Water Industry News
Emerson Wins $5.8 Million Contract to Automate China's First Integrated Water/Wastewater Project

June 13, 2005

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), announced today it has received a $5.8 million contract to install its PlantWeb(R) digital plant architecture in China's first integrated water/wastewater project. The project, awarded by Harbin Water Supply and Drain Group Co., will include automation of a new water treatment plant and reservoir complex serving Harbin City.

China's seventh-largest city and capital of Heilongjiang Province, Harbin has 3 million residents and produces 940,000 tons of wastewater per day. As part of a plan to meet this ever-growing demand, the Municipal Authority of Harbin is building the new 119-million-gallons-per-day (450,000-cubic-meters-per-day) water treatment plant, a new 94-billion-gallon (356-million-cubic-meter) reservoir complex, and expanding and rehabilitating its existing water distribution network by installing 110 miles (175 km) of pipeline.

"Emerson offered us a comprehensive and scaleable control solution that will allow us to fully and efficiently integrate and optimize our new assets, like the plant and reservoir, as well as existing plants and pump stations," said LiLi Meng, information technology supervisor, Harbin Water Supply and Drain Group Company. "In addition to delivering control and valuable operational insight throughout our expanding water system, we know the system will be able to grow with us to meet our future needs."

"The enormous growth and development in China today has placed greater demands on the water and wastewater services for population centers like Harbin," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "We're pleased to be able to apply advanced technologies to a ground-breaking project that will serve this growing community's needs now and for years into the future."

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2004 were $15.6 billion.