewater resulting from biogas production. The Epuramat plants are currently in operation in Europe, the US and Canada.
For more information, see www.epuramat.com
If you have any question please contact Birgit Manzoni:
Phone: +352 35 70 72 40
About Black Opal Energy Services Inc.
Founded in 2009 in Leduc, Alberta, Canada, Black Opal Energy Services Inc. is a private company that provides its clients with energy efficient, innovative, class leading wastewater technology solutions. Black Opal rents, sells, operates and services containerized wastewater treatment plants on remote work sites. These sites have a large presence in Canada as they are often used for logging, mining and oil and gas extraction – enabling Canada’s role as one of the world’s leading supplier of natural resources and processor of the world’s largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia.
For more information, see www.blackopalenergy.com
If you have any question please contact Russell Entwistle:
Phone: +1 780 986 0222