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October 20, 2010
Aqua-Chem, Inc. Matrix is awarded major order for a sea water membrane from the Russian Federation for a major potable water installation.

Defense & Aerospace Week

OCT 20, 2010 – ( — MATRIX, a division of Aqua-Chem, Inc., announced that it has concluded negotiations with and received the final order from the Russian Central Government for one of the largest sea water membrane systems ever installed within the Federation. MATRIX is a leader in providing MicroUtility infrastructure including state-of-the-art reverse osmosis systems for marine and land-based applications around the world.

David Gensterblum, CEO of Aqua-Chem, Inc., stated that his team has successfully performed on the Phase One contract and has just been awarded the Phase Two expansion to 10,000 m3/Day (2.64 million US GPD) of the turnkey open sea potable water system. “According to Russian sources, our installation may be the largest SWRO drinking water system in Russia to date and will provide the benchmark for future regulation and development. We are delighted to work with the Russian Federation on this major installation. Water development projects will be a major focus of both governments and global corporations over the next two decades, and the Federation’s foresight in moving aggressively on an installation of this size demonstrates the potential of the market.”

Aqua-Chem acquired MATRIX in October 2008 and has since invested in its technological and marketing resources. Gensterblum noted, “The strategic acquisition of the MATRIX team combined with the global footprint of Aqua-Chem has proven to be a winning combination.” About MATRIX, a Division of Aqua-Chem, Inc., was founded in 1986 to provide MicroUtility infrastructure including state-of-the-art reverse osmosis desalination systems for marine and land-based applications. Matrix watermakers are the toughest, most reliable systems on the market today. Over time we have evolved to provide innovative services to meet our clients’ needs, including wastewater treatment, power generation, incineration systems, and water treatment chemicals. Our design build services can customize the plant to meet your unique specifications. We offer a range of packages tailored to accommodate any budget. Our parts and service department provides 24/7 worldwide support and is always ready to give you the assistance that you need. For more information, please go to Matrix. About Aqua-Chem, Inc. Since 1940, Aqua-Chem has become a leader in evaporation and reverse osmosis technologies and water pretreatment and distribution equipment, with a full array of engineering, manufacturing, installation, training and maintenance services. The company serves the needs of customers in the following major markets: offshore oil and gas, marine, micro utility, industrial, pharmaceutical, beverage and military markets. Aqua-Chem is based in Knoxville, TN and sells its products in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, please go to Aqua-Chem.

Aqua-Chem is a portfolio company of Altus Capital Partners, Inc., an investment firm specializing in middle market manufacturing companies based in the U.S.

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