Environmental Elements receives $8.5 million in awards from British utility

BALTIMORE, May 17, 2001 à‚– Environmental Elements Corporation, a technology provider of air pollution control equipment and services in North America, announced today it has received two awards totaling $8.5 million from TXU Europe Power Ltd., which operates several leading power plants in the United Kingdom.

The first TXU project is valued in excess of $4 million and involves the major refurbishment of five electrostatic precipitators at the company’s High Marnham plant (each unit serves a 200-megawatt boiler). The second contract valued in excess of $4.5 million involves a similar upgrade to precipitators serving two 500-megawatt boilers at the company’s Ironbridge location. EEC’s precipitators remove particulate emissions, such as dust and fly ash, resulting from the combustion of coal, a primary fossil fuel used in the power generation process. Modifications made to these precipitators will enable the power plant to reduce emissions to meet the new higher air quality standards coming into effect this year.

“We are pleased to lead the implementation of new upgrades for TXU, which follows two other successful start-ups we completed for the company in England last year and in 1999,” said John L. Sams, EEC’s president and CEO. “Our high standards for quality customer service and superior products are enabling us to substantially grow mutually profitable relationships with significant customers in major international markets. These new projects with TXU will help fuel the continued growth of the `services’ segment of our business, which has tremendous potential.”

Environmental Elements Corporation, a leading provider of air pollution control services, technology and equipment in North America for over fifty years, provides services, technology and equipment which enable a broad range of customers in the power generation, pulp and paper, waste-to-energy, rock products, metals and petrochemical industries worldwide to operate their facilities in compliance with particulate and gaseous emissions standards.

SOURCE: Environmental Elements Corporation

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