Earth Tech Wins Water Treatment Contract in Scotland

Updated 8:45 AM ET November 13, 2000

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Tech, a unit of Tyco Flow Control, today announced that the North of Scotland Water Authority (NoSWA) has selected Earth Tech to design, construct and commission a new Inverness 10 MGD (34Ml/d) water treatment plant and supply system. The $20 million (14 million pounds sterling) contract includes a new water treatment plant, service reservoir and treated water trunk main. The new plant will remove color and provide a physical barrier to cryptosporidium in a one-step process.

"This project illustrates Earth Tech's strong capabilities to meet the growing need for water treatment and management around the world," according to Diane C. Creel, President of Earth Tech. "The chosen solution demonstrates Earth Tech's ability to create innovative and cost effective engineering and process solutions."

Earth Tech, which was chosen over three other leading process contractors, worked in partnership with NoSWA to determine the best choice of process. Extensive pilot trials were conducted to establish that chemical dosing upstream of ultra filtration was the optimum sequence of treatment. The application that was chosen uses leading-edge technology and will be the first of its kind in the United Kingdom.

"NoSWA has to comply with increasingly stringent legislation, and to meet conditions prevailing in this particular region of Scotland, Earth Tech is pleased to be able to assist them," said Kim Early, President of Earth Tech's Global Water Management.


Earth Tech is an international provider of global water management, and engineering and environmental services. It is a $1 billion company headquartered in Long Beach, CA, which employs 7,000 people in more than 150 offices throughout the world. For more information on Earth Tech, visit


Tyco Flow Control is one of the major business units of Tyco International Ltd. Tyco Flow Control designs, manufactures and services pipes, couplings, fittings, meters, hangers, valves, cable trays, metal framing and fire sprinklers, and provides engineering consulting, total water management services, and environmental consulting and remediation. Including Morin and other brands, Tyco Flow Control is a leading producer of actuators.


Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:TYC) LSE: TYI; BSX: TYC) is a diversified manufacturing and service company. Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire protection systems and electronic security services, and the world's largest manufacturer of flow control valves. Tyco also holds strong leadership positions in disposable medical products, diagnostic imaging, bulk pharmaceuticals, wound closure, plastics and adhesives. Tyco operates in more than 100 countries and has reported fiscal 2000 sales of approximately $28.9 billion.

Contact: Gail Vaughan, Earth Tech, 562-951-2089, or Judith Czelusniak, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Tyco International (US) Inc., 561-988-7424