Engineers India Limited’s Management Board Adopts Clearford Sanitary Sewer Systems for Waste-water Infrastructure Development Projects in India
Ottawa, Ontario – (August 11, 2011) – Clearford Industries Inc. (“Clearford” or the “Company”, TSX-V:CLI) today announced that Engineers India Limited’s (EIL) management have accepted staffs recommending to partner with Clearford for the utilization of the Clearford system in India. Further the parties have entered into a memorandum of intention to jointly pursue projects using Clearford technology. EIL and Clearford have identified an initial five priority projects for potential initial deployment. “The sanitary sewer solution is being designed by Clearford utilizing the patented Small Bore Sewer System (SBS). With the Clearford SBS as the enabling technology, water treatment to re-claim standards and bio-gas conversion to electricity are available features of the servicing.
Clearford will take a turnkey contract to design the solution and supply specific elements including components of the digestion process, water treatment and methane conversion facilities.” stated Mr. Bruce Linton, CEO of Clearford. Further Mr. Linton commented “EIL will act as the site and construction engineers of record for the pilot projects. EIL is one of India’s largest engineering firms with revenues in excess of $600,000,000 USD in the most recent fiscal year and acts in concert with the various levels of government as a government controlled corporation.” India has begun to place a high priority upon urban and rural sanitation. Currently
approximately half of India’s population do not have access to proper sanitary sewers. The majority of this population receive a quantity of water per person per day to enable the functioning of traditional gravity sewers. It is for the combination of scope of requirement, ability to operate efficiently with available water volumes, lower capital cost and operational income potential from the Clearford biogas system that the parties have invested the effort to work together. These same technical, financial and environmental conditions exist in Latin/South America, China and certain countries in Africa which is where Clearford’s is focusing its sales activity. Mr. Linton commented “Operating as a Canadian company, with 20 years of references sites, holds significant market potential for Clearford.”
A third signatory to the agreement is Araina Enterprises. Araina is an India-based sales and marketing company that is working with Clearford on a success fee basis to identify and establish implementation projects in India.
While Clearford believes that significant and near term opportunities exist for the Company’s solution, there can be no assurance that customer agreements will be reached or that such agreements will be profitable should they be implemented.
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About Clearford Industries Inc.
Clearford Industries Inc. (TSX-V: CLI) is the developer of the patented Small Bore Sewer ™ (SBS™), a watertight small diameter wastewater collection system that provides servicing with superior operational and environmental performance at a significantly lower cost when compared to historic gravity sewers. Clearford’s SBS™ technology and industry expertise provide the enabling platform to deliver, on a global basis, turnkey, fixed-price wastewater collection, treatment and energy generation solutions that are ideally suited for water-scarce regions, those with unreliable water distribution networks, and new developments seeking a greener approach to water and wastewater management. For more information on Clearford, please visit www.clearford.com.
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